Top Esports Players Set to Earn $3.2m in 2019

In 2018, the top five eSports players made an impressive $11,352,543 between them, which is expected to rise to a whopping £15,849,787 this year, new research has revealed.

The guide, on How to Make Money from eSports, also labels the United States as the highest-earning country and Dota 2 the highest-paying game.

Aimed at both talented gamers and those who have an interest in eSports, content included uses historical data and cutting-edge insight to offer realistic guidance to those who dream of being the next MVP (Most Valuable Player).

Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka, from Finland made short of $2,500,00 last year, topping the five highest-earning players in 2018:

  1. Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka ($2,290,632)
  2. Johan “N0tail” Sundstein ($2,282,717)
  3. Sébastien “7CKNGMAD” Debs ($2,280,217)
  4. Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen ($2,249,842)
  5. Anathan “ana” Phan ($2,249,136)

2019 is set to be particularly profitable, with the highest-earner predicted to pocket $3,292,966 in winnings.

Top tips to being the best include:

  • The qualities most appropriate for streaming and competing.
  • Step by step guide on how to become a streamer or pro-league player.
  • How to monetise channels.
  • An overview of affiliate marketing.
  • How to find your niche (as a streamer or player).
  • How to get noticed and rise from a gamer to a pro-league player.

2018 proved to be a successful year for the top five highest-earning eSports players, who each took home an average of $2,270,509.

With prediction data, the average winnings of the top five players are set to rise by 39.6% from $2,270,509 in 2018 to $3,169,957 in 2019.

The highest-paying game in 2018 was Dota 2, which awarded a staggering $41,395,452 in prize winnings. Further success is apparent for Dota 2, which is forecasted as the highest-paying game for the next five years.

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