From JerAx to Sumail, these are the most valuable players in the esporting industry
Many people think that video gaming is a diversion for children. But the reality is that esports is the fastest-growing segment within the entire sporting world, with 11.7% increase in popularity in 2020 alone.
Taking a list of the top 10 teams* and their top player, the researchers at SlotsUp ranked each gamer against one another. Considering several factors such as social media presence, earning and the number of official tournaments won.
Despite his recent retirement, the gaming legend Jesse Vainikka is the most valuable player, according to the SlotsUp 2020 Esports Index. Earning a total of £6.4 million the two time TI champion “JerAx” is the second-highest earner in the esports league.
Ivan B. Ivanov, known as MinD_ContRoL, followed in second place with a total of 73 tournament wins and a total earning of £4.5 million.
See how the other players stacked up below!
*The Ultimate Esports Index takes a seed list based on the top 50 earning teams of 2020 and uses a variety of factors to determine who comes top when all of these factors are taken into consideration.
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