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