Everyone knows that the top players in every sport earn a lot of money. This also applies to eSports, especially when it comes down to some of the most popular games.
Even though Dota 2 players are known for earning the most because the prize pools of the events are jaw-dropping, CSGO players also make a lot of money. Some of you might be interested in learning more, which is why this article will include the wealthiest CSGO players.
Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen
The first name on the list is one of the living legends in CSGO and one of the best Danish players. Known as one of the top entry fraggers and AWP players, he has played for some of the best CSGO teams in the world.
Aside from 3DMAX and flux, he has been a part of Team Dignitas, Team SoloMid, and Astralis. Needless to say, most people know him from his period with Astralis where he won pretty much everything. Speaking of Astralis, he became inactive in late 2021 but resumed his career after joining Team Vitality.
Throughout his career, dupreeh won a total of $1.97M, making him the wealthiest CSGO player in the world. These numbers are awe-inspiring, especially if you compare them to some of the other top players.
Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth
The second name on the list is also from Denmark and is also a part of Astralis. Andreas has always been one of the best riflers in CSGO and one of the most consistent players in this role. Hence, some people are not surprised by the fact that he is among the best.
Unlike other names on the list, Xyp9x was also a part of several top-tier CS 1.6 teams before he started playing CSGO. Once that happened, the player was a part of numerous legendary names, including Fnatic, Team Dignitas, Team SoloMid, and Astralis.
Also known as the Clutch Minister, Andreas has won a total of $1.97M. In fact, he has around $2000 less than dupreeh, which is really impressive.
Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz
Often regarded as one of the best CSGO players in the world, dev1ce is probably the second-most recognizable name on the list, aside from s1mple. Nicolai is a living legend in CSGO and has won many individual rewards over the years. Aside from Astralis, he was also a part of TSM, Team Dignitas, and Ninjas in Pijamas. The latter is his current team, but he is inactive because of an injury.
When writing this article, dev1ce has a total of $1.92M from prize pools. However, this amount will likely go up once he is back in action. We are yet to see when this will happen, so keep an eye on the latest news.
Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander
Astralis is often regarded as the best team in CSGO, and it is for a reason. The next name on the list is Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander, who has been a part of the legendary Danish organization since 2016. Unsurprisingly, he and his team won almost everything during that time. That’s why gla1ve has around $1.84M from prize pools.
Besides being the in-game leaders, gla1ve is also a popular rifler. The 27-year-old player has played for many top teams, including n!faculty, Anexis eSports, Heroic, and more.
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
This is undoubtedly the most popular player on the list. S1mple is also the first player that is not from Denmark.
Also known as The Undertaker, s1mple is quite possibly the best individual CSGO player in the world. He is also notorious for being the best AWPer and the main reason why Natus Vincere is as successful as it is.
We can go on and on about s1mple, but since we want to focus on his winnings, the official stats say that he has won $1.65M. This amount makes him the most successful Ukrainian CSGO player in the world (he has almost 2x more than the next one).
Emil “Magisk” Reif
Magisk is the next name on the list because he was also a part of Astralis. Although he didn’t spend as many years there as some of the other names, it was enough to win the most prestigious events. Hence, Magisk won more than $1.57M, a jaw-dropping amount.
Every single player here was a part of at least a couple of top teams, and Magisk is definitely not an exception. He played for the likes of mTw, SK Gaming, Team Dignitas, North and even OpTic Gaming.
After leaving Astralis, Magisk became a part of Team Vitality, and he is still a part of the team. We are yet to see whether he will win any big tournaments that will affect his overall winnings.
Denis “electroNic” Sharipov
Denis is one of the youngest players on the list, but this doesn’t mean he is not among the best. ElectroNic is a Russian rifler and the in-game leader for Natus Vincere since 2017. Before that, he played for several teams, such as Empire and FlipSid3 Tactic.
Natus Vincere has won many top tournaments since becoming a part of the team. Hence, electroNic has earned around $1.5M so far, making him the most successful Russian CSGO player, at least for now.
Finn “karrigan” Andersen
The 32-year-old in-game leader is among the few names on the list that was also really good in CS 1.6. Back then, he played for the likes of mousesports and Fnatic. With that said, once CSGO arrived, he joined numerous top-tier clubs until he became a part of FaZe Clan.
Karrigan also played for Astralis, mousesports, Team SoloMid, Team Dignitas, Team Envy, and ?. His glamorous career allowed him to win a total of $1.3M, which is an imposing number.
Despite being one of the oldest professional payers, karrigan continues to reach new highest. We won’t be surprised if he eventually becomes the most successful player in the world.