2019 was a great year for esports as it broke a record for the amount of money paid in tournaments, standing at $211 million. As the COVID-19 situation casts a shadow of uncertainty over this year’s economic prospects, we look back at the highest-earning esports teams of 2019.
Dota 2 once again broke its own record at The International, accumulating $34,330,068 in prize money. The biggest reason for the high numbers in 2019 though was Fortnite as it added $79 million into the competitive year. Naturally, that led to many organizations forming a Fortnite team as everyone wanted a piece of it. The ranking you’ll see is based on Esports earnings, so without further ado let’s take a look at who made the most of last year.