Top 20 highest earning CSGO pros as of December 2020

Published: 25/Dec/2020 2:20 Updated: 25/Dec/2020 2:22

by Ross Deason


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.

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.

ESLAstralis have dominated CS:GO for the last two years, raking in bunches of prize money.

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.

ESLNAF (center) has joined teammates Stewie2k (second-left) in the CS:GO millionaires club.

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.

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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.

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

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st dupreeh Denmark $1,856,322.74
2nd Xyp9x Denmark $1,832,621.90
3rd dev1ce Denmark $1,820,823.21
4th gla1ve Denmark $1,685,684.08
5th Magisk Denmark $1,449,781.97
6th Stewie2k USA $1,107,340.00
7th TACO Brazil $1,063,858.27
8th fer Brazil $1,063,038.92
9th FalleN Brazil $1,059,938.92
10th coldzera Brazil $1,021,901.46
11th NAF Canada $1,002,765.66
12th karrigan Denmark $964,635.39
13th ELiGE USA $950,696.42
14th nitr0 USA $920,151.73
15th JW Sweden $897,760.68
16th Olofmeister Sweden $880,011.52
17th flusha Sweden $877,668.95
18th KRiMZ Sweden $867,823.34
19th Twistzz Canada $855,376.43
20th apEX France $819,852.39

LIVE: BLAST Premier Global Final – Evil Geniuses take on Astralis

Published: 19/Jan/2021 14:38 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 14:57

by Albert Petrosyan


BLAST Premier Global Final is finally underway! The grand finale of the 2020 BLAST season is going to see the best and most prestigious teams in the world compete for the chance to earn $1 million. Here’s the event schedule, stream and results. 

  • Evil Geniuses to face Astralis in the first game
  • G2 vs FURIA scheduled for 19:30 (CET)
  • Fallen’s Team Liquid take on NAVI tomorrow

BLAST Premier Global Final: Stream

As with all other BLAST competitions, the 2020 Global Final will be broadcast live on their official Twitch channel, which we’ve embedded above for your convenience.

The tournament will likely also be live-streamed on BLAST’s YouTube channel, which is also where the VoDs for all the matches will be uploaded, so feel free to check that out if you missed any games throughout the event.

BLAST Premier Global Final: Schedule

Tuesday, January 19

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Astralis vs Evil Geniuses 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R1 G2 vs Furia 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Wednesday, January 20

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners R1 Vitality vs Complexity 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R1  Na’Vi vs Team Liquid 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 21

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R1 TBD vs TBD 4:30 AM 7:30 AM 1:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Winners R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Friday, January 22

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers R2 TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
Winners Final TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Losers Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 23

Round Match PST EST CET (EU)
3rd Place Match TBD vs TBD 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Grand Final TBD vs TBD 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM

Watch Now: Can Anyone Beat Astralis @ BLAST Global Finals?

Blast Premier Global Final: Teams & players

Eight total teams will be in attendance at this year’s BLAST Global Final, all of them qualifying through a variety of competitions, such as the Spring Finals, Fall Finals and BLAST Premier Circuit.

Lots of eyes will be on Team Liquid, who will be with their new star acquisition, FalleN, after the Brazilian legend joined their ranks to replace Twistzz.

Team Qualified via Players
Astralis Fall Finals device, dupreeh, Xyp9x, gla1ve, Magisk, Bubzkji (s), zonic (C)
Complexity European Spring Finals blameF, RUSH, k0nfig, jks, JUGi, keita (C)
Evil Geniuses American Spring Finals Brehze, CeRq, Ethan, tarik, Stanislaw, zews (C)
FURIA Esports BLAST Premier Circuit yuurih, arT, VINI, KSCERATO, honda
G2 Esports BLAST Premier Circuit kennyS, AmaNEk, nexa, huNter-, NiKo, maLeK (C)
Team Liquid BLAST Premier Circuit ELiGE, NAF, Stewie2K, Grim, FalleN, moses (C)
Natus Vincere BLAST Premier Circuit flamie, s1mple, electronic, Boombl4, Perfecto, B1T (s), B1ad3 (C)
Team Vitality European Spring Finals apEX, RpK, ZywOo, shox, misutaaa, Nivera (s), XTQZZZ (C)

BLAST Premier Global Final: Final Placements

With this competition featuring a total prize pool of $1 million, all 8 teams that have made it this far will be earning a nice chunk of cash, regardless of the outcomes.

That said, however, there will be an extraordinary amount of money awarded to the higher placers, including a massive $400,000 gap between the first and second-place teams.

Addtionally, BLAST announced the champions will receive exlusive TW Steel watches alongside their $600,000.

Placement  Team Prize
1 TBD $600,000
2 TBD $200,000
3 TBD $80,000
4 TBD $50,000
5-6 TBD $20,000
7-8 TBD $15,000