UNiVeRsE, real name Saahil Arora, is a professional Dota 2 player. At the age of 27, he has won a total of $2,826,896 from 67 tournaments - making an average prize value of $42 thousand - meaning he is the highest earning gamer
of all time. Known collectively as eSports
, the money elite players can earn has risen dramatically in recent years and the most lucrative
by far is UNiVeRsE's game of choice, Dota 2.
In fact, as the final stages of the game's premier tournament 'The International' get under way this week, teams are playing for a record-breaking total prize pool of $24,051,553. To be in the winning team in Saturday's Grand Final, something which UNiVeRsE achieved in 2015, will mean taking home a share of $10,538,683.