Frequently Asked Questions




You have a tournament missing from the website, or the existing data needs a correction. What can I do to get it added?

You can register an account in the Development Area where you can fill out the tournament results or make the corrections yourself. Alternatively, you can submit a tip to the website with all the relevant information and credible sources, and someone may volunteer to fill it out for you. The accuracy of the website is only as good as the people willing to help out. Keep in mind: Reliable sources must be cited.


Why do have a hyphen and capital S in "e-Sports"? It's "esports"!

When the name for the website was originally conceived, I thought there was supposed to be a hyphen and capital S in "e-Sports". These days, I tend to write "esports" exclusively and "Esports" at the beginning of a sentence, but I keep the name of the website as "e-Sports Earnings" because I noticed it rustles jimmies. You know who you are. :>


How does the website track earnings?

Earnings on this website are restricted to prize money because this information is always made public by the tournament or event organizer. Information on salaries, sponsorships, ad revenue, contracts, etc. are usually kept private, and thus is beyond the scope of this website. All information related to cash prizes awarded in tournaments are recorded in its original currency. Prize money rankings are listed in US dollars, and the cash prize for every tournament result is converted to US dollars using the exchange rate set on the day the tournament ended. This allows us to preserve data on the original prize money awarded, while allowing us to aggregate the data in a single, common currency.


As a player, what information do you have on me?

As a website based on freely available public information, all we record is what's available on the internet. The data we have on a player includes your real name, date of birth, country of origin, a biography if available, and of course, your tournament results and prize money earned. Unless you willingly talk about things in your personal life in an interview, such as at a livestreamed event or on a YouTube video, private things stay private. We will never post details of a private contract, unless its been vetted by a journalist and posted in an article to a credible esports news website. We want details of your competitive gaming career, not the skeletons in your closet.


As a player, my real name appeared on the site and I do not want it here. How can I get rid of it?

First of all, if you didn't want your real name appearing on the internet and associated with video game competitions, you shouldn't have competed in tournaments to begin with. The more you compete, the more you become known as a player to the public. Bear in mind that while your real name can be removed from this website, your name will still remain in videos, news articles, wiki pages and forum posts all across the internet. This website gets its information from these credible sources. That being said, you can request the removal of your name by submitting a tip. Your tournament results and accomplishments will not be removed, as that is now a part of esports history. Also note that because this website has several contributors adding and improving information everyday, there is a very real possibility that your real name may be added back in as a "good-faith" edit.