Top 20 highest earning Valorant pros of all time

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With the Valorant Champions Tour entering its third year, several players have already won prize money into six figures. Let’s take a look at the highest-earning individual players along with the 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 Gaming had the top five earners in Valorant before the team split up

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.

2023’s VCT LOCK//IN has led to some significant changes in player earnings, with a number of EMEA stars gaining ground on the former OpTic quintet. Timofey ‘Chronicle’ Khromov, the first player to win two VCT trophies, is now the highest-ranked EMEA player at No.7, with NAVI’s Mehmet ‘cNed’ İpek and NRG’s Ardis ‘ardiis’ Svarenieks joining him in the top 10.

Despite their recent struggles, Sentinels are still the top-earning team in the game, closely followed by 2022 world champions LOUD, who also pocketed $40,000 from their second-place finish at VCT LOCK//IN. The winners of the São Paulo event, Fnatic, have shot up to fourth in the ranking after earning $100,000 at the Brazilian event.

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Fnatic’s Chronicle 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: March 4, 2023.

Position Name Region Earnings
1st crashies North America $158,650
2nd Victor North America $157,650
3rd FNS North America $155,760
4th Marved North America $148,350
5th yay North America $141,440
6th Saadhak South America $132,434
7th Chronicle EMEA $130,402
8th cNed EMEA $124,880
9th Sacy South America $117,892
10th ardiis EMEA $115,688
11th ShahZaM North America $115,150
12th dapr North America $114,570
13th BONECOLD EMEA $114,328
14th SicK North America $114,250
15th zombs North America $113,550
16th nAts EMEA $111,637
17th starxo EMEA $110,980
18th Sheydos EMEA $110,436
19th Shao EMEA $108,980
20th ANGE1 EMEA $108,970

Top 20 highest earning Valorant teams

Last updated: March 4, 2023.

Position Team Region Earnings
1st Sentinels North America $577,500
2nd LOUD South America $530,387
3rd Acend EMEA $526,584
4th Fnatic EMEA $499,634
5th OpTic Gaming North America $499,000
6th Gambit Esports EMEA $495,639
7th FunPlus Phoenix EMEA/China $482,291
8th Paper Rex SEA $393,368
9th Team Liquid EMEA $384,028
10th 100 Thieves North America $339,000
11th G2 Esports EMEA/North America $320,799
12th KRÜ Esports North America $292,933
13th DRX South Korea $292,405
14th Team Envy North America $251,500
15th XSET North America $248,750
16th G2 Gozen EMEA $229,402
17th Vision Strikers South Korea $224,148
18th Shopify Rebellion GC North America $177,400
19th Cloud9 White North America $172,200
20th TSM North America $160,750

Sources: Esports Earnings and Liquipedia

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