Magnus Carlsen Named The Top Esports Earner In 2020
The Norwegian Chess Grand Master Tops the 2020 Esports Players Earnings List.
Magnus Carlsen, Chess Grand Master sits comfortably at the top of the Esports Players Earning 2020 list. 2020, has been an unusual year forcing many chess competitions & tournaments to shift to online execution.
This 31-year-old Norwegian Chess Grand Master has bagged in $510,587 as prize money on the Chess24 website, which is highest when compared to any other esports professional across all other gaming platforms.
According to research from Seattle-based esports bookmaker Unikrn, a poor market performance forced many tournament organizers to adjust to the new normal and execute tournaments online. Chess hardly gets any validation as esports but, this pandemic forced many tournament organizers to shift to online execution.
According to a report, the total prize pool available for esports players significantly dropped by 80% because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
With the latest rendition top 50 players list, four players made massive amounts of earnings though Chess24. Call Of Duty, Dota 2 and Rainbow Six Siege appeared prominently throughout the list.