Playing video games for a living is the dream of pretty much every adolescent male at one point or another.
Believe it or not, there are gamers who are doing exactly that. And they’re making some serious money.
e-Sports Earnings has ranked the 100 players with the highest overall earnings from competitive gaming.
Over 60 gamers have earned over $100,000 in prize money.
To top it off, that’s not even counting the sponsorship deals and income that many of these players receive from streaming their practice games on services like Twitch.
Initially one of the top StarCraft 2 players in the world, Korea's Lim Jae Duk still makes a respectable income despite no longer finishing in the top bracket thanks to his sponsorship deal with LG.
Russia's Dmitriy Kupriyanov has made a huge amount of money by placing 1st or 2nd at international Dota 2 competitions.
Another Dota 2 champ, Ukraine's Dashkevych has been raking in the money since 2011.
One of the top StarCraft 2 players in the world, Kroea's Jang Min Chul has made nearly $370,000 by regularly placing in tournaments of all sizes since 2010.
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