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With the Major just around the corner, we take a look at the highest earning players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive based on prize money according to esportsearnings.com.

To the surprise of nobody, Astralis headlines the list with it’s current five filling the first slots with Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth holding the top of the list with $1,321,921. Emil “Magisk” Reif, the teams newest member climbed the ranks fast thanks to a dominant year from the Danish squad and comes in at fifth with $912,481.

With the previous year and a half being a solid one for the Brazilian side of then SK/Luminosity and now MIBR, four of the world rocking lineup fill in sixth to ninth. Epitácio “TACO” de Melo brings up the front in this group having joined with Liquid who had a successful year in Astralis’ shadow for most of it.

Several of the renowned fnatic lineup round out the top 10 with Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer and Robin “flusha” Rönnquist coming in at 10th and 11th respectively.

Nikola “NiKo” Kovač finally broke into the top 20 with FaZe Clans recent victory at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational.

The only North American player to make the list Jake “stewie2k” Yip who slides in at 25th with $564,890.00 in prize money.

You can check out the 25 highest earning players in CS:GO below:

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