Today’s topic : eSports teams by 2019 winnings. eSports are a huge cash industry this days and you will stunned by the amounts esports players make.
As we ascend to the fifth spot on the list, we get greeted with the first Dota 2 player, Anathan “ana” Pham, who has finished the year with just under $3.15 million in his pockets. This is the second year in a row when we see ana among the top five earners, thanks to his achievements with OG Dota 2 roster, which repeated their success from last year and won their second successive International title. By winning TI9, OG earned $15,620,181, which split five-ways earned each player $3.124 million. Seeing him among the top five solely because he won one tournament, however, should not come off as a shock to anyone, considering that since 2011, a player who won The International was guaranteed to finish the year among top five earners, due to massive prize pools that have become a staple for the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year. Read more info on Top 10 eSports Players.
The school’s Board of Trustees voted to allocate (initially) “$230,000 this academic year to purchase memberships for students to the N3rd Street Gamers network and provide them access to their gaming equipment free of charge.” Rowan University will kick off its esports initiative with a daylong tournament for students enrolled at Rowan University and its Rowan College partner schools on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The university is expected to start recruiting for collegiate club teams early in the spring semester. In the meantime, interested student gamers may visit Rowan University Campus Recreation here for additional details about the esports program.
Today, we are pleased to announce that Arcadia University, Barry College, and St. Thomas University have joined the growing number of schools with formal esports programs. St. Thomas University has already established a scholarship program and each school plans to launch their esports program this fall. Here you go. This fall, Arcadia University will become one of eight colleges and universities in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) offering an esports varsity athletic program. The school, which offers a BA in Global Media with a Digital Gaming Studies Concentration, joins Albright College, DeSales University, Delaware Valley University, Lebanon Valley College, Misericordia University, Stevenson University, and Widener University.
A well-known team in the Call of Duty and CS:GO scene, FaZe have found themselves at the 10th spot of our list, not because of their success in the FPS titles, but rather the contribution of their battle royale players. Just over one-third of FaZe Clan’s 2019 earnings ($1.1 million) came from PUBG, where FaZe claimed three tournament titles and finished second at PUBG Global Championship. With a slightly lower total winning ($964,000) comes FaZe’s Fortnite team, while the combined earnings of their Call of Duty and CS:GO teams comes to about $894,000. Known for being one of the iconic teams in the Call of Duty scene for almost a decade, the newly formed FaZe Atlanta will compete in the upcoming 2020 Call of Duty League, where they will aim to pocket the largest slice of mouth-watering $6,000,000 prize pool, leading us to believe we can expect for FaZe to return to the top 10 list next year as well. Find additional details at Top 10 eSports Teams.
New York Excelsior also made a positive start, going 2-0 with wins over Boston Uprising and Washington Justice and the other team with two wins from two is expansion team Hangzhou Spark who produced two fine displays to beat the hapless Shanghai Dragons and fellow expansion team Los Angeles Valiant in their two games. A number of teams have a 1-0 record after playing just one game in the opening week including several expansion teams, Paris Eternal, Vancouver Titans, Toronto Defiant and Chengdu Hunters. Six teams have a 1-1 record, Atlanta Reign, San Franscisco Shock, Boston Uprising, Seoul Dynasty, Los Angeles Gladiators and the Dallas Fuel. While seven teams are still waiting for their first victory, Guanghzhou Charge, Los Angeles Valiant, Washington Justice and Florida Mayhem, who have all lost just the one game. Houston Outlaws, London Spitfire and, perhaps least surprisingly, Shanghai Dragons have all lost two.
North America will account for $345 million of this generated revenue, while China will generate $164 million. Global esports viewers will total 380 million in 2018. This can be broken down into 165 million esports enthusiasts and 215 million occasional viewers. In 2017, there were 588 major esports events that generated an estimated $59 million in ticket revenues. The largest prize pool was over $25 million Dota 2 International 2018 holds the record for the largest prize pool in esports history, offering $25,532,177.00 to the winner. The total prize money of all esports events held in 2017 was over $112 million. Smaller esports events are also available and tend to be easier to access and cheaper. You can find out about these through social media groups, gaming conventions and through specific gaming communities. Visit: https://www.onlineesports.com/.