As at now, Floyd Mayweather is the richest athlete with his earnings totalling $ 105 million! Christiano Ronaldo closely follows with an annual pay of $80 million. Take a moment to think of these crazy amounts of money that the guys are paid for doing what they love. One could hardly sit down and consider what they do to be a “job.” That is because we are used to a job being that place you wake up early in the morning to go to; in a suit.
But wait, we are video game players and someone probably doesn’t think you can be living as high as the professional sports people. They could be surprised by how much on can earn in just a few minutes of interacting with the game pad.
Read on in this article to get to see the top earning game players in the world. The figures shown are considering only the prize money. It is exclusive of the promotions and the sponsorship.
AKA: KT Flash
The total earnings are $449, 516
Flash prefers to play StarCraft: Brood War. This game has completely taken over the Korean market. There are people who have even moved to Korea so as to have a career in StarCraft, just the same way you would move to Hollywood and find yourself a career.
Flash takes home not less than $10,000 per tournament that he takes part in. He got half of his earnings before even celebrating his 18th birthday.
Clement Ivanov- Estonia
The total earnings are $450, 480
He goes by the name Puppey in the tournaments. Clement prefers playing Dota2, which has seen him rise the financial ladder due to his enormous earnings. A bigger percentage of his earnings come from the Dota2 tournament referred to as “The International.” The youngster got the entry keys to it just three days before it began. Well, is that luck? It is up to you to decide.
Oleksandr dashkevych- Ukraine
His total earnings are $453, 311
He goes by the name XBOCT (4). The name of this guy is quite peculiar. It has 19 letters and only five re vowels. So, do not struggle on how you will pronounce it. Rather, let me tell you a little about this money making game player.
He began with the Planet-X group in 2009 which later on parted ways. He later on joined Natus Vincere clan (Same as Clement: mentioned above). He was initially rated by Beyond The Summit basing on his history where he got a 4/10 rating. He went on to destroy a top Chinese team thus earning more points.
In the “The International” competition that happened last year, XBOCT changed his name to XBOCT (4). He became second in the competition and thus pocketing $600,000. I am pretty sure your focus now is not on his name but rather on the crazy amounts of money the guy makes.
Here comes the end of our part 1 of this series. Stay tuned to as we rise up the ladder.