Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

On the occasion of the recognition of esports in Ukraine, Today.Lifestyle prepared a rating of the country's best athletes at an international level

Evgeny Opanasenko

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Techno section editor

Gamers cheer. The professional game of computer games – cybersport – was made an official sport in Ukraine. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Alexander Bornyakov on his Facebook page.

“Such a decision has just been made at a meeting of the Commission for the Recognition of the Sport in Ukraine. This is a historic moment for our country, because eSports has long been not just” shooters “, but a fundamental element of modern digital culture. It is admired by about 600 million people, including there are also Ukrainians, “the official said.

See also in the story about how schoolchildren make millions in esports:

Esports is becoming more and more popular every year. Over the past 20 years, this discipline has evolved from an amateur competition into a serious sport with huge monetary gains. Virtual battles all over the world as of 2020 are as popular as football, and its winners become real dollar millionaires.

A similar trend is observed not only in the United States or China and South Korea, but also in Ukraine. In the ranking of the richest cybersportsmen on the planet, you can find Ukrainian gamers. Today.Lifestyle has prepared a rating of the TOP-5 richest cybersportsmen from Ukraine.

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Rating of TOP-5 cybersportsmen of Ukraine

Roman Fominok (Resolut1on)

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Roman Fominok (Resolut1on)

Roman Fominok represents Ukraine in the international cybersport arena. He is a professional Dota 2 player, and at the age of 24, he has already earned about one million dollars with his skill. During his career, he has 654 victories. Roman began to engage in esports professionally at the age of 14. In 2010, he played in DotA Allstars, and in 2011 switched to Dota 2. He became famous in 2013, when he and his ICCup team reached the final at StarLadder StarSeries Season 6.

From August to October 2013 Roman tried his hand at Virtus.pro, but left the team, following Goblak to RoX.KIS. There he did not stay long either. In November of the same year, Team Empire invited Resolut1on to replace the veteran of their team – Scandal, in this team Roman has established himself as a successful captain. In 2016, Roman decided to move to the American team Digital Chaos. Roman stopped working with the Americans in March 2018 for the sake of the VGJ.Storm team, and since 2019 has been playing for Virtus.pro.

Vladimir Minenko (No [o] ne)

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Vladimir Minenko (No [o] ne)

23-year-old Ukrainian esportsman Volodymyr Minenko is famous in the Dota 2 discipline under the pseudonym No [o] ne. On the fields of virtual battles in Dota, he earned 899 thousand dollars. During his cyber career, he won 468 victories. He has been performing since 2014, when he managed to break into Star Ladder Star Series Season 11 as part of the Ursastroithram team. The team was noticed by the organization Vega Squadron. On November 20, 2014, contracts were signed with the players. As part of his first professional team Vega Squadron, Vladimir became the champion of ESL One New York 2015. In August 2016, No [o] ne was represented as part of Virtus.pro, where he has been playing successfully to this day.

Daniil Teslenko (Zeus)

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Daniil Teslenko (Zeus)

Daniil Teslenko is a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. Champion of 2017 as part of Gambit Esports. At 31, he made $ 594,000 from esports. Playing under the unchanged pseudonym Zeus, Daniil has participated in many teams during his long career, including pro100, Virtus.pro, Arbalet.UA and Natus Vincere, as part of which he moved to the new CS: GO discipline. At one time he was even the captain of the Natus Vincere team. Multiple world champion in Born to Win.

In recent years, he has become a media person – Zeus records many training videos and broadcasts live on Twitch, where he actively communicates with his fans. He opened his “e-sports school” Zeus Cyber School to help young talents to conquer the heights of world e-sports.

John Sukharev (Edward, edzie)

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

John Sukharev (Edward)

Despite his fourth place in the rating of Ukrainian cybersportsmen, Ivan Sukharev is rightfully considered one of the strongest individual players in the world. Edward is a two-time ESWC and WCG World Champion. During his esports career, he earned 497 thousand dollars.

Spending his childhood in computer clubs, Edward realized more and more that he wanted to connect his life with eSports. He started his professional career in the old Counter-Strike 1.6 game, playing for such teams as Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere. In November 2012, the team switched to a new discipline Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

In July 2013, Edward moved to Astana Dragons. “Dragons” started off well. Edward and his team won prizes in many tournaments, and at TECHLABS Cup 2013 the team even took first place. However, in November of the same year, Ivan left the team and returned to Natus Vincere, with which he spent six years. Since 2019 he has been playing in the international Winstrike Team.

Alexander Kostylev (s1mple)

Esports recognized in Ukraine: TOP-5 richest gaming professionals

Alexander Kostylev (s1mple)

The youngest esports player in the rating, 22-year-old Alexander Kostylev under the pseudonym s1mple has already established himself as a professional CS: GO player. His fortune is estimated at 489 thousand dollars. He is considered one of the strongest players in the world.

Alexander began his career in 2013 playing for the Ukrainian team LAN DODGERS. During his career, he changed many teams: Courage Gaming, HellRaisers, dAT Team, Amazing Gaming, FlipSid3 Tactics, Evolution, Worst Players, Team Liquid. Playing in the latter, he got into the TOP-8 rating at MLG Major Championship: Columbus, and at ESL One: Cologne 2016 he even took the team to second place in the world.

In August 2016, Alexander returned to his homeland and signed a contract with Natus Vincere, where he still plays. Fun fact: s1mple was “banned” by ESL in February 2014 for using cheats and trying to bypass the block. Exactly 2 years later, the player was officially unlocked.

Let us remind you that earlier Alexey Kostylev spoke in an interview with Segodnya about the secrets of success in eSports. At the same time, the strongest does not always win in eSports.

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