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Ranking of eSports players in Norway 2019, by earnings

Emil Bergquist Pedersen, known as “Nyhrox”, is the best earning Norwegian eSports player. In 2019, the Fortnite player gained more than 1.5 million U.S. dollars. Hearthstone player Casper "Hunterace" Notto ranked second, with earnings of roughly 285 thousand U.S. dollars that year. Ludvik "Aitzy" Jahnsen who is playing PUBG (PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS) made the third highest income among eSports players in Norway.

Most popular eSports games worldwide

Based on the number of eSports players, the by far most popular eSports game worldwide was League of Legends (LoL) as of August 2017. The battle arena video game recorded 100 million players that month. The first-person shooter game Call of Duty and the online card game Hearthstone followed behind.

The global eSports market

The global eSports market significantly increased in the past years, reaching a turnover of roughly 865 million U.S. dollars as of 2018. Most of the revenue comes from sponsorships, with an expected value of over 630 million U.S. dollars in 2020. Streaming is forecast to account for the least eSports market turnover that year.

Ranking of eSports players in Norway in 2019, by earnings

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January 2020



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