OG’s ‘Dota 2’ squad tops 2019’s esports earning leaderboard

This year was one of the magnificient years in esports for many different games, players, and competitive scenes, but one team stood above the rest in terms of financial success, according to Esports Earnings. OG’s Dota 2 team won its second International in a row, making history by being the first group to win back-to-back titles in the esport. The team claimed the biggest chunk of the record-breaking $34 million prize pool, walking away with around $15.6 million. Not forgetting they had won TI8 and combining wins of 2019 season. All of OG’s five players will rank top on the leaderboards of the most earned players of the year as per Esport Earnings. There’s not much of a difference between them, but the ranking came in as a three-way tie to the top spot taking a few missed tournaments and scenarios under consideration. JerAx, Ceb, and Topson played in every tournament OG participated in this season, whether it was on the Dota Pro Circuit or not, and that led to each of them having the same total following their win at TI9. N0tail sat out the EPICENTER Major due to health issues and was replaced by the team’s coach Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz for that event. Despite the substitution, OG went on to place in the top eight and earned an additional $40,000 for the organization. N0tail still holds the title as the highest paid esports competitor in history with his nearly $6.9 million career earnings. Ana also missed several events since he took an extended leave from the team and competitive Dota following their win at TI8. After their success at TI9, OG have only competed in a single tournament, the highly entertaining but less-than-meta-driven Midas Mode 2.0 back in September. The team walked away with just $5,000 from the event and are still on break heading into 2020 and the second DPC Major of the season.