Here Are The Top Earners Of CS:GO; Neo The First Person To Reach $600,000 In Total Prize Earnings

By Kim Chan , Feb 22, 2017 04:00 AM EST

In Esports, rising to the top has never been easy and for the most part, it entails intensive practice and long hours of grinding in front of the computer. Oftentimes, to some players, the arduous training hasn't paid them a dime or two but for those that have been successful in the league, it has been surprisingly prosperous. Today, five renowned CS:GO players have broken the record for the most successful players in terms of overall tournament prize earnings.

CS:GO Top Earners

The present "Golden Five" is considered as one of the most successful teams in the world and rightfully so as all of Virtus.Pro's members are currently sitting at the top ladder for the most top-earning CS:GO professionals in the world. As reported by Esportsearnings, a platform that tracks historical records and statistics for prominent Esport titles including League of Legends, Dota 2 and CS:GO, a player from Virtus.Pro has broken the record for the first person to reach $600,000 from tournament prize earnings alone.

Filip "Neo" Kubski

Considered by many as one of the best counter-strike players in history and is still highly popular today, the Polish player started playing counter-strike competitively way back in 2004 where both Neo and his teammate TaZ, earned their first prize money worth 40€. Since then, Neo has been climbing at the top of the competitive scene, winning tournaments after tournaments and cementing his name as one of the most successful CS:GO players to date.

Followed by Neo are non-other than, the four remaining players of the modern "Golden Five" namely: Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, Paweł "byali" Bieliński, and Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski. The modern Golden Five currently reigns as the most successful CS:GO players in the world. Here is the full list of their total prize earnings (Counter-Strike 1.6 to CS:GO):

Player ID

Player Name

Total Prize Earnings


Filip Kubski



Wiktor Wojtas



Jarosław Jarząbkowski



Paweł Bieliński



Janusz Pogorzelski


Their earnings may be quite hefty for many but it definitely comes with long hours of dedication and commitment to the game. What's more, Virtus.Pro recently decided to raise the salary cap of their players to $25,000 per month. More details can be found here.

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