Pakistan Ranked 11th in Esports Earnings, India Not Even in Top 500

After a successful year in the esports industry, Pakistan now ranks 11th across worldwide in esports earnings mainly thanks to Sumail Hussain.

The 20-year-old from Pakistan has a total earning of $3,591,225.34 from the 60 tournaments he has played. Sumail started his professional esports career with Evil Geniuses, an organization that he has left now. He is the third-highest earning in esports overall.

The highly talented midlaner has now joined another successful franchise called OG, which has won back-to-back TI Internationals, which is the most prestigious and highest financially rewarding tournament.

Sumail’s journey is an inspiring one as he used to play Dota 2 in gaming cafes as he did not have enough money to own a personal computer.

Read more about Sumail’s journey from here:

Here’s How Sumail Hassan Made it to the Top of the Esports Industry

Sumail’s brother, Yawar Hussain, is another candidate in the list on the 310th position. He earned $377,026.60 from a total of 28 tournaments he featured in. Like Sumail, Yawar also played Dota 2 but for a different organization than his brother.

There have been multiple times when both brothers came head-to-head with Sumail often being victorious.

It is worth mentioning that India has failed to break into the top 500 players, which is more than surprising, to say the least. The only Indian player to have Indian roots was Saahil ‘Universe’ Arora, who coincidentally played with Sumail at Evil Geniuses but he is originally born in the United States.

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  • Wow, more than surprising indeed. Plus I love the recent change in the Tekken Scene of Pakistan after Arsalan won 2 EVOs last year. That also played a huge as so many Pakistani Tekken Players are now sponsored by International Organisations.

  • Pakistan ranks 11th and we should try to be 1st, not only in e-sports. Why would we care if India is at 1st or not even in 500th?

    • I think what he means that Pakistan has two players in first 500, and India don’t have any.
      What you are sharing is country standing based on player ranking

  • India not even 500? How does that even make sense? There are about 200 or so countries in the world. India is definitely in the top 500 even if it’s at the bottom lol.

  • Why there’s always comparison to India. When we say Indians need to grow mentally, I think we also need to grow.

  • we get excited really quickly, we only have two players, rather than developing a platform where the good players easily make it to the international events, we are just uselessly cheering about our two players ,who were not even got any sponsor to gift them air tickets, if the state can not support their people state have no right to claim their victories as their.

  • How can India not be in the top 500 when there are only 195 countries in the world?? Lol! Please check your figures and try again.
    Also, stop comparing us with India in everything.


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