Video games excite us all. The graphics, the concept, the thrill a video game gives is second to none. And it goes beyond doubt that it has spiralled itself across the globe and has captured the imagination of youth to such an extent that there are various professional gamers spurring. And just to give a slight insight into how much the game is popular, well there are talks that this would be played in the Summer Olympics of 2024. Also, the money in it is tremendously high. You win, you earn big, as simple as that. Here are the top 5 highest paid professional gamers in the world.
Competitive video gaming, popularly known as eSports has become popular among peoples in past five years. The popularity of the eSports is increasing rapidly and attracts participants from all across the world. Virtual gaming has evolved into one of the world’s richest tournaments. So, let see 5 highest earning gamers in the world who earns more than $10 million.
#1. Sahil Arora
He is an Indian-origin American “Dota 2” player who tops the list of highest paid professional gamers in the world. Sahil Arora aka UNiVeRsE won whopping $1,326,932.14 from a single tournament at the International 2015 Dota 2 Championships. The 27-year-old gamer is the highest esport earner with total earnings of $2,720,623.84.
#2. Peter Dager
This American 25-year-old is second in the all-time list of highest earners in virtual gaming. He is a professional DOTA 2 player and current CEO of the eSports organisation Evil Geniuses. He has got a net worth of $2,603,724.
#3. Sumail Hasan
Born in Pakistan and brought up in America Sumail has traversed a long path. He has many records to his name including the youngest gamer to surpass $1 million in prize money. He stood first in the Asia Dota 2 championship. He has a net worth of $ 2,401,560.And he looks all set to surpass all earning records considering he is only 17.
#4. Clinton Loomis
With the nickname fear, he really instills fear in the opposition players. He was the oldest active player till 2016 and has now taken up the job of DOTA 2 coach. He has overall earnings of $2,372,459 and still counting.
#5. Li Peng
This Chinese DOTA 2 player is as calm as his nickname iceice. Currently, he plays for Wings Gaming and has a total worth of $1,980,996.