A lot of people have wondered how much money actually is in esports and who has most of it. This table shows which organisations have made the most of esports and won the most prize money. This doesn't include any money earned through advertising or sponsorships, only prize money.

What we found was Evil Geniuses are miles ahead of the pack earning over $11.2 million where the second highest earner has only earnt $5.6 million. Even though this seems a lot it's not that surprising if you take in to account how long EG have been around; it's one of the oldest North American professional gaming organisations. EG were founded in 1999 and have since had top teams or players in every game they have competed in.

What is impressive is the fact that Newbee, an organisation founded in early 2014 is as close as they are with Evil Geniuses. Newbee are a Dota 2 team that really haven't done much else, they've made their riches after winning The International in 2014, they made $5,028,121 at just that event.

1.

Evil Geniuses

$11,203,057.05

469 Tournaments

2.

Newbee

$5,639,073.03

31 Tournaments

3.

Vici Gaming

$4,360,066.91

57 Tournaments

4.

LGD Gaming

$4,021,028.11

60 Tournaments

5.

Natus Vincere

$3,839,036.83

220 Tournaments

6.

Invictus Gaming

$3,595,128.66

200 Tournaments

7.

Fnatic

$3,322,372.64

495 Tournaments

8.

SK Telecom T1

$2,988,558.01

153 Tournaments

9.

CDEC Gaming

$2,984,662.96

11 Tournaments

10.

Cloud9

$2,526,791.78

207 Tournaments

11.

Virtus.pro

$2,432,332.95

178 Tournaments

12.

SK Gaming

$2,305,824.79

417 Tournaments

13.

Alliance

$2,221,013.91

97 Tournaments

14.

Samsung

$2,217,508.95

218 Tournaments

15.

Most Valuable Player

$1,953,033.01

256 Tournaments

16.

COGnitive Gaming

$1,847,429.45

72 Tournaments

17.

Team Secret

$1,712,411.29

14 Tournaments

18.

Team DK

$1,634,083.47

34 Tournaments

19.

KT Rolster

$1,564,088.19

148 Tournaments

20.

EHOME

$1,547,747.77

10 Tournaments

21.

mousesports

$1,444,052.13

570 Tournaments

22.

Taipei Assassins

$1,421,248.59

22 Tournaments

23.

Team Liquid

$1,387,587.57

457 Tournaments

24.

CJ Entus

$1,320,025.16

157 Tournaments

25.

compLexity Gaming

$1,305,981.02

214 Tournaments

26.

Ninjas In Pyjamas

$1,288,753.01

146 Tournaments

27.

Incredible Miracle

$1,192,741.21

154 Tournaments

28.

Team SoloMid

$1,187,793.75

122 Tournaments

29.

Team Empire

$879,506.64

332 Tournaments

30.

World Elite

$868,483.03

134 Tournaments

31.

EDward Gaming

$833,681.37

40 Tournaments

32.

Titan

$800,880.80

70 Tournaments

33.

Meet Your Makers

$766,157.49

199 Tournaments

34.

Counter Logic Gaming

$743,828.99

99 Tournaments

35.

StarTale

$737,795.08

136 Tournaments

36.

EnVyUs

$700,467.54

91 Tournaments

37.

Star Horn Royal Club

$667,149.22

23 Tournaments

38.

Millenium

$634,111.80

361 Tournaments

39.

Team Dignitas

$631,172.08

293 Tournaments

40.

OpTic Gaming

$604,785.68

80 Tournaments

41.

FXOpen e-Sports

$603,601.33

152 Tournaments

42.

NaJin e-mFire

$602,662.88

37 Tournaments

43.

OMG

$602,659.03

24 Tournaments

44.

Denial eSports

$593,102.21

59 Tournaments

45.

Prime

$530,919.18

172 Tournaments

46.

Str8 Rippin

$526,722.60

68 Tournaments

47.

AZUBU

$521,164.03

47 Tournaments

48.

Final Boss

$479,310.00

40 Tournaments

49.

mTw

$478,756.80

155 Tournaments

50.

Team ALTERNATE

$477,556.39

257 Tournaments