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Overwatch • Jul 17, 2019

Top 20 highest earning Overwatch pro players - Updated July 17 2019

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Top 20 highest earning Overwatch pro players - Updated July 17 2019
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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. 

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The OWL is now approaching the end of its second season, meaning another chance to earn a massive chunk of prize money is fast approaching. Until then, however, the highest-earners list is largely dominated by some of the game’s most legendary names.

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.

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Still sat at the top of the list are Hong ‘Gesture’ Jae-hee and Park 'Profit' Joon-yeong, who came up together on GC Busan and were part of the London Spitfire line-up that won Overwatch League Season One.

While the Spitfire have had a fairly quiet season, only reaching the playoffs of Stage 2 and there going out in the first round to Hangzhou Spark, but nevertheless the seven players that won Season One still sit ahead of all other Overwatch players by a massive margin.

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The Grand Final of the OWL's premier season brought thrills, legions of fans, and a hefty prize pool to play for, all in its first year.

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Season Two has already given players plenty of opportunities to increase their earnings, however, with three Stage Playoffs that each offered a $500,000 prize pool. With these having been largely dominated by a new guard of elite teams this season, however, there’s been less movement within the top 20 than there might have been.

With Season 2 having done away with the Stage 4 playoff, the next opportunity for players to grab a significant prize will be the overall season playoffs, with a massive $3.5 million on the line, of which the winning squad will bag $1.1 million.

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This list only includes prize money that 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 July 17 2019 can be found below. This article will be updated after the conclusion of each major Overwatch competition.

Top 20 Highest Earning Overwatch Pro Players - Updated April 10 2019

PositionNameNationalityEarnings
1stGestureSouth Korea$197,508.75
2ndProfitSouth Korea$197,508.75
3rdCloserSouth Korea$197,026.19
4thbirdringSouth Korea$178,231.62
5thBdosinSouth Korea$171,038.86
6thFurySouth Korea$167,450.94
7thNUSSouth Korea$166,256.87
8thSaebyeolbeSouth Korea$102,547.30
9thMek0South Korea$99,547.30
10thHooregSouth Korea$97,907.07
11thManoSouth Korea$93,692.55
12th LiberoSouth Korea$93,582.22
13thJJoNakSouth Korea$89,498.02
14thpineSouth Korea$88,012.28
15thjanusSouth Korea$86,293.32
16thANAMOSouth Korea$85,918.73
17th SoOnFrance$79,069.64
18th ArKSouth Korea$77,952.15
19th snilloSweden$71,940.82
20thNevixSweden$70,755.36

Last updated: July 17, 2019 - 10:45 AM EST