eSports is currently the fastest growing industry right now. If you still have doubts about how lucrative the industry is, we are about to show you how eSports is making it rain. eSports organizations and players are definitely not grabbing for umbrellas.
2019 is already turning out profitable for all stakeholders. Our focus here is eSports organizations and what their pockets are looking like so far. If you want to know how popular your favorite eSports organization is, go here to find out.
Almost $70m have been won in prize money so far this year across over 2000 tournaments. Our data was sourced from esportsearnings.com (big shout out to them).
If you consider the fact that the big money tournaments such as Dota 2 The International and Fortnite World Cup are still coming up, you will understand there is still a lot of money to be won in eSports.
We ranked eSports organizations based on how much prize money they have accumulated from the beginning of this year till mid-July 2019. Please bear in mind that this list will change over time depending on when you’re reading this. Without further ado, let’s start the roll call.
Highest Prize Money Winners – eSports Organizations
Team Liquid: $3.55m
This is one of the most prominent eSports organizations in the world. It shouldn’t come as a surprise it is the highest earner so far in 2019. It has invested in some outstanding players and facilities which are now paying off.
Its biggest win so far came from CS:GO. It also won in the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals, DreamHack Masters Dallas, iBUYPOWER Masters IV.
It won prize money in various tournaments in popular eSports games such as Fortnite, Dota2, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, etc.
Apart from having lots of good players, it also has representation in many different eSports games and competes in lots of competitions.
G2 Sports: $1.8m
Diversity might not be a necessity to be a successful, eSports organization. G2 shows that as it has wielded its banners in way fewer competitions that Team Liquid has and it is still in second place.
If you have players that are exceptionally good in particular eSports, you can still bag in a lot of cash. That’s what G2 did by winning the Six Invitational 2019, a Rainbow Six Siege tournament and claimed a cool $800k.
It also made some money competing in CS:GO, Rocket League, and League of Legend (LoL).
Team Secret: $1.14m
This is a team specialized in Dota2. This is the sixth consecutive year it will win at least $1m in the game. To further buttress this eSports organization’s prowess in Dota2, it has competed in six events so far this year and has won four of them!
ESL One Katowice, ESL One Birmingham, MDL Disneyland Paris Major, The Chongqing Major are the Dota2 events Team Secret has won.
This eSports organization also has teams that won it some prize money in Fortnite and Rainbow Six Siege.
Vici Gaming: $993k
This eSports organization also has a specialty for Dota2. Almost all its prize money this year came from this eSports title. The EPICENTER Major 2019 and the Dream League Season 11 fetched it $350k apiece. Furthermore, it got $125k from winning the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota2 Minor.
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG), Fortnite, LoL, and CS
Team Vitality: $820k
This eSports organization might not have been on this list, but June was an excellent month for it. It won the Rocket League Championship Series World Championship as well as the CS:GO ECL Season 7 Finals. Just these two fetched it $425k!
This organization is known to be quite good at Hearthstone, but it has only raked in $21k from that front so far this year.
When it comes to specialty, this is the eSports organization to look to. It competes only on CS
It got its major win this year in March when it won the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2019 Major. It won $500k on that venture and also went ahead to win the BLAST Pro Series: Sao Paulo.
Faze Clan: $750k
The clan won the BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 after defeating Team Liquid. That win got the $125k. Faze Clan also came in 4th at the CWL Anaheim Open of Black Ops 4.
This eSports organization got most of its prize money winnings in April and so far in July. We hope to see more from the clan after starting this month on a high.
Ninjas in Pyjamas: $749k
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that there are quite a number of eSports organizations that are proficient in Dota2. It is one of the leading and most profitable eSports franchises.
The bulk of the 2019 prize money winnings of the Ninjas in Pyjamas came from this game too. It claimed the winning prize of the OGA Dota PIT Minor and earned $125k.
Another game this organization is really good at is CS:GO. The Ninjas finished third at the BLAST Pro Series: Miami and went home with $45k. It has won a total $181k from CS:GO in 20019 so far.
TnC Gaming: $703k
Here’s another eSports organization that made the bulk of its money this year playing Dota2. Yes, that’s how much money is involved in that franchise. Its Dota team won $500k in the only tournament they competed it that month.
The team also earned money at the Asia Pacific Predator League and came fourth at the EPICENTER Major 2019. The organization also earned bits at The Chongqing Major and ESL One Mumbai 2019.
This is one eSports organization that made most of its money so far this year from not winning. Finishing as runner up at Dream League Season 11 and The Chongqing Major 2019 earned it a total of $340k.
The organization’s CS:GO used to be quite dominant but has not been impressive at it this year in prize money. It has also earned $16k from Fortnite.
There you have it, the top-earning eSports organizations so far in 2019. The most significant events in eSports are yet to come, and the best eSports teams are going to be battling for dominance. If you want to become a legendary eSports player, contact us at Gamercraft today!0