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Recent Player Earnings

Nickname Name Earnings
1 N0tail Johan Sundstein $ 7126853
2 JerAx Jesse Vainikka $ 6482923
3 ana Anathan Pham $ 6023117
4 Ceb Sebastien Debs $ 5804559
5 Topson Topias Taavitsainen $ 5692363
6 KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi $ 5223531
7 MATUMBAMAN Lasse Urpalainen $ 4970999
8 Miracle- Amer Al-barqawi $ 4881535
9 mc Ivan Ivanov $ 4680869
10 GH Maroun Merhej $ 4286874
11 Miposhka Yaroslav Naidenov $ 4227815
12 Collapse Magomed Khalilov $ 3987074
13 YatoroGOD Illya Mulyarchuk $ 3985469
14 TORONTOTOKYO Alexander Khertek $ 3977526
15 Mira Miroslav Kolpakov $ 3970883
16 Puppey Clement Ivanov $ 3937188
17 Ame Wang Chunyu $ 3931872
18 Sumail Syed Sumail Hassan $ 3811639
19 WhyouSm1Le Zhang Yiping $ 3752520
20 Faith_bian Zhang Ruida $ 3747020
21 Zai Ludwig Wahlberg $ 3629070
22 Somnus`M Lu Yao $ 3360471
23 Saksa Martin Sazdov $ 3069000
24 fy Xu Linsen $ 3015962
25 UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora $ 2971033
Nickname Name Earnings
26 ppd Peter Dager $ 2948382
27 s4 Gustav Magnusson $ 2628139
28 Fly Tal Aizik $ 2623617
29 Fear Clinton Loomis $ 2509893
30 kaka Hu Liangzhi $ 2493220
31 Arteezy Artour Babaev $ 2436252
32 33 Neta Shapira $ 2335095
33 YapzOr Yazied Jaradat $ 2303330
34 Nisha Michał Jankowski $ 2281852
35 w33haa Aliwi Omar $ 2279566
36 Sneyking Jingjun Wu $ 2279442
37 Cr1t Andreas Franck Nielsen $ 2251669
38 xNova Yap Jian Wei $ 2109681
39 Chalice Yang Shenyi $ 2085989
40 Resolut1on Roman Fominok $ 2048948
41 ice ice Li Peng $ 1992453
42 blink Zhou Yang $ 1961565
43 Aventador Chu Zeyu $ 1959644
44 Aui_2000 Kurtis Daniel Ling $ 1950510
45 skiter Oliver Lepko $ 1945527
46 nine Leon Kirilin $ 1923055
47 kpii Damien Chok $ 1847953
48 Solo Alexei Berezin $ 1846822
49 dupreeh Peter Rasmussen $ 1841317
50 XinQ Zhao Zixing $ 1840694

Recent Tournaments

Date Event Prize Pool
2023-12-15 World Championship 2023 $ 500000
2023-12-15 ESL DH Atlanta 2023 $ 100000
2023-12-15 ESL Impact S4 $ 123000
2023-12-12 BLAST World Final 2023 $ 1000000
2023-11-24 ESL DH Winter 2023 $ 100000
2023-11-22 BLAST Fall Finals 2023 $ 425000
2023-11-01 Masters 2023 Fall No Info

Welcome to the World of ESports

ESports have prevailing, especially over the last decade, when Internet access has become almost a norm everywhere. ESports are referring to competitive video games, where real people form teams and clash in the game, trying their best to take over the other and win the match. Although these events used to be filled with amateur players in the past, the participation of professional players was what spurred their popularity and made eSports so popular.

The video game industry reached a new high by the 2010s, when electronic sports have become more popular and more people were joining the industry with more gaming demands. Whether it’s a card game, real-time strategy one, MOBA, battle royale, first-person shooter or fighting game, an eSport can be very popular and gain a dedicated fan base. This is pretty obvious if you also look at some of the most popular games, such as CS: GO, League of Legends, StarCraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Dota 2 and many others.

The History of eSports

It all began for eSports back in the 70s, with the game Spacewar. Basically, Stanford University held a game competition, where students would be fighting each other to win a year’s subscription for Rolling Stone. Out of all competitors, the winning one was Bruce Baumgart, who won the five-man-free-for-all tournament. As for the team competition, it was won by Tovar and Robert E. Maas.

But when it comes to a large scale, professional eSport competition, the first one to take place was held in 1980 by Atari, being known as the Space Invaders Championship. That is where the rise of eSports began, as the competition managed to attract over 10,000 participants.

To support the growth of eSports, a high score record-keeping organization has been founded in 1980 by Walter Day, and it’s been known as Twin Galaxies. This eSport organization was amazing as it would always publicize records through Guinness Book of World Records.

The eSports industry saw another growth when tournaments and popular players were featured on television and in newspapers and magazines. One of the television shows that promoted eSports was Starcade, an American show that had 133 episodes and ran for two years, from 1982 to 1984.

Later on, in the 90s, things were getting even better for the game industry. Popular games would come out, such as Street Fighter II. This is the game that made the competition between two players a thing for many. It was something innovative, as the best player used to be determined through high score beforehand. Now, it would be determined by who won the fight.

After that, there were a series of professional eSports tournaments being held, such as the Evolution Championship Series and Nintendo World Championships. ESports kept being featured in television shows over the years, and then, in the 1990s, the improvement of internet connectivity would give the eSports industry another boost. PC games were the ones benefiting the most from it.

Then, starting with the year 2000, more people were getting access to games and discovered the pleasure of competing against others in video games. It was especially during the 2010s that professional eSports saw a lot of growth, and more and more eSports fans would join the industry.

Problems with Pro Gamers

All professional gamers who are into electronic sports should have ethical behavior. This means that, whenever they participate in a tournament, they need to make sure to follow the rules and respect everyone around them. Toxic behavior is not accepted, and cheating is not accepted either. There are always rules set out by every eSport association, team or tournament.

Over the years, many of the professionals who play eSports in a certain league have been failing to have good, exemplary behavior. For instance, Christian “IWillDominate” Riviera has had a verbal abuse history, which led to him being banned from competing for a while. Other players, such as Greg “Idra” Fields from Evil Geniuses, was fired from the team. This happened because of his rude behavior towards fans of Team Liquid online.

Players need to behave exemplary and show respect for every other professional player. It’s usually a good thing to say “gg” (“good game) when you’re defeated, as it shows the appreciation you have for your opponents.

There have also been cases when rules have been broken. One such example is Aleksey “Solo” Berezin, who wanted to intentionally throw a game in order to collect cash from online betting. Another case was when Azubu Frost, an LoL team, cheated during a match and was fined US$30,000.

Popular eSports Games

There are a lot of eSports games, but as expected, a few stand above the others. Every type of eSport has one or two games that the genre is known for. There are first-person shooters and fighting games, which were some of the first genres to gain a lot of traction in the 90s. It was only in the 2000s when eSports also became known to have real-time strategy games.

Some of the most famous eSports played nowadays are Hearthstone, Call of Duty, CS: GO, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Dota 2, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm.

Final Thoughts

Sports e-Sports are no longer strangers to humanity – they are actually some of the most popular forms of entertainment nowadays. It is even possible to gamble on them, being a favorite hobby for many people into gaming and not only. If you want to get into e-Sports, you should know there are numerous eSports to choose from and there are also a lot of tournaments to watch.