One of the countries that comes to mind when it comes to esports is Germany. They attract attention with the fact that they have successful esports players in many games.
Today, we take a look at Germany's highest earning esports players. Let's get started.
7. Tobias "ShoWTimE" Sieber (StarCraft 2)
The first name on our list is Tobias "ShoWTimE" Sieber. The 28-year-old player has been appearing in the StarCraft 2 esports scene since 2012. With tons of success, ShoWTimE is one of Germany's most successful StarCraft 2 players, as well as the highest earning German StarCraft II player. His biggest achievement is the 2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship title.
Most notable titles: 2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship, ESL Pro Series Germany - Spring Season 2014, ESL Pro Series Germany - Winter Season 2014, Bonjwa Cup
Teams played: Vega Squadron, ESC ICYBOX, Team Alternate, Imaginary Gaming, Millenium, Arma Team, Mkers, BIG (Present)
Approximate total earnings: $313,240
6. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Next up is Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz, a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He is currently BIG's in-game leader. His greatest achievements with BIG, where he has been since 2017, include DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe championship title. TabseN is also Germany's highest earning Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player.
Most notable titles: DreamHack Masters Spring 2020: Europe, Funspark ULTI 2020, DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020, DreamHack Open Summer 2020: Europe, cs_summit 6 Online: Europe, Europe Minor Championship - Kraków 2017, ESEA Season 27: Global Challenge
Teams played in Counter-Strike: DkH Multigaming, Karont3 e-Sports Club
Teams played in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: dotpiXels e.V., Team Server-Forge, Team jbree, n!faculty, Playing Ducks, Wild-Play e.V., Death.Energy, Playing Ducks, mousesports, Playing Ducks, PENTA Sports, NRG eSports, BIG (Present)
Approximate total earnings: $335,419
5. Raphael "BunnyHoppor" Peltzer (Hearthstone)
The only Hearthstone player on our list is Raphael "BunnyHoppor" Peltzer. Born in 1992, the player has achieved many successes. His biggest title is the HCT Summer Championship 2018. At the Hearthstone World Championship 2019, he made it to the semifinals as well. The team he currently plays for is Team Liquid.
Most notable titles: HCT Summer Championship 2018, Lion King Invitational 2019: Season 2 Individual
Teams played: GamersLeague, Virtus.pro, SK Gaming, Samsung Morning Stars, Team Liquid (Present)
Approximate total earnings: $337,632
4. Max "qojqva" Bröcker (Dota 2)
Next on our list is Max "qojqva" Bröcker, who has left his professional esports career since November 2021 and continues as a streamer for Team Liquid. Qojqva holds the record for highest KDA in a single professional game (51.00). He broke this record while playing as Zeus on the Mad Lads team at GESC Thailand Minor EU Qualifier. He reached the most important championship in his career with Team Liquid at ESL One Germany 2020. Although he took part in many The International, he could not achieve the success he sought.
Most notable titles: ESL One Germany 2020, DOTA Summit 10, RaidCall EMS One Summer Season
Teams played: HelloMoto, Meet Your Makers, We haz Asian, mousesports, Team Liquid, Team Tinker, mousesports, No Diggity, Escape Gaming, January 25th, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Tuho, Digital Chaos, Mad Lads, Alliance, Team Liquid, Team Liquid (Present - Streamer)
Approximate total earnings: $365,748
3. Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous (FIFA)
One of the games where the Germans are successful is the FIFA series, and Mohammed "MoAuba" Harkous is one of the best representatives. His most successful series was FIFA 19. He earned $250,000 with the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 title. He currently continues to play for Fokus Clan.
Most notable titles: FIFA eWorld Cup 2019, DraftStory Cup
Teams played: Team expert, Werder eSPORTS, Fokus Clan
Approximate total earnings: $383,557
2. Adrian "Fata" Trinks (Dota 2)
The top two highest earning German players earned much more than any other player on the list. Professional player Adrian "Fata" Trinks, who most recently played for Tundra Esports, earned approximately $1,392,688. He was considered one of the best solo mid players in Europe before switching to the support role. He is especially known for his Mekansm builds. He had his most important title so far with Team Secret by winning DreamLeague Season 8.
Most notable titles: DreamLeague Season 8, EPICENTER 2016, ESL One Fall 2021
Teams played: We haz Asian, Kaipi, Team Zero, mousesports, DD.Dota, Sigma.int, Team Dog, mousesports, Cloud9, Jungz, Team Liquid, B)ears, Team NP, Cloud9, Team Secret, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Alliance, mudgolems, Tundra Esports
Approximate total earnings: $1,392,688
1. Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi (Dota 2)
Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi tops our list and is by far the highest earning German player. Currently playing for Nigma Galaxy, KuroKy started his esports career in DotA. He switched to Dota 2 since the game’s inception. He is the first Dota 2 player to reach 1000 wins in his professional career. Along with iceiceice and LaNm, he is one of the players with the most appearances in The Internationals. They all participated 9 times. His most important achievement is undoubtedly The International 2017 championship. They won this title by beating Newbee 3-0 while he was playing for Team Liquid.
Most notable titles: The International 2017, China Dota2 Supermajor, EPICENTER 2017, EPICENTER 2016, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3, ESL One Frankfurt 2015, The Summit 3, MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring
Teams played in DotA: Online Kingdom
Teams played in Dota 2: GosuGamers.net, Virtus.pro, Uebelst gamynG, mousesports, The GD, B-Team, Team Zero, mousesports, Natus Vincere, Team Secret, 5Jungz, Team Liquid, Nigma Galaxy
Approximate total earnings: $5,221,264
As a country where many important esports players are raised, Germany is a country that is quite important in a variety of games. Especially in Dota 2 there are many significant German players.
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