Can you imagine getting paid millions to play video games? This must be the dream of every gamer in the world! While this will likely never be a reality for the large majority of gamers, these 5 Esport teams are literally living the dream. Not only do they get paid to do what we do in our spare time, they’re also incredibly successful at it. Here we profile the world’s most profitable Esport teams and rank them by earnings.
Fnatic – $12,921,000
Founded in 2004, Fnatic are currently the 5th most profitable Esport team in the world with earnings to date of $12,921,000. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Fnatic has players from all over the globe and compete in everything from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends to Tom Clancy’s Six Siege and Dota 2. Located in Sweden, Fnatic’s Counter-Strike team is considered to be one of the best in the game’s history.
Newbee – $13,064,000
Founded in 2014, Newbee is a Chinese Eports team with one of the world’s most successful Dota 2 divisions. Newbee has amassed an incredible fortune of $13,064,000 in prize money from winning 156 tournaments and set the Guinness World Record in 2014 for the greatest prize money in a video game competition when they won The International 2014. Of the 100 team members, Zhi Hu is the most successful having earned $1,352,000 for his team so far and we can’t help but wonder how successful he would be at Australian online pokies.
Team OG – $17,748,000
Based in Europe, Team OG was founded in 2015 and is a professional Dota 2 Esports team. Best known for winning the International 2018 and walking away with $11,234,000, Team OG has earned a total of $17,748,000 to date. While their main focus is Dota 2, Team OG also participates in Super Smash Bros. tournaments, however have not seen as much profit from this endeavour when compared to Dota 2 having earned only $5,103 so far.
Evil Geniuses – $21,511,000
Based in Seattle, United States, Evil Geniuses was founded in 1999 and have hosted players in a variety of fighting games such as Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Halo, and Call of Duty. Having earned an astonishing $21,511,000 to date, Evil Geniuses is the 2nd most successful Esports team in the world, with their most successful player being Sumail Hassan who has earned $3,327,000 for the team.
Team Liquid – $26,554,000
How does $26 million and change sound to you? This is what life is like for Team Liquid. Based in the Netherlands and founded in 2000, Team Liquid is not only one of the oldest Esport teams in the world, but also the most successful and profitable. To date, Team Liquid has earned a mind-blowing $26,554,000 from 1545 tournaments, with their most successful player being Ivan Ivanov who has earned $3,535,000 for the team.
While you might not be a top-earner just yet, keep practising and you may just find yourself being headhunted by one of these top earning Esport teams!