The list of Australia’s Top Sports Earners in 2017, has been released by ‘The Australian Financial Review’:
It seems like golf, basketball, and motor racing are great career choices? Play golf, shoot hoops, drive carts, and keep eating those veggies, kids.
Only 3 women made the list of top estimated athlete earnings, though with recent advancements in the professionalisation and conditions for top female athletes, this will surely become more balanced?
Not making the highest 50 earning “sports” list though is Australia’s top esports player, Damien Chok, aka Kpii.
Kpii earned US$947,606 / AU$1.2m prizemoney in 2017 playing DOTA2 with the Newbee organization out of Shanghai, China.
This prize money figure excludes any additional team payments or any endorsements. An extra AU$100k by Kpii would have placed him inside the list.
Next year? Or maybe soon we’ll have a dedicated esports list?
Keep gaming too, kids.