CSGO star dupreeh becomes first pro to reach $2m earnings milestone

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Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen has become the first CS:GO player to pass $2 million in career earnings after Vitality won ESL Pro League Season 16.

The Danish player solidified his position at the top of CS:GO’s highest earners on October 2 as he helped Vitality to beat Team Liquid in the grand final of ESL Pro League Season 16 — a marathon of a best-of-five series that went the full distance.

dupreeh’s share of Vitality’s $200,000 prize was enough to make him the first CS:GO player to pass $2 million in career earnings. He’s now at $2,014,331, according to esportsearnings.

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Vitality won ESL Pro League Season 16 after beating Team Liquid

By the looks of it, it could be a while before another player passes this mark. Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth is the closest at $1,977,550 but his Astralis team have been in disappointing form of late and could miss the IEM Rio Major after Kristian ‘k0nfig’ Wienecke fractured his ankle — an injury that will keep him out of the upcoming RMR qualifying event.

Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz is third on the list of all-time earners at $1,921,931. But ‘Mr Consistent’ has been inactive on NIP’s bench since December 2021 due to mental health issues.

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dupreeh has been competing at the highest level since the launch of CS:GO, making every HLTV.org Top 20 player of the year ranking between 2013 and 2020. In August, he was named the tenth-best player of the decade by Dexerto.

He is one of just three players who have attended all CS:GO Majors, along with Xyp9x and Richard ‘shox’ Papillon. He will be looking to qualify for his 18th Major later this week as Vitality attend the European RMR in Malta.

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Top five CS:GO earners:

  1. dupreeh – $2,014,331.07
  2. Xyp9x – $1,975,880.23
  3. dev1ce – $1,921,931.54
  4. gla1ve – $1,828,042.41
  5. s1mple – $1,663,721.98

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