Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the biggest esports games on the planet with a deep and diverse open circuit, but 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. While the gap between all five Astralis players and the rest of the pack has winded, the Danes have let other jostle for positions as they pick and choose which events to play at.
Team Liquid, who have been hot on their heels for nearly a year, finally overtook the Danes in the HLTV world rankings - becoming the first North American team to claim the top spot. Their success has come thanks to Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip's entry-fragging ability as they claimed the Dreamhack Masters Dallas trophy behind his stellar play. The former Cloud9 pro has since vaulted up the highest-earners list, landing himself at #18, the only US player in the top 20.
Team Vitality's Nathan 'NBK' Schmitt became the only French player in the top 20 thanks to his team's win at the ECS Season 7 finals, in June 2019.
At the top of the pile, currently, is Xyp9x. The 23-year-old’s total earning from CS:GO prize money reached eclipsed $1.4 million following the IEM Katowice success, but he’s being closely followed by dupreeh, only a few thousand behind.
The top 20 highest earning CS:GO pros on June 11, 2019, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every premier/major CS:GO event.
|20th||NiKo||Bosnia & Herzegovina||$640,582.56|
Last updated June 11, 2019 at 6:12am (EST).