The CS:GO competitive landscape has been experiencing a major shift in power. While Danish players still dominate the top spots when it comes to earnings, other stars are surging behind them to cut the lead.
Danish talent dominate the charts
Back in 2018, Astralis stars Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz, Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen and Andreas ‘Xyp9x’ Højsleth became the first CS:GO stars to ever break the $1 million threshold in prize money won.
Since then, and their Major wins at IEM Katowice 2019 and StarLadder Berlin, they’ve been joined in the millionaire’s club by teammates Lukas ‘gla1ve’ Rossander and Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif.
Astralis have given up their stranglehold on every tournament, and their dominant lineup is no longer around – with dev1ce having left for NIP and dupreeh and Magisk also on their way out. However, those five players still dominate the list of the highest-earning stars in the game.
In fact, they’ve taken the lead at the top of the table to such a level that hitting $2 million each is only a matter of time.
15 players have now broken $1 million each
While Astralis were the first to clearly break the $1 million ceiling, there are now 15 players who are in the millionaires club. This includes the core of the old SK-Luminosity squad, as well as Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov, who have surged in this ranking after NAVI’s recent burst of success.
s1mple, who was named the MVP of PGL Major Stockholm, is now less than $200,000 shy of entering the top five in the ranking and leapfrogging Emil ‘Magisk’ Reif, who will sit out the rest of the year as he enters the final weeks of his contract with Astralis.
Who is the richest CS:GO player of all time?
Dupreeh has taken over Astralis teammate Xyp9x as CS:GO’s highest earner of all time. After the ‘Clutch Minister’ took a few months off in the middle of 2020, Astralis continued their reign of terror at the top, edging dupreeh ahead.
Xyp9x may soon reclaim the top spot on the list as dupreeh will miss the rest of 2021 after being benched by Astralis. NAVI’s duo of s1mple and electronic is closing in on the top five after claiming the Intel Grand Slam prize and winning PGL Major Stockholm, which had a whopping $2 million prize pool.
The top 20 highest-earning CS:GO pros on November 8, 2021, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. This post will be updated after every Major CS:GO event.
Top 20 Richest CS:GO Players in Prize Money – Updated November 8, 2021
|19th||NiKo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||$903,402.56|
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