Who Is the Highest Earning Valorant Player of 2022?

Wondering how much you could be earning as a professional Valorant player? Keep reading to see how profitable this game really can be if you're one of the best.

Tom Kosiec - Writer for Buff
By Tom Kosiec
Tamara Fodora - Editor for Buff
Edited by Tamara Fodora
Joel Taylor, editor for Buff
Fact-check by Joel Taylor

Updated July 25, 2023.

Valorant has taken over the gaming world and is one of the most popular competitive multiplayer first-person shooter(FPS) games today. Developed by Riot Games, this esports sensation has millions of active players and is very lucrative when it comes to tournaments and professional gamers.

Austin "Crashies" Robert

So, who is the highest-earning Valorant player of 2022? Look no further than Austin "crashies" Robert, a 24-year-old professional player for NRG. His impressive skills shown in Valorant tournaments and his previous experience with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) have made him a household name.

Robert excels as a supportive team player in Valorant, and before playing for NRG, he played for Optic Gaming in the Valorant Champions 2022. Early in 2022, he made headline esports news with his fantastic play against BOOM Esports, and it received 1.1 million views on Twitter along with an impressive 17k retweets.

One of his main traits is anticipating other teams' plays and their strengths/weaknesses on specific maps. He is also known for being extremely dedicated, managing to play well even when struggling with food poisoning during one of the championship matches.

All in all, Robert has earned an impressive $153,650.00 from playing in 20 Valorant tournaments, some of which are VCT 2022: Stage 1 Masters - Reykjavík and VALORANT Champions 2022.

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Final Thoughts

Robert's title of the highest-earning Valorant player of 2022 is well-deserved, and we're excited to see where he goes in 2023. If you’d like to be as good at Valorant as Robert, you'll need a lot of practice. While practicing, consider using Buff to get some free rewards that will definitely motivate you to keep playing.

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