Top Esports Players: A Battle for Dominance

Electronic sports, commonly referred to as esports are organized online gaming competitions which consist of professional players from around the world. Players in the form of teams typically take part in multiplayer contests which are featured online and as physical competitions in some regions of the world. Esports arenas and stadiums are popularly increasing with China being the leading region of the esports industry. However, esports have now expanded to other parts of the world such as in the US and Europe.

Popular Esports Games Around the World

  • Dota 2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Fortnite
  • Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
  • League of Legends.
  • StarCraft II.

Top 10 Highest Earning Esports Players

Find below the top 10 esports players with a total of the prize money that they have earned from esports tournaments as published on the internet.

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Player Name Total (Overall) Highest Paying Game
1Johan Sundstein$7,184,163.05Dota 2
2Jesse Vainikka$6,486,623.98 Dota 2
3Anathan Pham$6,024,411.96Dota 2
4Sébastien Debs$5,887,342.73Dota 2
5Topias Taavitsainen$5,722,674.53Dota 2
6Yaroslav Naidenov$5,626,952.09Dota 2
7Ilya Mulyarchuk$5,398,553.55Dota 2
8Magomed Khalilov$5,394,791.67Dota 2
9Miroslaw Kolpakov$5,380,579.65Dota 2
10Kuro Takhasomi$5,291,422.93Dota 2

Source: esports earnings


Q. Is PUBG an esports game?

Yes, PUBG is a popular esports game that has received numerous Game of the Year nominations and established seven Guinness World Records.

Q. Which game is king of esports?

According to Esports earnings, Dota 2 is regarded as the most profitable esports game out there.

Q. Who is no 1 esports player?

Johan Sundstein is the leading eSports player worldwide as recorded in the overall earnings of 2023.

Q. Is esports a good career?

Esports is an ideal career for young people who have a passion for gaming. 

Author’s Opinion

In my opinion, esports have greatly transformed the gaming industry and its future. Esports players are on the rise as more and more people are opting for it as a career. The growth in the number of esports players and contests means more competition in the industry and more audiences to watch it. It is also a highly paid industry as its popularity has spread to most regions around the world with top investors.

I enjoy watching esports tournaments – whenever I get the chance to watch one. It is truly an addictive and challenging sight!

What do you think?

Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.