Top 10: Most successful professional gamers

10. Lee Young-Ho  (Flash)

Lee Young-Ho, better name by his alias “Flash,” is a South Korean professional gamer .  Flash’s game of choice is StarCraft: Brood War, and in case you didn’t know, that game is so huge in South Korea, to the point where people who want a career in StarCraft move to Korea in the same way that people who want to be famous actors move to Hollywood.


But Flash already lives in South Korea. And he’s definitely pretty good, taking home just shy of $10,000 per tournament. Half of his total earnings were won before his  18th birthday.


In StarCraft, he plays Terran. He is widely considered to be the best StarCraft player of all time, and at the age of 22 he has amassed $495,000 in winnings playing Starcraft: Brood War and StarCraft II.


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