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PUBG • Aug 26, 2019

Top 20 highest earning PUBG pro players - Updated 26 August, 2019

Top 20 highest earning PUBG pro players - Updated 26 August, 2019
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has staged many thrilling competitive events since the game first released and with the game's competitive scene still battling it out for massive prize pools, let's take a look at the top 20 highest earning professional players. 

PUBG burst onto the scene in March 2017 with the vision to take its battle royale concept to the mainstream and it has certainly achieved that, but it's now going toe-to-toe with Fortnite Battle Royale, Apex Legends, Call of Duty and others in the ever-growing BR market.

As more and more Twitch streamers and professional players started playing the game, the interest in the game mode surged and so to have the prize pools. During the first two years of competition, over $10 million worth of prize money has been awarded to successful gamers. 

The competitions stepped up a notch when FACEIT announced their official integration of PUBG in September 2018 and fans have been treated to some incredible moments since, with a stunning, game-winning 1v6 clutch play at the PUBG FACEIT Global Summit 2019 from Sun ‘Cpt’ Yu-Ze to clinch victory. 

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A lot of changes have been made to PUBG since the game first launched in 2017.

The largest prize pool ever seen for a PUBG competitive event was the 2018 Global Invitational, where $1 million was up for grabs. The eventual winners were team Oh My God, which consisted of four Chinese players: silentBT_, lionkk, xiaohaixxxx and xiaorong. 

The four Chinese competitive players shared winnings of $430,000 between them, with the statistics below showing just how much their performance at that event affected the worldwide standings of winningest pro players.

Thanks to esportsEarnings, fans can see which of their favorite players have pocketed the most cash from their tournament performances. 

Top 20 highest earning PUBG players - Updated August 26, 2019

#5LokiSouth Korea$185,335
#9EscASouth Korea$153,763
#14SimsnSouth Korea$125,722
#16ChelatorSouth Korea$125,350
#18ESTH3RSouth Korea$103,794
#19YaBoiDreUnited States$102,583


United States$96,333


Throughout the course of August there has been one significant rise in the Top 20 standings and that's been from Loki, who has surged from 8th to 5th - as seen in the table above. 

The player has accumulated over $27,000 in the month and looks set to break into the big four in the near future if he can keep up the good form. 

Upcoming PUBG competitive tournaments

National PUBG League 2019, Phase 3

Phase 3 of the National PUBG League 2019 starts in September, as seen in the table below, and will also have a prize pool of up to $200,000. This could be the next major change in these rankings. 

Whether or not that seemingly cemented top six or seven players at the top of the rankings will change during this time remains to be seen, but there's a good chance that it might do. 

Here's how the NPL 2019 schedule will shape up for PUBG esports competitors.

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