Twitch streamers are usually shy about how much money they bring in, but that’s clearly not the case for Mason Venne.
Dota 2 is known for its eye-popping prize pools, and the top 20 highest-earning esports players of all time come from Valve’s MOBA. However, the streaming world is pretty far detached from the greater esports scene. Even the biggest Dota 2 streamers can have a hard time making ends meet, but that’s clearly not the case for everyone.
In a remarkable case of bucking the trend, infamous Dota 2 star Mason intentionally leaked how much money he makes on his own stream.
The reveal was sparked by his chat claiming that Mason’s viewer base would likely drop due to the return of Artour “Arteezy” Babaev’s stream. In response, Mason pulled up his own numbers to show how Arteezy was affecting his revenue.
As of May 22, 2023, Mason had earned a total of $8,136 for the previous month.
That averages out to a yearly salary of just under $100,000. However, that doesn’t factor in a two-week break from his stream that he took starting in late April. In fact, the numbers he showed largely represented his time streaming against Arteezy.
This indicates that he likely makes even more money when he’s the premier carry player to spectate.
How much money do Dota 2 streamers like Mason make?
Thanks to his consistent popularity, Mason likely makes much more money than most other Dota 2 streamers.
However, there are a few Dota 2 streamers who probably make even more. Other popular Dota 2 streamers include Wehsing “SingSing” Yuen, Max “qojqva” Bröcker, and Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski. Based purely on viewership, these streamers may earn as much as twice as much as Mason. None of this includes brand deals, partnerships, and in some cases, esports prizes and salaries.