Unquestionably the team of 2010, Natus Vincere have broken fnatic's winnings record from 2009, winning a total of $221,550.
The last big tournament of 2010 ended this past weekend, when Natus Vincere won the Grand Final at DreamHack Winter against mTw. With the victory the Ukrainian squad surpassed the $200,000 mark and broke the record set by fnatic in 2009, where the Swedes scored a total of $189,000.
Below is the list of events attended, where Na´Vi managed to win money, a total breakdown displaying how much money the Ukrainians won during the months of 2010.
|1.||DreamHack Winter||25-27 November||Jönköping, Sweden||$28,200*|
|4.||World e-Sports Masters||3-7 November||Hangzhou, China||$7,500|
|1.||World Cyber Games||1-4 October||Los Angeles, USA||$25,000|
|3.||ASUS Summer||28-29 August||Kiev, Ukraine||$3,000|
|3.||IEM5 GC Shanghai||29 July-1 August||Shanghai, China||$5,000|
|3.||GameGune||16-18 July||Bilbao, Spain||$4,000|
|1.||Arbalet Cup Dallas||22-24 July||Dallas, USA||$25,000|
|1.||ESWC||30 June-4 July||Paris, France||$36,000|
|1.||CGL Ukraine Season 5 & 6||12 June||Kiev, Ukraine||$1,800|
|2.||Arbalet Cup Europe||14-16 May||Stockholm, Sweden||$10,000|
|1.||Arbalet Cup Best of Four||9-11 April||Kiev, Ukraine||$12,000|
|1.||Arbalet Cup Ukraine||3 April||Kiev, Ukraine||$3,000|
|1.||IEM4 World Championship||2-6 March||Hannover, Germany||$50,000|
|1.||Arbalet Cup Asia||30-31 January||Almaty, Kazakhstan||$10,000|
|5.||IEM4 EU Championship||14-17 January||Cologne, Germany||$1,250|
* including a KVD gift card worth $14,100
Na´Vi also secured $2,500 by winning their five group stage matches in the European Championship for IEM5, as well as $750 to qualifuying to the finals. Three Na´Vi members also earned money outside of Na´Vi, such as representing the Ukrainian ENC squad and all-star teams during Arbalet Cup Asia.
Below is a breakdown of how much the individual members in Na´Vi won during 2010.
|Winnings with Na´Vi
|Arseny "esenin" Trynozhenko||$45,000||$0||$45,000|
|Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko||$45,000||$0||$45,000|
|Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev||$45,000||$989||$45,989|
|Sergey "starix" Ischuk||$45,000||$1,289||$46,289|
|Yegor "markeloff" Markelov||$45,000||$989||$45,989|
Aleksandr "ZeroGravity" Kohanovskiy has informed HLTV.org that the team still has unpaid prize money from IEM4 EU Finals, IEM4 World Championship, IEM5 GC Shanghai, WEM, WCG and GamGune as well as the recent victory at DreamHack Winter. HLTV.org also know that the Ukrainians will have to pay taxes of some of their winnings, as some event organizers are inforced to do so by the law which applies in the country the company is registred.
Regardless of unpaid prizes and having to pay taxes of their winnings, the Ukrainians have set a new record in terms of winnings as a Counter-Strike team. With Murat "Arbalet" Zhumashevich not hosting more tournaments, it seems doubtful that any team could break this record in 2011.