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Monday, 26 August 2019

Aussie teen takes out $4.62m Esports prize


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A Melbourne teenager has won $4.62 million in an online gaming tournament, vaulting him even higher into the ranks of Australia's highest paid 'sports' stars.

Anathan Pham's team of five shared $23 million after winning Dota 2 tournament The International in Shanghai over the weekend.

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"Thanks to all the fans that were by our side. Still cannot comprehend what just happened," Mr Pham tweeted on Sunday.

The 19-year-old's OG team has now won the competition two years in a row and, according to Esports Earnings, its members have all vaulted into the ranks of the highest-earning Esports stars.

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Mr Pham's total career earnings sit at $8.9 million and the Australian Financial Review had him 18th on its Australian sports earnings list before the most recent win.

The $4.62 million in prize money alone would make him 13th on the list - above tennis player Nick Kyrgios, cricketer Steve Smith and NBA basketballer Thon Maker.

Dota 2 is a team-based strategy game where players work together to defeat another team.

A Melbourne teenager has won $4.62 million in an online gaming tournament, vaulting him even higher into the ranks of Australia's highest paid 'sports' stars.

Anathan Pham's team of five shared $23 million after winning Dota 2 tournament The International in Shanghai over the weekend.

https://twitter.com/anadota99/status/1165610527755767808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"Thanks to all the fans that were by our side. Still cannot comprehend what just happened," Mr Pham tweeted on Sunday.

The 19-year-old's OG team has now won the competition two years in a row and, according to Esports Earnings, its members have all vaulted into the ranks of the highest-earning Esports stars.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1lr0tbBqS3/

Mr Pham's total career earnings sit at $8.9 million and the Australian Financial Review had him 18th on its Australian sports earnings list before the most recent win.

The $4.62 million in prize money alone would make him 13th on the list - above tennis player Nick Kyrgios, cricketer Steve Smith and NBA basketballer Thon Maker.

Dota 2 is a team-based strategy game where players work together to defeat another team.

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