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Top 5 CS:GO All-Time Earners Are All From Denmark – Almost $9M In Total Earnings

Robert Pascal
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is one of the most popular eSports games in the gaming world. Since it was released in 2012, an estimated $114M in prize money has been awarded through thousands of tournaments. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the Top 5 CS:GO eSports players in total earnings are all from Denmark with combined career earnings of almost $9M.

Peter Rasmussen is Top CS:GO eSports PLayer in Total Earnings – $1.9M As of May 2021

CS:GO is one of the staple games of the eSports industry and attracts a loyal and sizable fanbase. The game was first released in 2012 and was voted as the “eSports Game of the Year” in 2016. Since then many eSports players have built a lucrative career around the game. As of May 2021, a gamer from Denmark known as ‘dupreeh’, real name Peter Rasmussen, is the top CS:GO eSports player in total earnings with $1.9M.

Notably, the next four players in the rankings, Xyp9x, dev1ce, gla1ve and Magisk, are also from Denmark. All these players have earned at least $1.5M in total earnings and combine for nearly $9M in total prize money won.

Biggest CS:GO Tournaments Award More Than $1M In Prize Money

As CS:GO grew in popularity, so did the prize money being awarded in tournaments both official and unofficial. As of May 2021, there have been an estimated 5668 official CS:GO eSports tournaments and an estimated $113.8M in prize money given out since the game’s release.

In 2016, CS:GO had its first-ever $1M tournament at the MLG Major Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, the largest prize money ever awarded for a CS:GO eSports tournament has risen to $1.5M which was awarded at the WESG 2016 and 2017 tournaments.

Denmark Dominates CS:GO Top Earners Chart

Denmark is the leading country in terms of total prize money won from CS:GO with an estimated $16.8M in total prize money won. The United States is second on the list with $12M in total prize money won, while Sweden was the only other country to have more than $10M in total earnings from CS:GO.

Rex Pascual, eSports editor at Safe Betting Sites, commented;

“The Counter-Strike franchise is one of the pioneers of the online gaming world. Through this reputation, it has built itself a loyal fanbase, which has then translated into a strong eSports community. Despite CS:GO approaching a decade on the shelves, the game still remains one of the most popular in the eSports realm.”


Robert Pascal

Robert is a professional writer and researcher informed by a global perspective that allows him to uniquely analyse numbers and convey them in a relatable way. He specialises in the area of Sports and eSports, as well as having an eye for the latest Financial and Technological trends. Well versed in SEO and other aspects of digital marketing, Robert puts his skills to good use as the owner of a successful writing business in The Netherlands.

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