How much do your favorite pro players earn? Find out in this article as we feature a comparison of the top 15 highest-earning American pro gamers of all time, as per esportsearnings.com
|1. Kyle Giersdorf (Bugha)||$3,172,261.72|
|2. Saahil Arora (UNiVeRsE)||$3,057,237.67|
|3. Peter Dager (ppd)||$3,029,331.36|
|4. Clinton Loomis (Fear)||$2,564,313.19|
|5. Harrison Chang (psalm)||$1,957,950.00|
|6. Shane Cotton (EpikWhale)||$1,352,917.32|
|7. Ian Porter (C6)||$1,171,146.68|
|8. James Eubanks (Clayster)||$1,171,146.68|
|9. Jakey Yip (Stewie2k)||$1,147,140.00|
|10. Rocco Morales (Saf)||$1,142,212.02|
|11. Davis McClellan (Ceice)||$1,112,055.47|
|12. Hayden Krueger (Elevate)||$992,873.20|
|13. Jonathan Jablonowski (ELiGE)||$990,796.42|
|14. Nick Cannella (nitr0)||$938,491.73|
|15. Seth Abner (Scump)||$883,755.35|
In terms of their total earnings, the top 15 highest-earning American pro gamers’ earnings range from $880,000 to $3.1 million in years of playing. Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, the top 1 on our list, is also the only player who won the largest prize from a single tournament – the Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019 – Solo, where he became the champion and won $3 million. Harrison “psalm” Chang and Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton were in 2nd and 3rd place in the same tournament, gaining $1.8M and $1.2M, respectively.
Most of the top 15 are Fortnite players – there are 6 out of 15, including Bugha, psalm, EpikWhale, Saf, Ceice, and Elevate. The latter had shifted to Valorant last year. On the other hand, 3 of the highest-earners are Dota2 players – Universe, ppd, and Fear, who are on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ranks. Three out of our top 15 are Call of Duty players – C6, Clayster, and Scump. Likewise, there are also 3 CS:GO players – Elige, Nitro, and Stewie2k.
Most of them also started as pro players at age 16 to 17 years old. Three out of our top 15 are currently 18 years old – Bugha, EpikWhale, and Saf. Similarly, they are also Fortnite players. The top 15 highest-earning American pro gamers’ ages range from 18 to 33, with Bugha being one of the youngest and with the highest earnings at the age of 16, and Fear being the oldest at the age of 33. Universe and Nitr0 are the only retired players in our top 15 list.
Among the players on our list, CS:GO players Elige, Nitr0, and Stewie2k are on the same group – Team Liquid. The 6 Fortnite players, however, are on different teams, with Bugha for Sentinels, Psalm for CLG, EpikWhale for NRG Esports, Saf for Team SoloMid, and Ceice for 100 Thieves after Elevate left to join Decisive.
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