Winning three consecutive CS:GO majors has vaulted Astralis‘s dominant squad to the top of the richest player rankings – with some top players in the chasing pack behind them.
Astralis dominate the charts
Back in 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.
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Since then, and their Major wins at IEM Katowice 2019 and StarLadder Berlin, they’ve been joined in the millionaire’s club by teammates Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander and Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif.
While the Danes may have given up their stranglehold on every tournament – with Natus Vincere, Vitality, FURIA, and even Complexity claiming event wins recently – they have still cemented themselves as the top five highest-earning players.
In fact, they’ve taken the lead at the top of the table to such a level that hitting $2 million each in the near future isn’t totally out the question.
11 players have now broken $1 million each
While Astralis were the first to clearly break the $1 million ceiling, there’s now 11 players who are in the millionares club. This inclues the core of the old SK-Luminosity squad, as well as Jake ‘Stewie2k’ Yip.
The former are two-time Major winners, bolstering their standing in the top 10. They are trumped by the Team Liquid star though, with his one Major win and plenty of domestic dubs helping him lead the best of the rest at $1.1 million.
Most recently, Liquid teammate Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic also broke the $1 million mark, becoming the 11th player to do so. While Team Liquid’s 2019 hasn’t been as dominant as their 2020, their 2nd at the IEM Global Challenge to Astralis was enough to push him over the line by $2,000.
There’s still a sizeable gap from Astralis’ lowest earning player, Magisk ($1.45 million) and the next-best in Stewie — around $350,000 — but it’s possible that can be bridged.
Who is the richest CS:GO player of all-time?
Dupreeh has taken over Astralis’ teammate Xyp9x as CS:GO’s highest earner of all time. After the Clutch Minister took a few months off in the middle of 2020, Astralis continued their reign of terror at the top, edging dupreeh ahead.
The 27-year-old’s total earning from prize money eclipsed $1.5 million following the Berlin Major success, but he’s being closely followed by the rest of the squad.
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The top 20 highest-earning CS:GO pros on December 24, 2020, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every Major CS:GO event.
Top 20 Richest CS:GO Players in Prize Money – Updated December 24, 2020