Richest League of Legends Players 
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Zoe Hawkins
April 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Alright, we get it – gaming is officially a career option. Your mother was wrong when she said playing video games were a waste of time. Fine, but how good a career choice is it?

Well, if you play LoL, apparently a pretty good one. That is, if you manage to make it to the top five in the world. Granted, the top ten players all live in Asia, which is to be expected. But hey, the top five put together earned over a million USD. Not too shabby!

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As you work your way down out of the top ten list, the averages fall to 70k, then 60, etc. Still, when converted into Rands, some South Africans could more than easily pay a bond while running around asking “Is that a rocket in your pocket?” or saying “Misery loves company”.

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Stop the press… I see a new face.

    Hi. Welcome to Lazygamer. We don’t bite. Unless you mention COD. But other than that we are all a bunch of really nice people :)

    Just be careful of that Erwin guy. :P

    • Super Rince Lvl2

      Hahha, agreed! I just noted that too. I think we should lay down some ground rules for that Erwin fellow. For starters, no shitting on peoples desktops…

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Hey watch you language. There be ladies about. But yes, I agree. That desktop pooping needs to stop ;)

        • Super Rince Lvl2

          Corrected!

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          I shall never stop, I shall never surrender

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Desktop pooping FTW. Although you handled it much better than Geoff or LC

        • Super Rince Lvl2

          Hahah! You got Geoff too? Nice, very nice.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          There is no good way to react to that

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Rince had some lulz and a wtf, but Geoff stopped speaking to me for about 7 hours.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Pfff, disregard that, LC does not exist

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      Not sure if a new face or Darryn trolling again…..

      Welcome either way

      • RitterBruder

        Do you think D-dog is capapble of trolling like this

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Can I earn this much money playing Angry Birds? I will beat the crap out of anyone, I ain’t even joking

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Pfff. Please. I am the ultimate master! You are but a peasant compared to my skills!

      • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

        Wha? please, my fingers move on a level that is unfathomable ! The females be like “OH EM GEE, your …. your fingers, they are majestic”

        Bring It!

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          0.o

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Janee, o.O

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            Okay hmm, that sounded well,weird. I don’t even play Angry Birds … I swear.

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          Hey guys, get a room, genugtig!

          :P

  • Super Rince Lvl2

    Well, this murdered my day. Sitting behind my desk working for a tyrant who eats puppies is not quite the same as making dosh from LoL… Le Sigh. PS, Zoe, are you a new writer for LG?! Oh has Yolanda morphed into someone else after bringing a new life into the world?!

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Lol. Yolanda Lvl2? It’s like the Cell transformations. Very different each time. Not just a hair change?

      • Super Rince Lvl2

        Could be a Lvl2 Yolanda, agreed… I wonder why her power-up brought with it…

        • http://twitter.com/Moonstormer Zoe

          no, not a new evolution/Lvl2… at least, not that I’m aware of. ;)

          • Super Rince Lvl2

            Ahh, I stand corrected :)

  • http://twitter.com/deanorhan Dean

    So many life choices gone awry….

  • Brady miaau

    is this per year or lifetime?

    make a bit of a difference to me, you know, before I resign and stuff

  • Anon A Mouse

    Are these money earned since started playing? Or yearly earnings?

    Also welcome Zoe ~ You look like the artsy type so you better win header of the week ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/deanorhan Dean

      By the look of it, it’s from one tournament.

  • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    What am I doing with my life…… Time for a career change :-)

  • Weanerdog

    Noticing that it is clearly a team thing is there a team that can carry me. I have no idea about league of ledgends or any Dota type games but I am a great supporter. I was always useless at sports so never got picked so I have heaps of support experience. So if you are getting a team together and you need someone to support I am your guy, I don’t look so good in a cheerleading outfit but for $200k I am prepared to even do that.

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    ASIANS

    • http://twitter.com/Moonstormer Zoe

      no, this is lacist!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Agleeeeeed

      • Super Rince Lvl2

        Mwahahahahah!

      • Anon A Mouse

        I don’t think Geoff will be too happy about you guys showing his childhood pics like this. He’s very sensitive you know.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Top 5 huh?

    Reague of Regends!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karl-Thomson/562042805 Karl Thomson

    Looking at those figures, I think that is JUST from the World Finals last year. The grand prize was $1million, and Taipai Assassins won it.

  • MultiH

    Note that this is just the tournament winnings, the majority of pro-gaming income comes from streaming revenues, Riot salaries(for participating in the LCS), Team salaries, individual sponsorship team sponsorship, merchandises,etc. Of course depending on their team, some of that prize money also goes to their coach/manager/staff.

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