Getting paid to play video games is considered living the dream by some and the amount those gamers are getting paid these days will really surprise you. These days, electronic sports or better known as eSports has truly become a global phenomenon and has brought with it a whole new class of celebrity.
The dream is becoming a reality for more and more gamers every year. It’s now possible to scratch out a living even if you aren’t the best of the best. With new revenue streams opening up to professional gamers there are hundreds or maybe even thousands of professional gamers earning close to $100K a year grinding it out for cash. Then there is the elite gamers the ones that truly have no match on this planet. For these gamers the sky is the limit on how much they can earn. Today we present to you the top 10 professional gamers and how much they’ve made from just tournament wins alone may shock you.
Dmitriy “LighTofHeaveN” Kupriyanov
Dmitriy Kupriyanov or also known as LighTofHeaveN, is a versatile DotA 2 player for the Ukrainian professional esports team “Natus Vincere”. Dmitriy has the most tournament wins of any player in all of Dota history. He’s was also the most successful ASUS tournament participant with 12 first place showings on a few different teams, he has proved himself one of the best players in the world.
Born: January 4, 1988 (28 years old)
Jung “Mvp” Jong-hyun
Jung Jong-hyun also known as MVP is professional Starcraft:Brood Wars and Starcraft 2 player. Jung “Mvp” Jong Hyun has participated in 49 tournaments so far in his career. Jung has been hailed as a legendary player in the GOMTV Global StarCraft II League.
Born: February 12, 1991 (25 years old)