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Top 20 highest earning CSGO pros of all time

Published: 17/May/2021 12:26 Updated: 30/May/2021 1:55

by Ross Deason

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The CS:GO competitive landscape has been experiencing a major shift in power. While Astralis still dominates the top spots in the richest player rankings, some players are surging behind them to cut the lead.

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.

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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 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 are now 11 players who are in the millionaires club. This includes 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.

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Most recently, Keith ‘NAF’ Markovic and Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David also broke the $1 million mark, becoming part of the handful of players that have managed to do so.

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

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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 28-year-old’s total earnings from prize money has eclipsed $1.9 million and it shouldn’t take him long to reach the $2 million mark.

The top 20 highest-earning CS:GO pros on May 17, 2021, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every Major CS:GO event.

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Top 20 Richest CS:GO Players in Prize Money – Updated May 17, 2021

Position Name Nationality Earning
1st dupreeh Denmark $1,908,781.07
2nd Xyp9x Denmark $1,885,080.23
3rd dev1ce Denmark $1,871,281.54
4th gla1ve Denmark $1,738,142.41
5th Magisk Denmark $1,502,240.30
6th Stewie2k United States $1,142,790.00
7th FalleN Brazil $1,095,388.92
8th TACO Brazil $1,064,658.27
9th fer Brazil $1,063,038.92
10th NAF Canada $1,038,215.66
11th coldzera Brazil $1,032,201.46
12th ELiGE United States $986,146.42
13th karrigan Denmark $976,135.39
14th nitr0 United States $920,151.73
15th JW Sweden $910,260.68
16th olofmeister Sweden $883,311.52
17th KRiMZ Sweden $880,323.34
18th flusha Sweden $877,668.95
19th Twistzz United States $865,676.43
20th flamie Russia $856,253.41