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Recent Player Earnings

Nickname Name Earnings
1 N0tail Johan Sundstein $ 6926762
2 JerAx Jesse Vainikka $ 6456319
3 ana Anathan Pham $ 5993115
4 Ceb Sebastien Debs $ 5554468
5 Topson Topics Taavitsainen $ 5492272
6 KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi $ 5135630
7 Miracle- Amer Al-barqawi $ 4795634
8 MinD_ContRoL Ivan Borislavov $ 4592968
9 GH Maroun Merhej $ 4198973
10 MATUMBAMAN Lasse Urpalainen $ 3816378
11 Sumail Syed Sumail Hassan $ 3549343
12 UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora $ 2969399
13 ppd Peter Dager $ 2946348
14 Puppey Clement Ivanov $ 2609393
15 Fear Clinton Loomis $ 2508167
16 s4 Gustav Magnusson $ 2479463
17 Zai Ludwig Wåhlberg $ 2453411
18 Fly Tal Aizik $ 2408964
19 Ame Wang Chunyu $ 2363848
20 w33haa Aliwi Omar $ 2266206
21 Arteezy Artour Babaev $ 2207124
22 y` Zhang Yiping $ 2184496
23 Faith_bian Zhang Ruida $ 2178996
24 Cr1t Andreas Franck Nielsen $ 2014985
25 ice ice Li Peng $ 1989035
Nickname Name Earnings
26 xiao8 Ning Zhang $ 1979514
27 blink Zhou Yang $ 1958147
28 Aventador Chu Zeyu $ 1956226
29 Aui_2000 Kurtis Daniel Ling $ 1950410
30 xNova Yap Jian Wei $ 1917702
31 Chalice Yang Shenyi $ 1894010
32 Solo Alexei Berezin $ 1824722
33 kpii Damien Chok $ 1810968
34 MidOne Yeik Zheng Nai $ 1797768
35 RAMZES666 Roman Kushnarev $ 1787549
36 9pasha Pavel Khvastunov $ 1728172
37 Hao Chen Zhihao $ 1713860
38 No[o]ne Vladimir Minenko $ 1637819
39 YapzOr Yazied Jaradat $ 1564947
40 Super Xie Junhao $ 1560672
41 ddc Leong Fat-meng $ 1493646
42 iceiceice Daryl Koh Pei Xiang $ 1492084
43 Fenrir Lu Chao $ 1477751
44 MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen $ 1474757
45 gla1ve Lukas Rossander $ 1456845
46 Sylar Liu Jiajun $ 1417348
47 Sccc Song Chun $ 1386307
48 RodjER Vladimir Nikogosyan $ 1359839
49 Yao Yao Zhengzheng $ 1355206
50 Mu Zhang Pan $ 1352905

Recent Tournaments

Date Event Prize Pool
2022-10-01 World Championship 2022 $ 2000000
2022-08-15 The International 2022 $ 1600000
2022-05-01 ESEA Relegation Season 40 No Info
2022-03-01 ESEA Main Season 40 No Info
2022-03-01 ESEA Advanced Season 40 No Info
2022-02-10 LAN Sweet LAN $ 250000
2022-02-02 ESEA Relegation Season 39 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.