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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.
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.
There has been considerable movement in the lower places of these rankings since May, with Starlord and Hulk moving down to 19th and 20th from their previous 16th and 15th spots. YaBoiDre broke into the Top 20 rankings, after placing first in the $200,000 National PUBG League 2019 Phase 2 - along with Meluke, Sharky, and Zanpah.
The second phase of the National PUBG League (NPL) 2019 kicked off on May 4 and ran through until June 8, a total of five weeks of competitive play.
Phase 3 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.
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This article was last updated on June 11, 2019 at 10:30am (EST).