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Top 20 highest earning CSGO pros of all time

Published: 11/Apr/2022 12:00 Updated: 11/Apr/2022 11:51

by Ross Deason

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The CS:GO competitive landscape is experiencing a major shift in power. While Danish players still dominate the top spots when it comes to earnings, other stars are surging behind them to cut the lead.

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 millionaires club by teammates Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander and Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif.

Astralis have given up their stranglehold on every tournament, and their dominant lineup is no longer around – with dev1ce having left for NIP and dupreeh and Magisk also on their way out. However, four of those five players still dominate the list of the highest-earning stars in the game.

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In fact, they’ve taken the lead at the top of the table to such a level that hitting $2 million each is only a matter of time.

ESLAstralis dominated CS:GO between 2018 and 2020, raking in bunches of prize money

17 players have now broken $1 million each

While Astralis were the first to clearly break the $1 million ceiling, there are now 17 players in the millionaire club. This includes the core of the old SK-Luminosity squad, as well as the CIS trio of Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov and Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov, who have surged in this ranking after NAVI’s recent burst of success.

s1mple, who was named the MVP of PGL Major Stockholm, has broken into the top five in the ranking following NAVI’s quarter-final finish in ESL Pro League 15, leapfrogging Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif.

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Twistzz is the most recent addition to CS:GO’s millionaires club

The tournament in Düsseldorf saw another player enter CS:GO’s millionaires club. Russel ‘Twistzz’ Van Dulken, who helped FaZe to win the ESL Pro League crown after a dominant playoff run, has now amassed $1,008,843.10 in prize money.

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Dupreeh has taken over Astralis teammate Xyp9x as CS:GO’s highest earner of all time. But the 28-year-old Dane’s grip on the top spot is loosening after he missed the last months of the 2021 season following his benching by Astralis. He is now only $12,000 ahead of the ‘Clutch Minister’, who recently leapfrogged dev1ce to second place.

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s1mple is the only non-Danish player in the top 5

s1mple is the only non-Danish player in the top five. The Ukrainian superstar walked into this elite list in large part thanks to NAVI’s success in 2021, when the team won a series of international titles, including the PGL Stockholm Major.  NAVI have hit a bump in the road in recent weeks, but their quarter-final finish at ESL Pro League Season 15 was enough for s1mple to overtake Magisk as the fifth-highest earner.

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The top 20 highest-earning CS:GO pros on April 11, 2022, 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 April 11, 2022

Position Name Nationality Earning
1st dupreeh Denmark $1,950,081.07
2nd Xyp9x Denmark $1,938,480.23
3rd dev1ce Denmark $1,921,931.54
4th gla1ve Denmark $1,790,642.41
5th s1mple Ukraine $1,544,821.98
6th Magisk Denmark $1,543,540.30
7th electronic Russia $1,398,558.66
8th Stewie2k United States $1,186,173.20
9th FalleN Brazil $1,138,636.54
10th karrigan Denmark $1,119,302.06
11th NAF Canada $1,088,598.86
12th TACO Brazil $1,088,486.48
13th fer Brazil $1,066,036.54
14th Boombl4 Russia $1,037,433.20
15th EliGE United States $1,036,529.62
16th coldzera Brazil $1,036,201.46
17th Twistzz Canada $1,008,843.10
18th Perfecto Russia $996,470.77
19th apEX France $960,135.72
20th NiKo Bosnia and Herzegovina $954,819.23