How Much Do eSports Players Make in 2019?

October 15, 2019

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There's no doubt about it - global eSports revenues are rising dramatically in 2019, up 27% compared to 2018, according to Newzoo, a gaming industry analysis company. Popular leagues are taking the industry by storm like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite leading the way. Additionally, major global brands like Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report) , T-Mobile (TMUS - Get Report) and Toyota (TM - Get Report) , among others, are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in sponsorship money. With plenty of cash flowing into the picture, how do eSports teams and players earn money? Primarily, through capitalistic means that any American would recognize: Cash prizes. There is no shortage of prize money available to eSports gaming participants, with single-game cash earnings up to $200,000. Some high-level competitions, like Dota 2 International, earns $10 million to the competition's winning team.

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