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Top 10 highest earning Dota 2 players pre-TI3

Posted by Andreas "drouks" St 1 year, 11 weeks ago

Since 2011 and the introduction of DotA 2 and The International, the cash prizes for the game have increased tremendously. With the immense growth of eSports in the past five years and the all increasing interest of companies for sponsorship deals, it seems that the harsh life of a professional gamer has started becoming more rewarding. But which are the highest paid DotA 2 players of all time, and how did they get there? Photo by ESrepublic.


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2011 came to shock the world for many of those who criticized e-Sports. What happened in The International was a first, for everyone inside and outside competitive DotA. How could five people who play video games earn that much cash in a week? Since then, the minds have changed around professional gaming, and they are still changing. Electronic sports are still not considered as mature and lucrative as offline sports, but the numbers have started to rise for the successful competitors. This feature will list the highest of DotA  player earnings, and how they managed to get there.
 

We have removed the description for players due to inaccuracy. However, the stats are still correct

 

Top 10 individual player earnings


 

10: ArtStyle - $204.000+

Full name : Ivan Antonov
Known as : ArtStyle, Diesel
Age : 24
Origin : Ukraine
Most successful teams : Natus Vincere, DTS Gaming
Earnings : $204.400+

 

 


9. ChuaN - $216.000

Full name : Wong Hock Chuan
Known as : ChuaN, Sixth
Age : 21
Origin : Malaysia
Most successful teams : Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming, Kingsurf, Aeon
Earnings : $216.600+

 

 


8. YYF - $221.700+

Full name : Jiang Cen
Known as : YYF ("Yue Ye Feng")
Age : 26
Origin : China
Most successful teams : Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming
Earnings : $221.700+

 

 


7. Faith - $229.000+

Full name : Zeng Hongda
Known as : Faith, WAQT
Age : 21
Origin : China
Most successful teams : Invictus Gaming, TyLoo
Earnings : $229.000+

 

 


6. Zhou - $231.500+

Full name : Chen Yao
Known as : Zhou
Age : 23
Origin : China
Most successful teams : Invictus Gaming, Nirvana, cD
Earnings : $231.500+

 

 


5. Ferrari - $240.000+

Full name : Luo Feichi
Known as :Ferrari, 430, Zssssssssssss
Age : 23
Origin : China
Most successful teams : Invictus Gaming, Deity, CCM
Earnings : $240.000+

 

 


4. LightOfHeaveN - $266.490+

Full name : Dmitriy Kupriyanov
Known as :LighTofHeaveN, LighT, Lost, LostMySelf
Age : 25
Origin : Russia
Most successful teams : Natus Vincere, Virtus Pro, Moscow 5, DTS Gaming
Earnings : $266.482+

 

 


3. XBOCT - $277.300+

Full name : Alexandr Dashkevich
Known as : XBOCT, XOBOCT
Age : 25
Origin : Ukraine
Most successful teams : Natus Vincere
Earnings : $277.300+

 

 


2. Puppey - $278.100+

Full name : Clement Ivanov
Known as : Puppey, PPY, Clementinator
Age : 23
Origin : Estonia
Most successful teams : Natus Vincere, GGnet, Kingsurf.int
Earnings : $278.100+

 

 


1. Dendi - 280.600+

Full name : Danil Ishutin
Known as : Dendi, Dendimon, Chuck Norris
Age : 23
Origin : Ukraine
Most successful teams : Natus Vincere, Ks.int, DTS Gaming
Earnings : $280.600+

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