This is such an exciting topic, isn’t it? Not only do I get to tell you guys about gamers bringing in awesome amounts of money, but I get to compare all these winnings to other eSports games out there…
Top 10 Highest Paid Gamers
So I’m sure you have your own guesses, but I’m here to stop all that nonsense and put an end to it! This is a list from eSportsEarnings.com that I’m posting as of 9/17/2014. This shows the their name and title, total earnings, game of choice, and how much they made from that specific game. Their is a clear cut winning for the eSports game that is paying out tons of earnings to these gamers!
And the Winner is…
Dota 2 is really crankin’ in the dough for these gamers! If you don’t play it, I suggest you start NOW! Just kidding, but maybe not. I looked at this list and I thought about it for a bit because it really did look so dominated by Dota. As you begin to go further down you obviously see other games but still mostly….Dota. So I told myself that Dota 2 tournaments must be really high paying in other countries, and that’s what’s happening here. In turn, I put together another list, this time of just the United States Top 10 Highest Paid Gamers.
Top 10 Highest Paid Gamers in the United States
I’m back at it and in a big way. Obviously this research was taken from the same site and on the same day so that it would be relevant to each other. Well the list doesn’t really give me anything groundbreaking unfortunately, but I’m going to show you anyway!
Wait…Who’s the Winner now…?
Okay, for a second I thought I was onto something. I saw a whole lot of gamers up there that made it not JUST Dota absolutely dominating the leader board. Then I took a closer look and noticed the percentages on the far right side. That shows what percent the “Highest Paying Game” is on their overall earnings. Notice how the percentages for Dota 2 are all 100 (aside for one 84), and the rest of the games barely make even 60!? Unfortunately this means those gamers ARE making a ton of money, just not with ONE specific game, making Dota 2 our winner even when you cut it down to just the United States.