OG’s N0tail Becomes Highest-Earning Esports Player After TI9
Posted 30th August 2019 By: Derpina    320 Views
Esports News – OG Esports recently cemented its name as the first-ever, back-to-back champions of The International. But the making of history doesn’t stop there as Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, OG’s captain and support, becomes the highest-paying esports player in the history of Dota 2 tournaments.
N0tail went home after The International 9 with a net payout amounting to more than $3 million. The grand finals win, specifically, earned him an additional $3,120,626 to his total prize winnings throughout his career. If we include his income from last year’s TI8, the number stacks up to $2,246,831. All in all, N0tail has $6,886,181 prize money from Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) tournaments and other non-Valve sponsored events. He has enough money to secure his position in first place.
If N0tail is on the top of the list, that puts other OG members below his rank. Anathan “ana” Pham, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, Sébastien “Ceb” Debs, and Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka take the rest of the spots. The entire organization collected $26,837,290 in winnings the last 13 months, including other DPC tournaments other than The International. Their recent victory netted them roughly $3.1 million each in prizes or $15,603,132 in total, so OG successfully sealed 45.5 percent of the biggest prize pool in the history of esports.
JerAx has his overall winnings at $6,465,590, while the other three hit the $5 million price mark. Ana, who was previously on hiatus, earned a total $5,996,002. Ceb and Topson earned $5,484,823 and $5,410,036, respectively.
Following OG’s earnings is Team Liquid, the second-place winner of TI9 and the 4th runner-up of TI8. Four members of Liquid occupied the next four spots of the list, with one member of Evil Geniuses rounding out the top 10 earners: Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan.
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi, the support and team captain of Liquid, took the 6th spot with $5,127,814 to his name. His position was followed by Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Ivan Borislavov “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov, and Maroun “GH” Merhej with over $4 million each.