Top 30 highest earning CSGO pros of all time

With another CS:GO Major in the bag, we’ve updated the highest-earning CSGO pro players of all time. 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, they have been joined by countless other players in the millionaires’ club, which now features as many as 23 members.

Astralis have given up their stranglehold on every tournament, and their dominant lineup is no longer around, as dupreeh and Magisk try to create a new dynasty with Vitality. However, four of those five players still dominate the list of the highest-earning stars in the game.

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23 players have now broken $1 million each

While Astralis were the first to break the $1 million ceiling, there are now 23 players in the millionaires’ club. This includes the core of the old SK-Luminosity squad, as well as four of NAVI’s players. Nineteen-year-old Valeriy ‘b1t’ Vakhovskiy, a full-fledged NAVI player for little over a year, surpassed the $1 million mark after the IEM Rio Major.

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NiKo is one of the latest additions to CS:GO’s millionaires’ club

Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev broke into the top five in the ranking following NAVI’s quarter-final finish in ESL Pro League 15, leapfrogging Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif.

In October 2022, dupreeh became the first CS:GO player to break the $2 million mark in tournament winnings when he won ESL Pro League 16 in Malta. That event also saw Dan ‘apEX’ Madesclaire become the 20th player to enter CS:GO’s millionaires’ club.

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In the final weeks of 2022, three new players surpassed $1 million in career earnings: NAVI’s Valeriy ‘b1t’ Vakhovskiy, G2 Esports’ Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač, and Team Liquid’s Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella.

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dupreeh has taken over former Astralis teammate Xyp9x as CS:GO’s highest earner of all time in prize money. And given Astralis’ struggles, the 29-year-old Dane’s grip on the top spot is tightening as he is now more than $40,000 ahead of the ‘Clutch Minister’.

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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 remains one of the strongest sides in the CS:GO scene in 2022, despite the loss of boombl4, with a number of top-two finishes and a BLAST Premier title since the start of the year.

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The top 30 highest-earning CS:GO pros on December 26, 2022, via esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every major CS:GO event.

Top 30 Richest CS:GO Players in Prize Money – Updated December 26, 2022

Position Name Nationality Earning
1st dupreeh Denmark $2,024,831
2nd Xyp9x Denmark $1,978,380
3rd dev1ce Denmark $1,921,331
4th gla1ve Denmark $1,830,542
5th s1mple Ukraine $1,680,888
6th Magisk Denmark $1,618,290
7th electroNic Russia $1,534,625
8th karrigan Denmark $1,366,752
9th Twistzz Canada $1,256,293
10th Stewie2K United States $1,186,573
11th NAF Canada $1,184,648
12th rain Norway $1,164,716
13th FalleN Brazil $1,150,586
14th EliGE United States $1,132,579
15th Perfecto Russia $1,132,537
16th TACO Brazil $1,095,686
17th NiKo Bosnia and Herzegovina $1,088,869
18th Boombl4 Russia $1,082,499
19th fer Brazil $1,077,986
20th coldzera Brazil $1,041,901
21st apEX France $1,035,285
22nd nitr0 United States $1,025,834
23rd b1t Ukraine $1,011,491
24th KRIMZ Sweden $940,428
25th olofmeister Sweden $915,911
26th JW Sweden $914,853
27th ropz Estonia $896,527
28th flusha Sweden $881,661
29th flamie Russia $869,553
30th shox France $823,177