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Richest League of Legends Players

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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”.

Last Updated: April 29, 2013

41 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 29, 2013 at 10:35

    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 πŸ™‚

    Just be careful of that Erwin guy. πŸ˜›

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    • Super Rince Lvl2

      April 29, 2013 at 10:36

      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…

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        April 29, 2013 at 10:37

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

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        • Super Rince Lvl2

          April 29, 2013 at 10:38

          Corrected!

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        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          April 29, 2013 at 10:49

          I shall never stop, I shall never surrender

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      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        April 29, 2013 at 10:48

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

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        • Super Rince Lvl2

          April 29, 2013 at 10:50

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

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          April 29, 2013 at 10:54

          There is no good way to react to that

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          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            April 29, 2013 at 10:54

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

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      April 29, 2013 at 10:48

      Pfff, disregard that, LC does not exist

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    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      April 29, 2013 at 11:07

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

      Welcome either way

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      • RitterBruder

        April 29, 2013 at 14:52

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

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  2. umar bastra

    April 29, 2013 at 10:35

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

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 29, 2013 at 10:45

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

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      • umar bastra

        April 29, 2013 at 10:51

        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!

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        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          April 29, 2013 at 10:53

          0.o

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          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            April 29, 2013 at 10:55

            Janee, o.O

          • umar bastra

            April 29, 2013 at 10:59

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

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          April 29, 2013 at 10:55

          Hey guys, get a room, genugtig!

          πŸ˜›

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  3. Super Rince Lvl2

    April 29, 2013 at 10:35

    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?!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      April 29, 2013 at 10:38

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

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      • Super Rince Lvl2

        April 29, 2013 at 10:41

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

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        • Zoe

          April 29, 2013 at 11:39

          no, not a new evolution/Lvl2… at least, not that I’m aware of. πŸ˜‰

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          • Super Rince Lvl2

            April 29, 2013 at 11:49

            Ahh, I stand corrected πŸ™‚

  4. Dean

    April 29, 2013 at 10:44

    So many life choices gone awry….

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  5. Brady miaau

    April 29, 2013 at 10:57

    is this per year or lifetime?

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

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  6. Anon A Mouse

    April 29, 2013 at 11:02

    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 πŸ˜‰

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    • Dean

      April 29, 2013 at 11:08

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

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  7. Ultimo_Cleric_N7

    April 29, 2013 at 11:07

    What am I doing with my life…… Time for a career change πŸ™‚

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  8. Weanerdog

    April 29, 2013 at 11:14

    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.

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  9. Admiral Chief Erwin

    April 29, 2013 at 11:24

    ASIANS

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    • Zoe

      April 29, 2013 at 11:38

      no, this is lacist!

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      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        April 29, 2013 at 11:45

        Agleeeeeed

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      • Super Rince Lvl2

        April 29, 2013 at 11:46

        Mwahahahahah!

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      • Anon A Mouse

        April 29, 2013 at 11:52

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

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  10. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 29, 2013 at 13:10

    Top 5 huh?

    Reague of Regends!

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  11. Karl Thomson

    April 29, 2013 at 13:59

    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.

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  12. MultiH

    April 30, 2013 at 04:34

    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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  13. kuk

    February 19, 2014 at 11:56

    Jonathan likes this

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    • Who am I??

      September 26, 2014 at 15:16

      can you guys send me Ahri?

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      • Who am I??

        September 26, 2014 at 15:18

        name is 0Darkblades0

        Reply

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