Top 20 highest earning Valorant pros of all time

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With the second year of the Valorant Champions Tour almost over, several players have already won prize money into six figures. Let’s take a look at the highest-earning individual players along with top teams that are raking in big bucks.

Since Valorant’s release in the summer of 2020, competition has soared to enormous heights. Star-studded teams and a calendar loaded with significant events have paved the way for some remarkable viewership in no time at all.

Riot’s history of supporting a strong competitive scene has drawn many players who had grown disillusioned with other games, and many of them have found in Valorant the success that had come in short supply elsewhere.

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OpTic at Valorant ChampionsLance Skundrich/Riot Games
OpTic Gaming have the top five earners in Valorant

There were millions of dollars on the line in the 2022 Valorant Champions Tour, which culminated in Valorant Champions, the third international LAN competition in the game following the VCT Masters events in Reykjavík and Copenhagen.

Despite their recent struggles, Sentinels are still the top-earning team in the game, closely followed by Acend, the first Valorant world champions, and Gambit. LOUD have broken into the top five in the ranking following their surprise victory in Istanbul.

When it comes to individual earnings, North America continues to lead the charge with eight players in the top ten. Matias ‘Saadhak’ Delipetro and Gustavo ‘Sacy’ Rossi, who were part of LOUD’s title-winning campaign at Valorant Champions, make up the rest of the top ten.

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Team Vitality’s Santeri ‘BONECOLD’ Sassi recently beat Acend’s Mehmet Yağız ‘cNed’ İpek to the title of the highest-ranked EMEA player, while Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo, one of Valorant’s biggest names, is ranked only 19th in the world after a disappointing year with Sentinels.

Acend's BONECOLD with a golc chain in his mouth and his hands make two metal symbolsLance Skundrich/Riot Games
BONECOLD, formerly of Acend, leads the way in EMEA in terms of individual prize money

If you’re curious about the top 20 respective teams and players, check out the rankings below. We will update this list periodically after every major event.

Top 20 highest earning Valorant pros

Last updated: September 19, 2022.

Position Name Region Earnings
1st crashies North America $145,650.00
2nd Victor North America $144,650.00
3rd FNS North America $142,760.00
4th Marved North America $140,350.00
5th yay North America $126,940.00
6th Saadhak South America $118,360.37
7th Sacy South America $116,168.48
8th ShahZaM North America $114,307.14
9th zombs North America $113,550.00
10th SicK North America $113,507.14
11th dapr North America $113,407.14
12th BONECOLD EMEA $108,690.16
13th cNed EMEA $106,250.74
14th starxo EMEA $107,413.70
15th nAts EMEA $107,265.09
16th Chronicle EMEA $107,026.98
17th Deffo EMEA $106,250.74
18th Sheydos EMEA $106,240.88
19th TenZ North America $104,754.65
20th Redgar EMEA $104,186.75

Top 20 highest earning Valorant teams

Last updated: September 19, 2022.

Position Team Region Earnings
1st Sentinels North America $567,500.00
2nd Acend EMEA $514,734.50
3rd Gambit Esports EMEA $495,449.45
4th FunPlus Phoenix EMEA $475,501.01
5th LOUD South America $470,153.90
6th OpTic Gaming North America $459,000.00
7th Fnatic EMEA $388,007.85
8th Team Liquid EMEA $381,173.74
9th G2 Esports EMEA $353,554.47
10th Paper Rex SEA $324,995.07
11th DRX South Korea $277,753.95
12th 100 Thieves North America $262,500.00
13th Cloud9 North America $260,562.00
14th KRU Esports South America $259,750.00
15th ZETA DIVISION Japan $252,389.77
16th Envy North America $251,500.00
17th XSET North America $226,500.22
18th Vision Strikers South Korea $217,707.98
19th Guild Esports EMEA $152,197.94
20th Futbolist EMEA $143,864.94

Source: Esports Earnings

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