Gaming has become a passion for many people. There are many individuals who have converted their passion for video games into a profession. Playing video games fetches good money from tournaments and contracts and has attracted the attention of many gaming enthusiasts. The e-sports have seen a boom in the recent years and gaming has become a serious sport just like any other sport.
The professional gamers invest in high-end technology to win tournaments and consistently improvise their skills to get at the top. The cash prices in such tournaments are huge and the gamers get rich by winning them. In addition to winning tournaments, there is sponsorship money, team salary and the income from streaming the practice games. All this makes the gamer wealthy.
These are the top ten most richest gamers of the world for the year 2017.
10. Carlos “Ocelote” Rodriguez
He is a Spanish player from SK Gaming which is one of the European groups. He is known for his adaptable gaming style and good personality. He was also the player of World of Warcraft group. He earns an annual pay of $820,000 and is placed at the tenth position in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
9. Team Newbee
One of the Richest Video Game Players In The World. This is a gaming group with members Chen “Hao” Zhihao, Zhang “Mu” Pen, Zhang “xiao8” Ning, Jiao “Banana” Wang and Wang “SanSheng” Zhaohu. They won the Dota 2 tournament. This team earns a wage of $5.88 million and is at the ninth position in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
8. Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
He is a popular gamer. He is considered to be an expert gamer and a specialist. He has taken part in various tournaments such as Quake III arena, Unreal tournaments 2003, painkiller etc. He has 12 titles to his name and also has a hide player of the year honour. Wendel also won the Lifetime Achievement Award through e-sport. He earns $455,000 from various tournaments and is eighth in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
7. Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag
One of the highest Paid gamer of AMERICA and is an expert in the art of gaming. He earns a profit of about $186,000 from winning various e tournaments. He also earns an addition $700,000 from various contracts and patrons. He is at the seventh position in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
6. Lee “Nothing” Yun-Yeo
He is known for his adaptable e-gaming style. He is an excellent SratCraft player and became popular for his 2007 contract. He has earned $690,000 from his agreement and by winning various tournaments he has amassed $302,000. Lee is placed at the sixth position in the list of most rich gamer for this year.
5. Jang “Moon” Jae Ho
He has won a lot of money by winning various tournaments and contracts. He earned $500,000 from his contract with Korean WeMade FOX Warcraft III group. He has also earned $443,000 from various tournaments. He occupies the fifth position in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
4. Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
He is a 24 years old gamer with immense capabilities in this field. Clement is the commander of the gaming group Natus Vincere. He is a very popular player. Clement helped his team win The Internatonal 2011 tournament. Clement earns about $666,000 from gaming and is placed fourth in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
3. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin
He is a 25 years old gamer and is considered a master of e sport. He is known for his innovative and engrossing style of gaming. He has a lot of fans among gaming enthusiasts. He has played many tournaments. Ishutin has earned a total of $604,000 by playing various e sports and is rich enough to be placed at the third position in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
2. Oleksandr “XBOCT” Dashkevych
This gamer is from Ukraine. He has a partner called Danil and they play for the Natus Vincere group. They have won various global tournaments. In the year 2011, he earned $200,000 by winning such a tournament. He has earned a total of $601,000 from e-sports and is placed second in the list of most rich gamers for this year.
1.Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora
He is a gamer who is known for his excellent style of playing video games. He is a Dota 2 player from America and plays for Evil Geniuses. He has helped his team win four Dota 2 titles. He has earned $581,000 from e sports and an additional $258,000 from his gaming style. He tops the list of most rich gamers for this year.
In order to become a professional gamer and earn money from this field like these most richest gamers in 2017, one needs to develop the required skills and aptitude for playing video games.