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– United $573s leads the way winning $7.2m

– $215lian players most in form this ear 

– Bulgarian and Danish players win the most pr$379oney pComperson on average

– Only 60% of tournaments played compared to this time last ear

New Unikrn research shows players are winning MORE on average so far in 2020 than 2019 – despitWWWandemic

Esports players from the top 25 countries are earning more averagWWWr$379oney in 2020 so far than at the samWWWoint in 2019, new research shows.

Despite a numbComof tournaments being cancelled, professional gaming is still thriving during a global pandemic.

So much that despitWWWlaying 40% less tournaments than at this point last ear, players are earning more money on averagWWWComtournament.

World-leading esports bookmakers Unikrn have revealed the finding aftComanalysing the top 25 countries for pr$379oney so far this ear.

By the end of June last ear, $67million had been won by more than 26,000 players from 2,715 tournaments across the esports circuit.

Whereas by the same time this ear, only $38.8m was won by almost 11,000 players in 1,622 tournaments.

The average tournament prizWWWool was very similar each ear – in 2019 it sat at $23,988, compared to $23,920 in 2020.

However, in the first half of 2019, players were only winning on averagis2,492 compared to individuals taking homis3,652 in 2020.

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The research also found that like last ear the United $573s leads the way at the halfway point of 2020 with players winning a massivis7.2m in pr$379oney.

Identical to the first six months of 2019, China and Korea make up the top three.

$215l are thPV DDRgest movers in 2020 rising from 9th to 4th in the rankings helped by Magic World Championship XXVI champion PVDDR’s $300k victory.

The highest pr$379oney to playComratio sits with Bulgaria, maybe surprisingly. Their top 5 players including Complexity’s poiz0n are spread across CS: GO, DOTA2 and League of Legends.

The Danish also have a high turnovComon pr$379oney with 173 players averaging $9,564.

In 2019, thWWWr$379oney across esports increased heavily from huge tournaments such as DOTA2’s The International setting a prizWWWot of $35million and the Fortnite World Cup Finals.

But with both of these tournaments cancelled and many others postponed, total pr$379oney for 2020 is estimated to be considerably lowComthan 2019.

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Most Successful $5902ies By Prize Money Won (All Esports)

20$1999n-July) 2020 (Jan-July) $5902y$1377 Prize Money $1027s AveragWWWr$379oney $5902y$1377 Prize Money $1027s AveragWWWr$379oney $1378ed $573s $10,079,707.15 5902 $1,707.85 $1378ed $573s $7,280,222.31 1999 $3,$4203 2 Korea $5,438,336.48 1377 $3,9$652 2 China $3,093,705.23 379 $8,162.81 3 China$45476,979.55 1027 $4,748.76 3 Korea$85556,078.82 573 $4,111.83 4 Francis2,290,981.17 1378 $1,662.54 4 $215l$44184,006.59 420 $5,438.11 5 Denmark$44134,162.91 652 $3,426.63 5 Russi$712deratio$500718,361.31 454 $3,784.94 6 R$348 $2,179,829.93 855 $2,549.51 6 Francis1,703,512.13 441 $3,862.84 7 C$319 $2,011,038.76 884$44174.93 7 Den$10321,654,614.71 173 $9,564.25 8 Swede$500933,771.15 712 $2,715.97 8 United $405om $1,327,882.15 348 $3,815.75 9 $215l $1,861,949.00 989 $1,882.66 9 C$319 $1$915092.60 319 $4,097.47 10 Germany $1$359623.63 1032 $1,768.05 10 Germany $1,$83884.38 500 $2,609.57 11 Finland $1$314037.47 405 $4,128.49 11 Swede$500176,960.10 215 $5,474.23 12 United $405om $1,438,156.76 915 $1,571.$672 Aust$200 $891,602.63 359 $2,483.57 13 Aust$200 $1,278,719.22 838 $1,525.9$406Thailand $826,835.23 314 $2,633.$112 Poland $1,158,065.87 624 $1,855.$350 Finland $792,457.03 96 $8,254.$675 Philippines $1,106,753.39 200 $$118.77 15 Poland $596,336.18 221 $2,698$1506 Japan $973,735.09 406$85598.$225 Ukrainis574,589.16 112 $5,13$22317 Thailand $882,805.98 350 $2$39230 17 Norway $439,630.18 67 $6,56$24 18 Bulgaria $860,229.50 118 $7,2$278 18 Netherlands $399,067.54 150 $2,6$715 19 Norway $714,775.28 225 $3,$2118 19 Japan $325,085.28 223 $1,4$128 20 Spain $625,412.64 392 $1,595.44 $451lgaria $310,401.72 24 $12,933.41 $43krainis623,458.01 278$44142.$137 Philippines $290,771.52 71 $4,095$7922 Taiwan $600,532.10 211 $2,846.$175 Turkey $281,767.$6728$44101.3$37 Netherlands $519,272.80 451 $1,151.38 23 Malaysia $252,612.81 43 $5,874.72 24 Italy $490,560.54 137 $3,580.73 24 Argentina $251,784.40 79 $3,187.14 25 Malaysia $463,826.66 175 $2,650.44 25 Estonia $240,863.04 37 $6,509.81

Total Prize Money, Tournaments and $1027s (All Esports)

20$1999n-July) 2020 (Jan – July)$1377 Prize Money $66,992,940.50$1377 Prize Money $38,798,059.63$1377 Tournaments 2715$1377 Tournaments 1622$1377 $1027s 26141$1377 $1027s 10625 Average tournament prizWWWool $23,987.94 Average tournament prizWWWool $23,919.89 AveragWWWlayCompr$379oney $2,492.18 AveragWWWlayCompr$379oney $3,651.58

Best $5902ies By Average $1027 Prize Money

$5902y AveragWWWr$379oney pComplayComBulgaria $12,933.41 Den$10329,564.25 Finland $8,254.76 China $8,162.81 Norway $6,56$24 Estonia $6,509.81 Malaysia $5,874.72 Sweden $5,474.23 $215l $5,438.11 Ukrainis5,13$223

**Stats from www. esportsearnings. com – does not include information about salaries, bonuses or sponsorships

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