‘Dendi’ Passes ‘Fatal1ty’ – Becomes Second Highest Earning Esports Player


Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, the Ukranian Dota 2 player, has officially passes the American first-person shooter legend Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel in total esport tournament earnings. Esports stands for Electronic Sports and it is best described as organized gaming competition between two professionals. Most commonly played esports games includes the popular genres of real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooters, and multiplayer online battle arena games, or MOBA for short. These players get ranked and earn money through live broadcasted tournaments such as the World Cyber Games, Evolution Championship Series, and more.

Ishutin edged over Wendel with his teams marvelous battle at the three Internationals, Valve’s yearly Dota 2 super tournament. His team was granted $1 Million after taking first place in 2011, and the following years capturing 2nd place respectively.

You can find out more about Ishutin and his childhood in the documentary, Free to Play, as you watch the tragic loss of his father to cancer, and his immersion into the world of Dota and competitions.

Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel has been making less tournament participation but has been focusing more on event appearances and branded gaming products. Wendel currently holds the #3 spot but you can check out the top 100 highest overall earning esport players here.

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Source: The Daily Dot