The emergence of the Overwatch League in 2018 saw the game become one of the most popular esports in the world, and top players from around the world have already gotten their hands on some huge amounts of prize money.
The Overwatch League in its current format sees every team competing for the same prize, with the highest level players and teams competing only in the league itself.
So far in Overwatch’s young history, the talents that have emerged as the highest earners are overwhelmingly South Korean, with only three players born outside of the Asian peninsula making it into the Top 20.
Since the league has only one season under its belt, prize pools from Overwatch competitions aside from the main OWL tournament still make up a sizeable portion of some of the Top 20’s total earnings. With the second season of the Overwatch League now underway, this is a trend that will likely change, as pre-OWL prizes pale in comparison to what the league now offers.
The highest earners in Overwatch competitions both come from the London Spitfire. Long-time teammates Hong ‘Gesture’ Jae Hee and Joon-yeong 'Profit' Park who have each gathered $194,730.97 in total earnings from all competitions.
While Gesture and Profit may sit at the top of the standings right now, that could all change during the 2019 Overwatch League Season, which will see a massive $3,500,000 prize pool throughout the regular and post season.
There is an incredible amount of prize money on the line in Season 2, with the team who wins Playoffs taking home $1,100,000 for their victory, which will surely alter the standings of this Top 20 list. The first three stages will also end in a stage playoffs offering a $500,000 prize pool.
This list only includes prize money than players have won while competing in Overwatch, and does not include any earnings from other titles, or their salary from their respective organizations.
The full top 20 list, according to esportsearnings.com on April 10, 2019 can be found below. This article will be updated after the conclusion of each major Overwatch competition.
This article was last updated on April 30.