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The 2019 Mid-Season Invitational was the first big win for the West on a major stage. In an all-Western grand final, G2 Esports defeated Team Liquid and the two teams split the lion’s share of the prize pool, with G2 banking $400,000 and Team Liquid taking home $200,000.

But has did this affect the all-time earnings records for western LoL players? Is there a new name on the top?

The short answer is “no”. With a career spanning a decade, including five Worlds appearances and four domestic titles, veteran Paul “sOAZ” Boyer remains the highest earning western player in the game with more than $420,000 to his name, according to Esportsearnings.com. sOAZ is also the only western player who’s earned enough to place in the top 25 highest earning LoL players of all time.

It’s likely that sOAZ surrenders the #1 position by the end of the year, however. The top laner currently plays for Misfits Gaming, who had a rough Spring Split to finish 8th in the rankings. If the trend continues, sOAZ might miss the big payday at Worlds 2019, giving a chance for the runner-ups to catch-up.

Fresh off their MSI victory, the G2 cores are in prime position to rise up. Luka “Perkz” Perkovic is the second highest earner at $372,000 with Rasmus “Caps” Winther at #4 and Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski at #5. Between them is Fnatic’s star carry Martin “Rekkles” Larsson with $365,000 to his name.

Top 10 highest earning western players (current team in parentheses)

1. Paul “sOAZ” Boyer (Misfits) — $422,203
2. Luka “Perkz” Perkovic (G2) — $372,615
3. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (Fnatic) — $365,491
4. Rasmus “Caps” Winther (G2) — $359,594
5. Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski (G2) — $304,656
6. Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng (TL) — $284,164
7. Mads “Broxah” Brock (Fnatic) — $267,015
8. Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi (C9) — $263,021
9. Jake “Xmithie” Puchero (TL) — $261,442
10. Zdravec “Hylissang” Gulubov (Fnatic) — $252,571


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