Top 20 highest earning Valorant pros of all time

. 7 months ago
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With the first year of the Valorant Champions Tour now behind us, 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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Acend star cNed has broken into the top five after winning Valorant Champions

There were millions of dollars on the line in the 2021 Valorant Champions Tour, which culminated in Valorant Champions, the third international LAN competition in the game following the VCT Masters events in Reykjavík and Berlin.

Sentinels, led by Shahzeb ‘ShahZam’ Khan, are still the top-earning team in the game, closely followed by Gambit, who won the VCT Stage 3 Masters and placed second at Valorant Champions, and Acend, the first Valorant world champion.

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Despite Sentinels’ recent struggles, zombs still holds the record for most prize money won

When it comes to individual earnings, four of Sentinels’ players are still leading the charge. However, the gap between the North Americans and the rest of the field is closing, with Turkish Jett star Mehmet Yağız ‘cNed’ İpek having broken into the top five following Acend’s victory. Tyson ‘TenZ’ Ngo, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, is now only 15th in the world for earnings, though it can all change very quickly when the 2022 VCT season begins in January.

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: December 13, 2021.

Position Name Region Earnings
1st zombs North America $111,550
2nd ShahZaM North America $111,450
3rd dapr North America $110,870
4th SicK North America $110,650
5th cNed EMEA $105,522
6th starxo EMEA $102,181
7th Kiles EMEA $101,880
8th nAts EMEA $100,510
9th Chronicle EMEA $100,271
10th BONECOLD EMEA $99,705
11th d3ffo EMEA $99,454
12th Sheydos EMEA $99,306
13th Redgar EMEA $97,795
14th zeek EMEA $92,541
15th TenZ North America $90,750
16th ScreaM EMEA $66,415
17th soulcast EMEA $64,180
18th L1NK EMEA $64,099
19th mixwell EMEA $54,216
20th crashies North America $53,850

Top 20 highest earning Valorant teams

Last updated: December 13, 2021.

Position Team Region Earnings
1st Sentinels North America $551,500
2nd Gambit Esports EMEA $495,638
3rd Acend EMEA $487,793
4th Team Liquid EMEA $275,456
5th Team Envy North America $251,500
6th G2 Esports EMEA $224,900
7th Vision Strikers South Korea $224,149
8th 100 Thieves North America $217,500
9th Fnatic EMEA $186,543
10th KRU Esports South America $161,000
11th ZETA DIVISION Japan $138,572
12th NUTURN Gaming South Korea $128,793
13th Cloud9 North America $123,300
14th TSM North America $121,500
15th X10 CRIT Southeast Asia $116,307
16th Team Vikings Brazil $106,110
17th Crazy Raccoon Japan $97,993
18th Team Heretics EMEA $97,745
19th FunPlus Phoenix EMEA $96,709
20th FaZe North America $95,000

Data via Liquipedia.

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