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Licensed as shareable via Creative Commons Attribution. Link to this page URL for Attribution.eSports is more than just a hobby. Top professional gamers can earn big bucks in the emerging arena. Many of these earnings come from either team play or individual play in tournaments. There are also opportunities to earn for great gaming broadcasts and video content.
Favorite games of top players include DOTA and StarCraft, while other popular titles like League of Legends and Call of Duty make appearances further down the list.
As a truly worldwide phenomenon, here are the current top earners in this fast-paced industry.
- Wang “Banana” Jiao $1,192,049.90
- Zhihao “Hao” Chen $1,191,773.98
- Zhaohui “SanSheng” Wang $1,186,074.07
- Pan “Mu” Zhang $1,174,610.85
- Ning “xiao8″ Zhang $1,145,503.37
- Clement “Puppey” Ivanov $667,332.14
- Danil “Dendi” Ishutin $604,752.24
- Oleksandr “XBOCT” Dashkevych $601,806.15
- Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora $581,826.10
- Jae Dong “Jaedong’ Lee $578,340.64
*Numbers based on total earnings as of March 2015.