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03 Jul 2020

Highest paying eSports games in 2020

Despite the lockdown, eSports continue to thrive. The pandemic affected some of the tournaments which were canceled but the good news is the increase in the number of views each month. It is not surprising that professional athletes all over the world are earning millions. Nevertheless, professional gamers are earning close to those figures as well. It may sound crazy if you did not know but people are getting paid crazy amounts of money to simply play video games. VIP-IBC has been monitoring the growth in eSports to fully satisfy video game lovers. Bet on esports games via VIP-IBC, the best betting platform. Let’s explore some of the highest paying eSports games.

  • Dota2: Dota2, the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game is the highest paying eSports game developed and published by Valve. Dota (Defense of the Ancient ) is a game which made many of its players millionaires. For the veteran fans, it is not a surprise to see a prize pool of hundreds of millions. In 2017 $24, 687, 919 was awarded to the teams. The winner Team Liquid received $10, 862, 683 while the 2nd and 3rd received $3, 950, 067, and $2, 592, 231 respectively. Today we can see prizes around $225, 192, 531.46 with 3693 players, and 1396 tournaments.
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: In 2016 at the eSport Industry Awards, it was named as « eSports Game of the Year ». CS: GO (short for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) like League of legends has become an icon in eSports. In 2016 WESG (World Electronics Sports Game), the winner, EnVy Us took $800, 000 of the $1, 500, 000 prize pool. Today, we can now see a prize pool of up to $98,397,491.52 with 1288 players and 5065 tournaments. Do not be the last to register, bet on CS: GO by registering for a betting account.
  • Fortnite: Fortnite entered the scene in 2017 but it is in 2018 that competitive Fortnite really began. In 2019 Fortnite gave out around $65, 000, 000 in total prize money and today, we can see the prize around $90,037,277.34 with 3352 players, 564 tournaments
  • League of Legends: League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the industry now and has given out a couple of million dollars prize money to its competitors. It is one of the largest esports and has even reached mainstream media at certain points. In 2016 World Championship gave out 45, 070, 000 in total to competitors with South Korea Telecom takin $2, 028, 000 of that prize as winners (1st). Today, we can see the prize pool around $75,571,470.80 with 6947 players and 2439 tournaments.

Other popular eSports games to play in 2020 include: StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Rainbow 6 Siege, Rocket League, NBA 2K, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Magic The Gathering, Dragon Ball FighterZ, The King of Fighters XIV, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, Street Fighter V and Tekken 7. These are just a few.

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