With millions of eSports fans gaming all over the globe, it’s no surprise that there are competitive leagues and tournaments appearing everywhere. Dota 2, the acronym for the multiplayer game Defense of the Ancients, has enjoyed a simultaneous user stream with a player base of thousands. But, The International global-span competition offers tournament play with prize pools reaching more than $2 million and climbing, and players whose MMR numbers are spectacular (more than 5k MMR) have the chance to become pro players. Valve Corporation, one of the world’s largest game publishers, has consistently pushed for high quality games, and Dota 2 is just one example of what’s possible when game developers are passionate about creating engaging PC games. What’s emerged is the team system with the highest-level players earning far more than enough to make a professional career by gaming with Dota 2. In this rarified world, pro gamers are known to fans by their player IDs. It’s spectacular to see videos of top game moments, with the best players in their winning moments.
The richest eSports gamers are an insular, highly intelligent, sometimes secretive group. Their personal interviews are filled with gaming talk- when they interview at all. They spend their days gaming for hours to hone and perfect their skills. They band together in invitational teams with the goal of winning. They want to win for the amazement of succeeding and for the amazing amount of prize money they earn when they do. Here’s the latest info on twenty pros who’ve risen to the top.