Valorant is the freshest esport on the market. Only a few months old, its esports scene is only just starting. Players have already walked away with thousands in prize money across the Valorant Ignition Series. Let’s see who are the highest earning pros and teams in the game.
Valorant is Riot’s answer to CS:GO. They are hoping the tactical FPS title can one day be as big as their hallmark franchise, League of Legends. Trends are certainly making it look that way.
Players from a bunch of FPS franchises have made the switch. CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite — even PUBG and Siege players have jumped ship to the new Riot title. It’s not just for the gameplay either. Riot has a history of supporting a strong competitive scene, giving players who might have been disillusioned with other developers another chance.
Obviously, a couple of months into Valorant’s existence, there hasn’t been a major international tournament where we can determine who is definitively the best. But looking at who’s won the most prize money in their respective regions can establish a bit of a power ranking.
There’s been millions of dollars on the line across multiple Valorant Ignition Series events since the game’s launch. This has been most prominent in Europe and North America, where individual prize pools have topped out at $50,000.
The teams who have established themselves at the top of the scene early are the ones who dominate the earnings. In North America, that’s TSM, and in Europe, that’s the G2 roster.
TSM, led by Matt ‘Wardell’ Yu, have swept up the majority of tournaments in North America. They won the first Ignition Series event — the T1 Showdown. They also took home the FaZe Clan Invitational, and finished in 3-4th in the PAX Arena Invitational. They’ve won more than they’ve lost, and that’s got their players sitting pretty at the top.
However, there’s one team that trumps them, and that’s G2. The European squad has held a firm grip on the European scene since day one. They haven’t lost a single tournament that they’ve entered — winning the Vitality European Open, WePlay! Invitational, Mandatory.gg Cup, and Allied Esports Odyssey.
Ardis ‘ardiis’ Svarenieks sits atop of the earnings board, edging out Oscar ‘mixwell’ Canellas due to his time on fish123. The Latvian star was a force to be reckoned with on the now-Team Liquid roster, before jumping over to their European rivals. Supplemented by G2’s impressive run, he’s has taken the crown as the highest earning Valorant player… for now.
- Read more: Top 20 highest earning CS:GO pros
If you’re curious about the top 20 respective teams and players, though, we’ve got them right here for you. Esportsearnings.com has been keeping track, and we will be too — we will update this list periodically after every major event.
Top 20 highest earning Valorant pros
Last updated: September, 2020
Top 20 highest earning Valorant teams
Last updated: September, 2020
|9th||ahq Esports Club||2||$14,000.00|
|11th||Ninjas in Pyjamas||8||$11,454.36|
|13th||Attack All Around||2||$8,000.00|
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