The leading esports tournaments continue bringing huge profits for the most successful players, with their multi-million prize pools growing each year. As the second highest-paid esports game globally, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on that list.
According to data gathered by LeagueOfBetting, the top five CS:GO players reached $8.1 million in overall earnings as of March.
Andreas Xyp9x Højsleth is the Leading CS:GO Player
Over the last nine years, more than 12,600 players competed in 4,782 CS:GO tournaments. Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth, who is a member of team Astralis, ranked as the most successful among them. Statistics show the Danish gamer has earned over $1.75 million playing CS:GO competitively, with most of the prize money won over the last two years.
His fellow countryman Peter Rasmussen, who goes by the alias dupreeh, ranked in second place with earnings also exceeding $1.75 million. A 26-year esports player has competed in 138 tournaments so far.
With $1.71 million worth prize money, Danish gamer Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz took the third place on the online shooter game earnings list. Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander and Emil “Magisk” Reif ranked as the fourth and the fifth most successful CS:GO players in the world, with $1.58 million and $1.34 in earnings, respectively.
CS:GO Reached $92.3 Million in Overall Prize Money
Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was released seven years ago, the online shooting game developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment is still top-rated and has created a cult following. Statistics show that CS:GO reached $92.3 million in overall prize money, while the number of active monthly users jumped over 20 million in 2019.
The number of CS:GO current players on Steam has also been constantly growing over the last eight months, reaching a record high peak of 917 thousand gamers in February.
The full story can be read here: https://leagueofbetting.com/top-5-csgo-players-hit-8-1-million-in-overall-earnings/
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