With the rapid growth of e-sports around the world, the amount of bonuses has gradually increased with dizzying speed and has since produced many young players but already millionaires. Let’s take a look at the total amount of money earned by gamers only from tournament prize money so far through statistics from League of Legends, and Dota 2.
Of the three disciplines, of course, Dota 2 is the game with the biggest prize money, with a total amount of up to $ 96 million in 701 tournaments. Next is the League of Legends with about $ 38 million from 1,837 tournaments.
More specifically, Dota 2’s top 100 top players make up 85% of the total prize money from tournaments. Among them, 41.7% of the prize money went to players with Chinese nationality and then to the US accounted for 10.6%.
Although only 5% of the top 100 players make the most money from Dota 2, the 3 players from the US stand at the top of the rankings to earn the most money. These are Universe, ppd and Fear, each pocketing more than $2 million USD thanks to the resounding success of Evil Geniuses in the last two seasons of International (first in TI5 and 3rd in TI6). With the Evil Genious success, the only Pakistani player in the top 100 is Sumail, who finished third in the rankings with a total of $2.5 million in just 2 years of competition.
As for the League of Legends, the top 100 players making the most money account for only about 45% of the prize value from all tournaments. But unlike Dota 2, Korea is the country that dominates this tournament when it accounts for about 39% of the total prize value. China followed with 20%, the US 10%, and Taiwan 9% respectively. And when comparing the amount of money that each individual earns the most money between the US, China, and Korea, Faker is at the top with about $900 thousand USD, then ClearLove is nearly $350 thousand and finally Dyrus with about $150 thousand.