Esports platform Skillz awarded a combined total of $2.7 million to its top 10 players during 2017.
The company works with developers to integrate its esports platform into their titles with the aim of driving player engagement and game revenues through competitive play. Once implemented, players can enter in-game tournaments with the chance of winning actual cash.
According to Skillz this has now resulted in $2.7 million for the top 10 ranked players, 70 per cent of whom are women.
The top mobile player, yutourmaline, claimed tournament prizes totalling more than $420,000 in 2017 placing her amongst the top esports earners in the world.
You can view the top 10 below. The company said top Skillz competitors were ranked based upon total tournament prizes won by each player, excluding any entry fees paid to enter those tournaments.
According to Skillz, one of the most successful titles to use its platform is Tether Studios’ puzzle game Cube Cube, which dealt out more than $25 million in prizes in 2017.
Currently over 3,000 studios use the Skillz platform with over 12 million players competing.
News of player earnings comes just over a month after Skillz announced it had raised $25 million in a Series C funding round.