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South Korea: Third-Ranked country for Highest E-sports Prize Earnings

South Korea is often regarded as the birthplace of e-sports. And with that said, the country has earned more than $124 million of prize money earnings from 6,826 tournaments, to date. There have been 4,894 Korean e-sports players that have attributed to this, making South Korea the third-ranked country in the world for prize money earnings. We shall be breaking down this list, in terms of the prize earnings, for the top 12 e-sport games.

  1. League of Legends: $32,913,241

  2. StarCraft II: $22,747,075

  3. Overwatch: $17,334,397

  4. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: $10,009,530

  5. StarCraft: Brood War: $6,638,196

  6. Heroes of the Storm: $5,818,388

  7. Dota 2: $3,906,998

  8. Overwatch 2: $3,044,688

  9. WarCraft III: $2,241,571

  10. Hearthstone: $1,833,932

  11. StarCraft: Remastered: $1,517,905

  12. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile: $1,392,901



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