eSports' Team Spirit earned nearly $20m in 2021, 38% of the top 10 overall earnings
The highest-earning eSports team in 2021 was Team Spirit, which fields teams to compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, League of Legends, and Hearthstone. Its earnings of $18.8m for the year were more than the next four eSports teams combined.
The second-highest earners were PSG’s eSports team, also the only team in the top ten affiliated to an existing professional sports organisation. The team fields players for eight competitions including two based on the FIFA game franchise made by Electronic Arts, and has a global online Academy to identify next generation eSports talent.