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Which Counter Strike Players Get Paid the Most?

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Since its initial release back in 2012, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has become the premier multiplayer shooter available on PC for all gaming fanatics. The title has become so popular throughout the past decade that some elite names in the community have begun earning an unprecedented amount of income through the games’ overlapping popularity.

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 These are the highest earning CSGO players who are currently active in the community today:

  • Peter Rasmussen (dupreeh) - $1.93 million:

Sitting atop of the highest earning CSGO names is Danish sensation Peter ‘dupreeh’ Rasmussen who is pocketing a near $2 million a year out of all eSport winnings.

Rasmussen is one of the community’s most popular players and a figurehead of all previous and ongoing CSGO eSport tournaments.

Esports as a whole is one of the world’s most vastly developing markets and virtual events with fans now being able to place sports bets for names such as Rasmussen at any future Esports tournaments, with CSGO being one of the industry’s hottest and increasingly popular commodities.

Alongside his success at various Esports events, Rasmussen is also an avid streamer on Twitch where he has amassed a near 40,000 followers on the popular platform as well as being a constant figure on varying CSGO YouTube videos that have since labelled Rasmussen as perhaps the game’s best ever ‘entry-fragger’ and one of the most elite and coveted names in the CSGO gaming scene.


  • Andreas Højsleth (Xyp9x) - $1.91 million:

While Højsleth’s teammate Rasmussen is slightly earning a greater yearly amount of income, we sincerely doubt that Andres will complain about the estimated $1.9 million figure that he is currently pocketing.

Both Højsleth and Rasmussen are a part of arguably the community’s most popular and vastly successful eSports team Astralis, with the duo being a key pairing in delivering multiple years of success throughout all major CSGO Esports tournaments.

Both competitors have amassed a great following online, which in turn has helped heighten the greater interests of varying sponsorships and endorsements to help both pro gamers profit significantly over their vast following and viewership at Esports events.

At said tournaments, Højsleth is known for being one of the games’ most clutch performers and as a major asset to the entire CSGO gaming scene given his major performances and outlasting plays that have become must-watch for fans of all things CSGO.


  • Nicolai Reedtz (dev1ce) - $1.89 million:

Much like the aforementioned Højsleth and Rasmussen, Reedtz was previously an active star name on the prestigious Astralis roster, but has since departed earlier this year to join Ninjas in Pyjamas.

Since taking up an active role as a CSGO pro star name, Reedtz has established himself as one of the game’s greatest ever players, winning numerous titles and claiming various personal accolades (including MVP awards) throughout his tenure in the CSGO gaming scene.

Alongside amassing great success at all major CSGO Esporting events, Reedtz is one of the community’s most followed streamers over on Twitch with over 200,000 followers on the streaming platform alone, with his departure from Astralis being one of the most discussed and frequently reviewed stories throughout the 2021 CSGO gaming scene.

Reedtz’s move to Ninjas in Pyjamas has certainly sparked a greater intrigue and following towards the team’s newest member following his abrupt withdrawal from the mightily successful Astralis roster, with more CSGO fans now looking forward to seeing whether Reedtz is capable of further elevating the games eSport popularity given that he is now a part of neighbouring contender.


  • Lukas Rossander (gla1ve) - $1.76 million:

Another CSGO pro player who is an active member of Astralis, Rossander has garnished a great reputation in the title’s gaming scene as one of the deadliest ‘Riflers’ and as an outspoken leader for Astralis which has further heightened the teams major successes at prior Esports events.

Rossander has played for number of teams throughout his tenure as a pro player which has included the Copenhagen Wolves, unu.Ain and more recently Heroic before signing for Astralis in October of 2016 where he has proven to be an invaluable member of the team since his initial signing.

Alongside his major successes at Esports tournaments, Rossander has also made a name for himself with the entertaining content that he frequently uploads marking him as one of the title’s most enthralling and enjoyable pro names in the entire CSGO community.


Given how popular of a title CSGO has become throughout the first decade since its initial release, it comes as no surprise that pro names have been able to amass a major following and pocket and impressive range of figures for their winnings at the various Esports events.

Such events remain as one of the industry’s most captivating and globally watched tournaments throughout the entire eSport gaming scene as more fans have since tuned in to witness the very best names compete against one another to see which player/team can label themselves as the best of the best when it comes to CSGO.

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