Top 20 highest earning Apex Legends pros

Calum Patterson
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The Apex Legends esports scene continues to grow, as Respawn and other tournament organizers have awarded over $20 million over the years. These are the winningest players by prize money earnings in Apex history.

Apex Legends exploded onto the battle royale scene when it was released on February 4, 2019, garnering millions of players in a matter of weeks. The title’s mix of smooth FPS gameplay alongside highlight moments with Legend abilities make it a stellar spectator esport.

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While early competition relied on third-party organizers for online tournaments, such as Code Red or Twitch Rivals, Respawn stepped in to fund the Apex Legends Global Series in leagues across the world, the premier Apex competition.

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Respawn continues to fund Apex Legends esports

In the early days of Apex Legends, Colby ‘dizzy’ Meadows sat head and shoulders above everyone else in the rankings, after an impressive start to his Apex career that saw him take home numerous wins. Now, in the ALGS era, the top spot has long been in the hands of TSM’s Philip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen, with his teammate Jordan ‘Reps’ Wolfe not far behind.

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That was thanks to TSM’s victory at 2023 ALGS Split 1 Playoffs in London, which had a $1 million prize pool. The record for highest prize purse in Apex Legends history belongs to the 2022 and 2023 ALGS Championships, which had $2 million up for grabs.

In the 2023 Split 2 Playoffs, TSM came second to DarkZero – still netting them a solid portion of the prize pot. They have followed that up with a victory at the world championship.

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TSM and DarkZero battle to dominate ALGS

The reigning world champion in Apex Legends is TSM, after their victory at the 2023 ALGS Championship. This has sent all three of their players, ImperialHal, Reps, and Verhulst, to the very top of the rankings.

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Right behind them are DarkZero. The Australian team won the 2022 Championship, sending the team’s trio instantly to the top 10 highest-earning players. They backed this up with their 2023 Split 2 win, sending Zer0 and Genburten further up the list.

While ImperialHal maintains his top spot, with long-time duo Reps just behind him, DarkZero duo Zer0 and Genburten, still hold 4th and 5th. TSM’s newer member, Evan ‘Verhulst’ Verhulst, now has third spot.

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Genburten, Zer0 and Sharky are in the top 10 after winning the 2022 ALGS Championship

Other squads that are in the top 20 earners of Apex Legends esports are NRG Esports and two-thirds of 100 Thieves. The list is largely dominated by North American players, with only Danish player Mande representing Europe in the top 20 now. South Korean player Lee ‘KaronPe’ Min-hyukhas managed to break into the top 20.

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The full top 20 list, tracked by Liquipedia, can be found below. The list will be updated after every major tournament.

Top 20 Highest Earning Apex Legends Players – Updated September 2023

Position Name Country Earning
1st ImperialHal USA $694,658
2nd Reps USA $606,346
3rd Verhulst USA $503,015
4th Zer0 Australia $433,049
5th Genburten Australia $341,938
6th sweetdreams USA $305,003
7th Sharky Australia $302,274
8th Knoqd USA $269,362
9th Dropped USA $252,193
10th SkittleCakes USA $226,722
11th Nafen USA $207,387
12th Snip3down USA $194,368
13th Onmuu USA $186,293
14th scuwry Canada $180,975
15th Gild USA $180,922
16th FunFPS USA $178,012
17th oh Nocturnal USA $166,936
18th Mande Denmark $166,580
19th Frexs USA $163,990
20th KaronPe South Korea $154,593

This article was updated on September 11, 2023.

About The Author

Calum is Dexerto's Managing Editor, based in Scotland. Joining Dexerto in 2017, Calum has years of experience covering esports, gaming and online entertainment, and now leads the team to deliver the best coverage in these areas. An expert on all things Twitch and gaming influencers, he also knows a number of games inside out, including Apex Legends, CS2 and Call of Duty. You can contact Calum at calum.patterson@dexerto.com.