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Top 10 eSports Players of 2020

Top 10 eSports Players of 2020

2020-12-21 
| by Editor | Posted in New Feature, News

So, you know your favorite football players and their feats for your favorite football clubs. But do you know who the best players in the world of eSports are and their incredible achievements in the world of sports gaming?

BetKing profiles 10 of the best eSports players and offers you the chance to familiarize yourself with them. This way the next time you are staking on eSports, you know exactly who you are backing and what the pedigree of the player is so you are sure you are making the right decision.

 

Lee Sang-hyeok aka Faker is one of the most successful eSports athletes. His peculiar skills have earned him well over $1 million dollars in 2020 alone, racking up wins after wins in the elite League of Legends. League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena video game. Faker who is a 3-time League of Legends Champion in 2013, 2015, and 2016 is widely considered as the best League of Legends player of all time. He is signed to T1 Entertainment and Sports who is involved in competitive gaming segments that include Fortnite, Dota 2, PUBG, Super Smash Bros., and others.

 

Song Eui-Jin aka Rookie is a League of Legends player who plays for Invictus Gaming who participates in the eSport competitions of Dota 2, League of Legends and StarCraft II. Song Eui-jin along with his team put up an unbeatable performance in the League of Legends 2018 World Championships.

Andreas Højsleth aka Xyp9x is a Danish eSports player for Astralis who plays Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Formerly with Team Solomid and Team Dignitas. He purportedly got the name Xyp9x by typing random keys on his keyboard. Known as the Minister of Clutch. In 2020, he has reportedly earned $1.35 million and is one of the best Counter-Strike: GO players in the world.

Lasse Aukusti Urpalainen aka MATUMBAMAN is most popular for winning the Assembly Summer 2014 tournament with Veni, Vidi, Vici. The Finnish player is an expert Dota 2 player with lots of fans for his extreme mechanical skills. The Chinese players refer to him as the Toilet Bowl/Bro. MATUMBAMAN is one of the richest esports gamers with a total income from Dota 2 around $3,700,194 dollars.

Clement Ivanov aka Puppey is a Estonian professional Dota 2 player who plays for Team Secret who plays eSports in Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Street Fighter, Age of Empires 2, Rainbow Six Siege and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Puppey and Team Secret won Shanghai Major 2016 in March 2015 after beating Team Liquid in the finals. Puppey and Team Secret eliminated by Team Empire, 1:2, during the ESL One Manila 2016 group B decider series. After a rocky start in day one of the tournament, Team Secret made an incredible comeback beating EHOME 2 – 0 in their Best of 3 series. Puppey has played in many big leagues and tournaments and has earned over $2,799,899 dollars.

Jae-hee Hong aka Gesture is the most successful South Korean player in terms of earnings. He plays the game Overwatch and has made more money than anyone else in the game with his biggest success was winning the Overwatch League – Inaugural Season Playoffs in 2018. Where he dominated the league and won by a 2:0 margin with a prize pool of $1 million dollars.  Currently, he is with team Seoul Dynasty, one of the strongest Overwatch teams.

Paulo Damo Da Rosa aka PVDDR is one of the biggest players from Brazil and arguably the highest eSports earner of 2020. PVDDR won big at Magic: The Gathering Arena's Magic World. In 2020 he has won $897,035. Da Rosa has thirteen Pro Tour Top 8 finishes with two wins, which puts him second for the most Pro Tour Top 8s of all time, and in 2020 Da Rosa won the world championship for the 2019 season. Da Rosa is the all-time leader in prize money won playing professional-level Magic.

Johan Sundstein aka N0tail, is a Danish professional Dota 2 player and captain for OG, OG is a professional esports organization based in Europe. Formed in 2015, they are best known for their Dota 2 roster winning The International 2018 and 2019 tournaments. With them, N0tail has played in four iterations of The International, winning in 2018 and 2019, and has also won four Major championships. He is widely regarded as one of the top three Dota 2 players of all time, along with Puppey and KuroKy.

Kuro Salehi Takhasomi aka KuroKy, is a German-Iranian professional Dota 2 player for Nigma. He was a member of Team Liquid that won The International 2017. KuroKy began his professional career at age 16 in Defense of the Ancients, initially as a carry player for team mousesports, Kingsurf, Nirvana.int, MYM and Ks.int. KuroKy and the rest of the Team Liquid roster who won the International 2017 formed a new organization, Team Nigma where he currently plays.

Troy Jaroslawski aka Canadian is a Rainbow Six Siege player who currently plays for Spacestation Gaming after departing Evil Geniuses.  He finished in second place at the annual Six Invitational 2018 as a member of Evil Geniuses. He became a two-time world champion of the Six Invitational, winning first place in 2017 and 2020.

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