Video games have become a multi-billion dollar industry over the past decade or so, so it makes sense that a lot of entrepreneurial-minded gamers have been cashing in on the profits, too. Playing video games for a living has actually become a viable career for many, what with the streaming services like Twitch and the video hosting websites like YouTube all paying ad revenue percentages on every single view and ad click. People like PewDiePie are making millions every single year simply by sitting in front of their computer with a controller. Here are the ten richest eSports gamers in the entire world.
Carlos “Ocelot” Rodriguez
Carlos “Ocelot” Rodriguez, a Spanish player on the SK Gaming eSports team, is known for an adaptable gaming style and excellent personality. He currently earns an impressive annual pay of around $820,000.
Team Newbee currently consists of Chen “Hao” Zhihao, Zhang “Mu” Pen, Zhang “xiao8” Ning, Jiao “Banana” Wang, and Wang “SanSheng” Zhaohu. They are recent winners of a Dota 2 tournament, and take home around $5.88 million for a win.