Never in the history of e-sports has so much money been given to competing teams. In 2019 spent more than $ 211 million distributed to 4490 e-sports tournaments played and this is a world record.
Dota 2 Valve record number of world records for issuing prizes of around $ 4 million more than the previous year. However, it is not only Dota 2 that is the reason for the increase in prizes in 2019. Fortnite became one of the games that issued a very large prize, which is about $ 79 million in various tournaments held.
Next let’s look at the top 10 teams that get the most prizes in 2019 from Dota 2, Fortnite and other games. This data is based on records collected from e-sports earnings and each team.
10. FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan, an e-sports team known throughout the world for its Call of Duty and Counter-Strike. Currently in 10th position for income problems in e-sports.
FaZe Clan earned more than $ 1.1 million from the PUBG tournament as the first winner in three tournaments, one of which was the 2019 PUBG Global Champion. At the Fortnite tournament, it earned $ 964 thousand. The CS: GO and Call of Duty Tournaments have a combined total win of $ 894 thousand.
The total prize that the Faze Clan has earned in 2019 is $ 3,166 million. Where in 2018 also ranked 10th with a total prize of $ 2.78 million. In January 2020 the Faze Clan is rumored to be taking part in the Call of Duty League with a total prize of $ 6 million.
The esports team that made it into the top 10 is only based on the Fortnite game, which is Sentinels which is in 9th position. Total prizes obtained in 2019 amounted to $ 3.26 million. Where in 2018 Sentinels was in position 237 with only being able to collect a total prize of $ 30.4 thousand.
8. Team Secret
Team Secret, one of the groundbreaking Dota 2 games, skyrocketed to number 8 producer in the e-sports world by bringing home a total prize of $ 3.10 million during the Dota 2 season in 2019.
At the 2019 Dota 2 international tournament or better known as TI-9, Team Secret earned more than $ 2 million in 4th place. In addition to Dota 2, in 2019 Team Secret received a total prize of $ 213 thousand in the Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, Age of Empires, PUBG Mobile and Age of Empires II tournaments.
The total prize that Team Secret got in 2019 was $ 3.31 million. Where in 2018 Team Secret was in 11th place with a total prize of $ 2.32 million.
Gen.G E-sports dominates the PUBG (PLAYERUNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS) game in 2019. They won three major tournaments, one of which is the 2019 PUBG World Global Championship which has collected prizes up to $ 2.28 million.
PUBG is very important for this team in 2019 and their total winnings are around 94% of all tournaments they participate in. The percentage of prizes gained in 2020 could be even more, because Gen.G will take part in the CS: GO tournament, which includes three former Cloud9 team players, Timothy “autimatic” Ta, Damian “daps” Steele and Kenneth “koosta “Suen. It could be domination in 2020 for CS: GO will be held by Gen.G.
In 2019 Gen.G has received a prize of $ 3.45 million. Where in 2018 they were in 17th position, with a total prize of $ 1.35 million.
6. Cooler Esport
Cooler Esport is a small e-sports team that is little known to e-sports lovers. They competed in 2019 and got 6th place based solely on the victory of the Fortnite tournament. Emil “nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen and David “aqua” Wang took home $ 3 million by winning Mode Duo at the Fortnite World Cup.
With the amount of money that Cooler Esport shows, you don’t need to create a large organization to survive in e-sports. You only need to focus on participating in one or two high-reward e-sports games and finish in the highest position.
In 2019 Cooler Esport managed to collect a total prize of $ 3.51 million. Where in 2018 they were in 297th position, with a total prize pool of only $ 10 thousand.
The Dota 2 team, which has a big name in 2018, is ranked 3rd with a total prize pool of $ 5.36 million, this year down to fifth with a total prize pool of $ 3.54 million.
At TI-9 PSG.LGD took home a total prize of $ 3.4 million and at the FIFA tournament, they got $ 37 thousand.
The team that has the old name SetToDestroyX which has now changed to Lazarus and changed their faces in the management of its team, managed to reach the 4th position this year.
With a six-player qualification for the Fortnite World Cup, Lazarus has six chances to finish well and finally be able to bring home a large number of victories. With second and seventeenth place finishes, respectively at the Duos at the Fortnite World Cup, Lazarus won a prize of $ 2.35 million.
Not only that, they also played in qualifications and other Fortnite tournaments that made the Canadian team win an additional prize of $ 1.3 million. Reportedly in 2020, Lazarus will field teams in CS: GO, Hearthstone, PUBG and others. It seems ready to have a solid team if you can repeat success at Fortnite and score victories in other e-sports.
“By 2020, we will continue to develop and sign a diverse and highly competitive portfolio across the e-sports sports landscape to reach the top 10 globally,” Lazarus Esports CEO Charlie Watson told observers for The Esports.
In 2019, Lazarus managed to collect a total prize of $ 4.22 million. Where in 2018, they only ranked 65th, with a total prize of $ 354 thousand.
3. NRG Esports
Raising NRG to No. position These 3 years, they did by winning many titles. They won the Overwatch League in 2019 which took home a prize of $ 1.5 million. In addition, NRG Esports took home $ 2.85 million in its winnings at Fortnite.
“2019 is a year full of dreams for NRG. All of our teams are at the top of the game. “They won one tournament and claimed two world championships,” NRG CEO Any Miller told The Esports Observer.
Currently NRG Esports has collected $ 5.28 million in prizes in various tournaments. Where in 2018 they can only get $ 945 thousand.
2. Team Liquid
Team Liquid has one of the most diverse portfolios in terms of wins obtained from its competitive teams. In 2019 their team gained a lot of success in e-sports tournaments, such as Dota 2, CS: GO, League of Legends and Fortnite.
The North American team has had great years. Team Liquid Dota 2 generated a total prize of $ 5.08 million, including getting second place on TI-9 and taking home a prize of $ 4.46 million.
Not just in Dota 2, the bigger story for Team Liquid is the success of the CS: GO squad, which is currently the No. 1 team. 1 in the world, according to HLTV.org. Adding Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip and Keith “NAF” Markovic to the Liquid CS: GO team, Team Liquid successfully took home a prize of more than $ 2.31 million. Coupled with the League of Legends squad earned $ 455 thousand. You could say Team Liquid has a solid year of all time.
In 2019, still the same as the previous year, Team Liquid is still in the second position that has collected a total prize of $ 9.40 million. Whereas in 2018 they get $ 6.69 million.
OG is now Team No. 1 of 2019. At TI-9 they won first prize and received a prize of $ 15.81 million. By winning TI-9, five OG players saw themselves becoming the highest-earning player in the history of esports. It could be said that OG only concentrated on one game (Dota 2) which made them champions and obtained the first level for income issues. In 2018 and 2019 they were still in first place because they won international tournaments twice in a row with a total prize, which was $ 11.46 million (2018) and $ 15.84 million (2019).
So if your team wants to be No. 1 on this list next year, make the best Dota 2 team and win the championship there. Undoubtedly your team will get the top rank. Because it is known that the Dota 2 tournament is an e-sports tournament that has issued the biggest prize so far.