Dupreeh becomes first CS:GO pro to pass $2 million in earnings
Peter “dupreeh” Rasmussen, a Danish professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player for Team Vitality, has become the first CS:GO player to surpass the $2 million career earnings milestone. He has now earned $2,014,331 from a total of 172 tournaments participated, according to Esports Earnings.
Dupreeh accomplished the feat after Team Vitality won the ESL Pro League Season 16 over Team Liquid in the grand final. The $200,000 grand prize from the tournament was enough to make dupreeh the highest earning CS:GO player.
From 2017 to 2019, dupreeh won perhaps the highest total earnings in terms of the tournament’s grand prize, with the highest being in the IGS Season 1 ($1,000,000), the 2018 Intel Grand Slam Season 1 ($200,000), ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 ($100,000) and ELEAGUE Major 2017 ($100,000).
Trailing close behind dupreeh at 1,975,880 is fellow Danish pro for Astralis, Andreas “Xyp9x” Højsleth. It is worth noting that the top four earners in CS:GO are all Danish players. Below are the top five earners in CS:GO:
Dupreeh – $2,014,331.07
Xyp9x – $1,975,880.23
Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz (Ninjas in Pyjamas) – $1,921,931.54
Lukas “gla1ve” Rossander (Astralis) – $1,828,042.41
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – $1,663,721.98
While Xyp9x’s earnings are close to dupreeh’s, it might take quite a while for him to actually surpass his ex-teammate as Astralis’ recent record has been far from promising. The Danish team came short in a few S-tier tournaments and qualifiers this year. The defeat against Norwegian team Heroic in ESL Pro League Season 16, the rout against Portuguese team SAW in IEM Road to Rio 2022: European RMR – Open Qualifier and the loss to American franchise FaZe in BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022 were among the notable setbacks it suffered lately.
More on dupreeh’s achievement
The 29-year-old dupreeh has been active in the CS:GO competitive scene since the game was launched in 2012. Since then, he has cemented his name among the elites by winning over 100 tournaments and taking home multiple awards. He is also known by the CS:GO community as a versatile player, belting extensive experience playing in multiple roles.
A former core member of Astralis, dupreeh started his CS:GO career with Copenhagen Wolves. With Astralis, dupreeh played lurker but was shifted to AWPer last year before he was released to Team Vitality. Now tagging with the French organization, dupreeh is an entry fragger.
From 2013 to 2020, dupreeh was included in HLTV.org’s top 20 players of the year ranking. Dexerto also named him its 10th best CS:GO player of the decade recently in August.
“dupreeh was an integral part of the Astralis team that set a new standard of excellence in the CS:GO scene and won almost all there is to win, including a record four Majors. He was not the flashiest or the most talked about player on that roster, but he still had a vast portfolio of superstar-level performances,” Dexerto wrote.
“Moreover, he was the heart of the team and someone who didn’t mind letting others take the spotlight, as shown by the fact that he played a variety of roles, from entry fragger, to lurker, to primary AWPer, and reinvented himself based on his team’s needs.”