Several teams have exceeded three million dollars in earnings from the esports tournaments of 2019. The richest players in the world are certainly no less: with over 211 million dollars in prizes, as many as 15 players have become millionaires (some for the second year in a row), in 288 they made at least $ 100,000. The first non-player of Dota 2 and Fortnite is a Pubg champion and is out of the top 10 ( Cha “Pio” Seung Hoon, $ 638,000 collected). These are the data provided by The Esports Observer.
In the lead is Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, the number one for the second consecutive year (as two are the historic consecutive victories in the Dota 2 International by his Team, OG). The 3.16 million earned in the year that is about to end lead him to touch the 7 million dollars earned in his career. Although, in 2019, the top step of the podium must divide it with the Finnish compatriot Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen and with the French Sébastien “Ceb” Debs. All Dota 2 super champions. The Danish Johan “N0tail” Sunstein and the Australian Anathan “ana” Pham arrived at a whisker from the podium, respectively with 3.15 and 3.14 million dollars on the final balance.
American Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, the 16-year-old Fortnite player who won 3 million with the Fortnite World Cup in Solos, enters the world champion esports champion. He rises directly to sixth place in this special ranking of the young “Scrooge McDuck” of electronic sports and is the first among the non-players of Dota 2. He precedes the compatriot Harrison “psalm” Chang, who arrived immediately behind him in the Cup of the world of Fortnite and has stopped at 1.8 million and loose change in this rich 2019. The last three places of the top 10 belong to the Austrian David “Aqua” Wang, to the Norwegian Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and to the American Shane “EpikWhale “Cotton.