These Are the 10 Highest-Paid Professional Gamers
Today Ealuxe will present the 10 highest-paid professional gamers.
Most of us consider gaming as a hobby. It’s something we do in our free time to relax and have some fun.
But playing video games for a living almost sounds like a dream. Well, for some people, this dream came true.
And they’re making serious money. To arouse your jealousy, most of these professional gamers are teenagers.
Ever wondered how much these gamers make? E-Sports Earnings has ranked the 100 professional gamers with the highest overall earnings from competitive gaming and you’re about to find out who are the top 10.
Let’s get straight to business!
10Lee ‘Jaedong’ Jae Dong – $578.340.64
We begin our top list with the 25-year-old professional games, Lee Jae Dong.
Nicknamed The Tyrant and The Legend Killer, the South Korean pro gamer plays StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft 2 for the American team Evil Geniuses.
He is one of the most successful StarCraft players of all time, winning 5 OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) and MBCGame StarCraft League (MSL) tournaments, earning $578.340.64 in tournament prize money through his career.
He made his debut in 2006 as a member of the Korean team Hwaseung OZ and, in less than 2 years, he won his first premier tournament, the Seoul International eSports Festival.
Since then, Jae Dong dominated the StarCraft competitive scene.