Now in its second year, Valorant players are already making a living through the game at the top level. Emerging superstars have already walked away with thousands in prize money across the opening slate of events. 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.
Players from a number of titles have already made the switch. CS:GO, Overwatch, Fortnite — even PUBG and Siege players have jumped ship to the 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.
There have been millions of dollars on the line across multiple Valorant Ignition Series and Valorant Champions Tour events since the game’s launch. There have been two international LAN events in Valorant, Masters: Reykjavík and Masters: Berlin, with prize money totaling $1.3 million.
Sentinels, led by Shahzeb ‘ShahZam’ Khan, placed first in every tournament until the event in Berlin and are still the top-earning team in the game. Gambit, who won the German event in September, are second on the all-time list, but they’re still almost $200,000 shy of the North Americans.
When it comes to individual earnings, the Sentinels lineup is of course leading the charge. Jared ‘zombs’ Gitlin and Shahzeb ‘ShaZaM’ Khan currently stand the highest individual earners across all regions in Valorant; the two pros are only $100 apart in winnings, and the rest of the Sentinels aren’t far behind.
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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 22, 2021.
Top 20 highest earning Valorant teams
Last updated: August 23, 2021.
|5th||Vision Strikers||South Korea||$204,149|
|6th||100 Thieves||North America||$202,500|
|7th||Team Liquid||North America||$162,568|
|10th||NUTURN Gaming||South Korea||$128,793|
|15th||FaZe Clan||North America||$92,500|
Data via Liquipedia.
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