CS:GO players with the highest earnings in history

CS:GO, Valve’s shooter, is one of the most popular competitive multiplayer video games in the esports scene. Although today... Maria | 18. February 2023

CS:GO, Valve’s shooter, is one of the most popular competitive multiplayer video games in the esports scene. Although today we will focus on Global Offensive, the video game has a long tradition that dates back to the days of the computer, when players gathered to compete in LAN matches. Undoubtedly, the importance of CS:GO will endure into the future, as it proves every day by breaking records that seemed impossible to break.

Which CS:GO players have earned the most money?

Here are the top ten CS:GO players who have won the most prize money.

Top 10 CS:GO players who have earned the most money

Keith “NAF” Markovic: $ 1.201.782

The 25-year-old Canadian player is among the top 10 players in the prize money won. The player competes for a Team Liquid that has progressed significantly in the last 18 months. Although most of his fame and wealth have been achieved in this team, he has also participated in esports with groups such as OpTic, where he has won important trophies.

He has won prizes such as the $1 million Intel Grand Slam S2, ELEAGUE Season 2, $400,000, and the ESL Pro League S9 $250,000 finals. Thanks to the caliber of his current quintet, the Canadian will undoubtedly continue to climb this list.


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Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken: $ 1.266.593

The ninth spot goes to another Canadian. At 23 years old, Russel Van Dulken can boast of having won $1,266,593 in prize money. He achieved this position thanks to FaZe Clan’s successful year in 2022. The U.S. organization won almost every major tournament last year, and of which the prestigious Antwerp Major can be highlighted. Counting last year alone, Twistzz won a staggering $358,016.

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Finn “karrigan” Andersen: $ 1.377.052

Karrigan, one of the most prominent CS:GO players, is another beneficiary of FaZe Clan’s incredible 2022 year. The Dane has advanced thanks to the previous year significantly and currently ranks ninth on this bizarre list. Karrigan has represented teams TSM, Astralis, MOUZ, and FaZe twice, with his second stint benefiting his financial situation the most. However, he is one of the most adored players on the scene, thanks to his personality and experience.


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Denis “electroNic” Sharipov: $ 1.554.125

The Ukrainian advances to seventh place thanks to his NAVI earnings in 2021, which account for 51% of his total earnings. Electronic, only 24 years old, looks set to continue his climb up the list, assuming the caliber of Natus Vincere doesn’t wane. The Intel Grand Slam, BLAST Premier Finals, and Stockholm Major are the main events that have helped the player earn more than $1.5 million quickly.


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Emil “Magisk” Reif: $1.631.790

Magisk begins Astralis’ reign of terror. The 24-year-old Dane is the youngest player in history with the most prize money won. He joined Astralis in 2018 and, in just three years, rose to the top of this ranking. He re-established relations with his former teammates due to his transfer to Team Vitality and Astralis’ disastrous year, but s1mple’s 2021 drops him to sixth place. The Danish player has defended the colors of teams such as Dignitas, SK, and North, in addition to Astralis and Vitality.

His accolades come from four notable performances: the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, $ 500K; the IEM XIII Katowice Major 2019, $ 500K$; the FACEIT Major London 2018, $ 500K and the ELEAGUE Premier 2018, $ 500K. All this translates to 83% of his income earned throughout this prosperous time.


Credits: MagiskCS | Twitter

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev: $ 1.700.388

Due to the dominance of Astralis, the best player in CS:GO history is not always the one who has earned the most money. The Ukrainian ranks fifth after winning $ 800,000 in 2021 at the Stockholm Major, the Intel Grand Slam, and the BLAST Premier Finals. The AWPer will surpass all-time winners sooner rather than later, although there are four players ahead of him if Natus Vincere remains a contender for all titles.

Shasa was a famous player in Team Liquid, but it wasn’t until he joined NAVI that he started to make a name for himself as the best shooter in the game. At 25 years old, he still has a long way to go despite earning 95% of his salary through this club.


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Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander: $1.843.642

Astralis’ Danish IGL has been actively playing since at least 2010. The 27-year-old has been representing Astralis since the club’s founding in 2016. Alongside him entered other names like Dev1ce, Karrigan, or Cajunb.

We can add to Gla1ve’s record the 2017 ELEAGUE Major Atlanta $ 500,000, in addition to what Magisk already got.


Credits: gla1ve_csgo | Twitter

Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz: $ 1.931.631

This player exemplifies precisely what the Astralis era means on the world stage. After being out of the game for 2022, the Danish AWPer is still in third place. Dev1ce won almost nothing during his NiP stint due to mental health issues but has recently joined Astralis to regain his old form.

Although he has played for teams like Dignitas, Copenhagen Wolves, and Team SoloMid, his stats with Astralis are alarming, as he has earned over $1.700.000.


Credits: dev1ce | Twitter

Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth: $1.991.480

Undoubtedly, the “clutch minister” is one of the best players in CS:GO history. Since entering the competitive arena, the Dane has had a remarkable career representing Astralis. He has competed in leagues such as Dignitas and TSM, as has Dev1ce, but his Astralis career is the most impressive.

Due to Astralis’ disastrous year in 2022, he has stalled at around two million at 27. As a result, the Danish club was absent from the significant events on the racing circuit, and Andreas’ money account has not been able to grow.


Credits: Xyp9x | Twitter

Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen: $ 2.038.331

Dupreeh, the only pro to have surpassed the $2 million mark, is currently the player with the most prize money won in CS:GO competitions. Since playing competitively in 2012, the 29-year-old Dane has established himself as one of the most reliable players on the server.

Dupreeh has participated in esports for CPH Wolves, Dignitas, TSM, and Astralis, where he gave his best. The Dane was able to continue playing at the highest level and earn more money after being signed by Vitality in January 2022, surpassing the two million barriers.


Credits: dupreeh | Twitter

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