Dota 2 Rewarded Esports Players With Over $40 Million in Prize Money This Year

Dota 2 Rewarded Esports Players With Over $40 Million in Prize Money This Year


This year has been a prosperous one for eSports and its players, with a number of eye-catching competitions offering a substantial range of prize pools to say the least, and leading the pack was Dota 2, which offered $41,326,628 across 117 events throughout the last 12 months.

This figure makes up almost a quarter of the entire pot that the game has rewarded in total, with the 1040 tournaments that have taken place so far handing out $172,702,412. This year’s figures come from the likes of The International 2018, which offered an eye-watering prize pool of $25 million, with $11 million of it going to eventual victors OG. Other hefty contributions came from the likes of ESL One Birmingham, as well as events taking place in Asia such as the China Dota 2 Supermajor and the Kuala Lumpur Major, all of which offered a prize pool of at least $1 million.

With OG running out as winners of the TI8, team captain Johan “N0tail” Sundstein became the second highest earning eSports athlete of all team, and the rest of the team made their way into the top 15 of overall top earners in 2018. N0tail even made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and increased his lifetime earnings by over half in this year alone.

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