Today’s topic : Top eSports players by 2019 tournament earnings and more esports interviews. eSports are a huge cash industry this days and you will stunned by the amounts esports players make.
As we ascend to the fifth spot on the list, we get greeted with the first Dota 2 player, Anathan “ana” Pham, who has finished the year with just under $3.15 million in his pockets. This is the second year in a row when we see ana among the top five earners, thanks to his achievements with OG Dota 2 roster, which repeated their success from last year and won their second successive International title. By winning TI9, OG earned $15,620,181, which split five-ways earned each player $3.124 million. Seeing him among the top five solely because he won one tournament, however, should not come off as a shock to anyone, considering that since 2011, a player who won The International was guaranteed to finish the year among top five earners, due to massive prize pools that have become a staple for the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year. Read more info on Top 10 eSports Players 2019.
“Gaming is no longer just a form of entertainment. There are legitimate careers to pursue within this industry, but the paths aren’t always clear,” explained N3rd Street Gamers CEO John Fazio. “This premier esports facility will give Rowan University students and the surrounding community the opportunity to learn both technical and professional skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.” “Rowan will work collaboratively with NSG to develop curricula relating to the esports industry, establish internship opportunities, and create club and varsity-level teams,” reports Rowan Today. Through internships both on and off-campus, student-gamers will receive “hands-on training and knowledge in a variety of fields that will prepare them to become leaders in technology, engineering, business, computer programming and even broadcasting as it applies to this emerging industry.” Also in development are certificate programs that will provide students and professionals with credentials and training to work in the esports industry.
This fall, St. Thomas University (STU) plans to launch South Florida’s first school sanctioned esports team. The school is already a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), and according to CBS Miami, the team, which will be housed in a room above the basketball court, even falls under the athletic department where Director Laura Courtley-Todd thinks, “it’s a perfect fit.”
Cooler Esports are one of the lesser-known esports organizations in the scene, but much like it was the case with Sentinels, Cooler Esports made their way on the list solely due to the success of their Fortnite players. Their two members Emil “nyhrox” Bergquist and David “aqua” Wang won the Fortnite World Cup Finals – Duo event which earned them a grand total $3 million. Their World Cup winnings alone made up slightly over 85% of Cooler Esports 2019 winnings. See extra info at Top 10 eSports Teams.
The fans may have been siding with the underdog, but it mattered little to G2 as they rattled off two quick victories to take the semifinal 2-0 and move into the final against Team Empire, the team that had won Group B and then beaten Team Liquid and PET Nora-Rengo to reach this stage of the competition. If G2 Esports started the final with a partisan crowd against them, by the end of it they had won the crowd over thanks to their brilliant display as they dismantled a good Team Empire in stunning fashion. The match hinged on a fabulous first game, which G2 snatched 12-10 in overtime and Empire never recovered from that as G2 pushed home that advantage in clinical fashion, winning the final two maps 7-4 and then 7-1 to land another astonishing and accomplished victory.
North America will account for $345 million of this generated revenue, while China will generate $164 million. Global esports viewers will total 380 million in 2018. This can be broken down into 165 million esports enthusiasts and 215 million occasional viewers. In 2017, there were 588 major esports events that generated an estimated $59 million in ticket revenues. The largest prize pool was over $25 million Dota 2 International 2018 holds the record for the largest prize pool in esports history, offering $25,532,177.00 to the winner. The total prize money of all esports events held in 2017 was over $112 million. Smaller esports events are also available and tend to be easier to access and cheaper. You can find out about these through social media groups, gaming conventions and through specific gaming communities. Visit: https://www.onlineesports.com/.