It may not come as a surprise, but it is worth noting that the U.S.A currently tops the chart for highest earnings in the eSports industry. The country made eSports a recognized profession in 2013 and have gone on to reap the benefits the sports provide.
The country has now earned $93, 670,675.82 from eSports competition and is only followed by China with $87, 142,813.39. The chart which was published by esportsearnings was based on the earnings of players from each country.
The $$93, 670,675.82 which was earned by the U.S.A was as a result of the high earnings of 12,128 players who are natives of the U.S.A. Sahil Arora who is currently the country’s 1 ranked player in terms of highest overall rankings has contributed $ 3, 935,737.67 to the total amount followed by Peter Dagger with $ 2, 902,766.36 and Clinton Loomis with $2,500,460. 84. These three players are in the top 12 of the highest overall earnings in eSports.
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Despite being ranked as 1 in the highest overall rankings in the world, Kuro, Takhasom’s $4, 136,926.95 could only place Germany in the 8th place with $18,190,728.32.
South Africa happens to be the highest earner in the African continent with $ 701,869.84 and is placed in 52nd place. Their earnings come as a result of the earnings of 399 players. Players like Aran Groesbee, Dimitri Hadjipas and Ruan van Wyk who the first three highest overall earners in the country contributed the highest.
Other African countries in the top 100 list include Tunisia in 77th place with $ 63,169.93, Algeria in 78th place with $59,300.92, Egypt in 83rd place with $52,000.83 and Ethiopia in 88th place with $23,638.70.
Below is the list of the top 10 highest earners in eSports and their respective amount
- USA – $93,670,675.82
- China – $87,142,142
- Korea, Republic – $72,014,544,.77
- Sweden- $30,129,316.31
- Denmark- $24,951,604.13
- Russian Fed. -$19,534,198.00
- Canada- $18,316,069.70
- Germany- $18,190,728.32
- France- $16,600,328.94