Over the past years, the pro gaming has become a very big industry and people have started earning lots of income from it. It has grown from a fun work to make money-making business. There is a chance that the majority of you find it hard to believe people are making a living by playing games, but it has now become possible.
There are many successful gamers in the world who has made millions from this business with their ultimate passion and love towards the gaming industry. United States have even started to offer visas to professional gamers using the similar program that provide grants to the professional athletes. In this article, we will tell you about the 10 most successful golfers in the world right now.
Here is the list of top 10 Highest Paid & Successful Gamers In The World in 2017-2018
10. Jonathan Loda Berg
Jonathan Berg is one of the best gamers in the world who presently plays for team Alliance. He started playing professional gaming in 2006 and went on to captain many successful teams. Jonathan is a Defense of the Ancients 1 and the Ancients 2 Player. Since his debut, he has played more than 80 tournaments and won a greater portion of them.
The biggest achievements of this Swedish gamer are winning Dream League Season 1, The International 2013, Dream Hack Summer 2013, World Cyber Arena 2015 and Star Ladder i-League Star Series Season 1 in the Premier tiers. He is still just 29 years old and has a bright career on the way.
Total Earnings: US$ 686,336
9. Jung Jong Hyun
Jung MVP Jong Hyun is a South Korean professional Terran player who has become GSL champion four times in his career. Additionally, he is a winner of a BlizzCon, IEM, WCG, and MLG. He is one of the three players who went on to earn over $300,000 in prize money in the StarCraft II Wings of Liberty Era.
Born on 12 February 1991, Jung Jong is popular under the names of Jurgen, King of Wings and The King. Some of the biggest achievements of Jong’s career are winning 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe, World Cyber Games 2011, 2012 Blizzard Cup, and 2011 MLG Anaheim.
Total Earnings: US$ 402,651
8. Jang Jae Ho
Jang Jae Ho is one of the most successful gamers in the world who is popular for his innovative strategies and superior micromanagement. This South Korean gamer was born on 14 December 1986 and even features in the documentary movie Beyond the Game.
During his career, Jang has played in more than 110 tournaments and won Game-X 2007, PGL Season 2, PGL 2016- Summer, IEF 2011, and NGL- One Season 6. In 2008, he won ESports awards in the category of eSports of the Year, Best Warcraft 3 Player and Korea Player of the Year.
Total Earnings: US$ 497,004
7. Chen Hao Zhihao
Chen Hao Zhihao is a professional Chinese gamer who presently plays for Vici Gaming. Popular by his nickname Hao, he is one of the most aggressive gamers in the gaming industry. He has set a Guinness World Records title for winning the greatest prize money in a video game competition.
He has played for numerous teams in his career that include XFy, TongFu, TyLoo, PanDarea Gaming, NewBee, and Vici Gaming.
Total Earnings: US$ 1,739,333
6. Clement Ivanov
Clement Ivanov is one of best Dota 2 players who presently plays for Team Secret. Famous with his nickname Puppey, he is considered as one of the best team captains in the world. He was born on 6 March 1990 and started playing games at a very young age. He is one of the most storied and prolific captains who have ever played in Dota. Puppey has a wonderful DotA while playing for teams like Nirvana.international and KingSurf.international with players, such as Dendi and Kuroky.
Total Earnings: US$ 1,348,176
5. Danil Dendi Ishutin
Danil Dendi Ishutin Ishutin is one of the best gamers in the world who plays as a professional Dota 2 mid-lane player for Natus Vincere. Well-known with his name Dendi, he is called as one of the most creative players in the present gaming industry. He is popular for his solo mid skills and unorthodox play style.
Since 2010, Dendi has played as a part of squad Natus Vincere and become a fan-favorite in the matter of a few years.
Total Earnings: US$ 710,580
4. Kurtis Ling
Kurtis Ling is a Canadian professional Dota 2 player who is presently third highest earning eSports gamer in the world. Known by his in-game name Aui_2000, he presently plays for the Team NP.
One interesting thing about this 24 year old gamer is that he drops out from the University of British Columbia for playing Dota 2 professionally full-time. Some of the biggest highlights of the Ling’s career are winning The International 2015, Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015, Dota Pit League Season 3, and MLG Championship Columbus 2013 in the Premier Tier.
Total Earnings: US$ 1,926,333
3. Oleksandr Dashkevych
Oleksandr Dashkevych is a Ukrainian Dota player who played for the team Natus Vincere. Popular with the name of XBOCT, he is popular for getting steady and fast farm throughout the game. Oleksandr’s talent as a Carry has allowed his team to win lots of tournaments.
Presently, this Ukainian player is ranked #59 in the list of highest overall earnings in the world. During his career, he has won 29 tournaments and remain runner-up in 12 tournaments.
Total Earnings: US$ 651,175
2. Peter Dager
Peter Dager is an American Dota 2 player who is popular with his in-game name ppd. He is also the present CEO of the eSports Organization Evil Geniuses. He started playing games at a very young age and went on to become one of the best gamers in the world.
After The International 2016, he quits the active competition for putting their full focus on the management role with Evil Geniuses. However, he has not officially announced his retirement from the gaming world.
Overall Earnings: US$ 2,603,724
1. Saahil Arora
Saahil Arora is an American professional Dota 2 player who is well-known by his in-game name Universe. Till now, he has played 60 tournaments and almost ends up in the first three positions in the majority ones. Since 2016, Saahil has been playing from the team Evil Geniuses.
He won his biggest ever prize of $1,326,932 from a single tournament at the International 2015 Dota 2 Championships that was held in Seattle, United States. He is one of the most skilled and talented gamers across the world and well-known for his characters the Dark Seer, the Faceless Void, and Ish’kafel.
Overall Earnings: US$ 2,720,623
Here it is the list of top 10 most successful gamers in the world right now. Each of the above gamers has their own skills and style of playing that separates them from each other. You can see that the majority of the top gamers are from countries, like China, United States and South Korea. It looks like the competition in gaming world will increase in the upcoming years for sure.