The rapid growth of the entire eSports market has tremendously increased the size of tournament prize pools. According to GoldenCasinoNews.com research, the top 3 eSports prize pools in 2019 have reached $131 million value as of December. With $64.3 million worth prizes, Fortnite is the leading eSports tournament in 2019.
Top 3 Fornite Players Won $6.6 Million in 2019
During 2019, nearly 2300 gamers took part in 349 Fornite tournaments, which brought significant prizes for the best competitors. The statistics show that the top three players in the world won $6.6 million in 2019. With $3 million profit over the last twelve months, the American Fortnite player Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf took the first place on this list. A 24-year old Harrison “psalm” Chang ranked second with $1.8 million profit, followed by an Austrian Fortnite player David “Aqua” Wang, who ended 2019 with $1.7 million income.
Dota 2 Prize Pools Reached $46.2 Million in 2019
Dota 2 brought the second-largest eSports prize pools in 2019. Nearly 1300 participants competed in 196 DOTA tournaments during the year to won $46.2 million worth prizes. The top three players in the world ended the year with almost $9.5 million profit. With $3.1 million gain over the last twelve months, Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka is the leading Dota 2 player in the world. Sébastien “Ceb” Debs ranked second, while Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen took the third place on this list.
CS: GO Brought $20.3 Million Worth Prizes in 2019
The third best-paid eSports tournament in 2019 is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which brought $20.3 million worth prize pools. The Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment game draw more than 3600 players worldwide competing in 636 tournaments, and the top three of them won $1.4 million. The best CS: GO player in 2019 is a Jakey “Stewie2k” Yip. The 21-year old gamer from the US won more than $481 thousand in prize money during this year. Keith “NAF” Markovic ranked second with almost $478 thousand profit, followed by 24-year old player Nick “nitr0” Cannella.