Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the biggest esports games on the planet with a deep and diverse open circuit, some players stand head and shoulders above all others when it comes to prize money.
In November of 2018, Astralis stars Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz, Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen and Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth became the first CS:GO stars to ever break the $1 million threshold in prize money won.
Astralis’ incredibly dominant ESL Pro League Season 8 victory in December saw their in-game leader, Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander, also break into the millionaire’s club while teammate Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif climbed from 15th to eighth in the rankings.
Multiple titles for Astralis in 2018 saw all five players rake in a huge amount of money, including the Intel Grand Slam prize, and they closed out the year with yet another first-place finish at BLAST Pro Series Lisbon on December 15.
Their success has continued into early 2019, as the team picked up another Major trophy at IEM Katowice and another win at BLAST Pro Series Säo Paulo. That has further widened the gap between all five Astralis players, as they occupy the top five slots as a team, and every other player on the list - despite some legendary success from rosters such as MiBR, Fnatic and Virtus Pro.
No team currently looks like being able to slow the Danes down, which should allow them to grow their lead at the top of the charts and move forward towards unbelievable milestones like $1.5 Million or even $2 million, with further success this season.
At the top of the pile, currently, is Xyp9x. The 23-year-old’s total earning from CS:GO prize money reached a staggering $1,451,321.90 as a result of the IEM Katowice success, but he’s being closely followed by dupreeh and his $1,448,322.74.
The top 20 highest earning CS:GO pros on April 22 2019, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every premier/major CS:GO event.
|18th||NiKo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$635,532.56|