G2 Esports owner Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez wants to turn his organisation into a billion dollar enterprise. The way the esports industry is going, coupled with his astute grasp of business, that doesn’t seem impossible. However, as the ocelote net worth shows, he still has a long way to go before he achieves his goal.
Despite retiring from competitive play, the Spanish League of Legends star is likely still one of the highest-earners in esports.
Since founding G2 Esports, formerly known as Gamers2, in 2014, he has turned his vision into one of the most competitive organisations in the scene. G2 Esports competes in a number of titles, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Hearthstone and Rocket League.
Likewise, the team is also one of the best teams in Riot Games’ EU LCS League of Legends competition. G2 placed second in the recent Spring Split, losing out to Fnatic in the playoff final.
So how much has ocelote earned from his venture?
According to Esports Earnings, G2 Esports has earned close to $3m in tournament winnings, including $1.4m from CS:GO and $1m from League of Legends.
As the team’s owner, a considerable portion of G2’s winnings likely go to ocelote.
The exact amount that G2 Esports is worth is unknown. Likewise, it is impossible to say how much ocelote himself has earned off the back of the organisation’s success.
He did sell G2’s successful CS:GO team to FaZe Clan in 2016 in a $700,000 deal. That instantly made it the most expensive squad in the game’s history. Ocelote had acquired the team a year earlier for what he described as a “low six figure fee”, so we can assume he made at least a few hundred thousand dollars in profit.
G2 Esports certainly provides ocelote with a hefty wage. If he was to sell the organisation, he can expect a seven figure sum in return. However, much of his current wealth likely came from his time as a League of Legends professional.
Ocelote’s League of Legends earnings
Prior to founding Gamers2, ocelote captained SK Gaming. He played for the team between December 2010 and December 2013, and helped them to find their feet following the formation of the EU LCS.
According to the player, he was earning approximately $950,000 a year in that period, from a combination of tournament winnings, team salary, sponsorships, streaming and merchandise sales.
Ocelote told Spanish news publication ABC:
“I live very well. Luckily I can help out my family, with the house, the cars and everything.
“Merchandising income is half a million euros a year easy. That’s like 70% of the total, because I have to add my salary, what I win in the tournaments, the streaming of my games and what I receive from personal sponsors.
“In total I earn between €600,000 and €700,000 per year.”
So what is the Ocelote net worth?
If his statement is true, the ocelote net worth would have increased by approximately $2.9m in that period. Likewise, if merchandise made up 70% of his earnings, we can assume that he continued to make the same amount after leaving SK Gaming.
This means that ocelote would have made at least $5.2m as a professional esports player.
The exactly net worth of the G2 Esports founder is unknown. It’s possible to give an exact value without knowing how big of a cut he takes from G2’s victories, or how much he still makes from other ventures. However, this provides enough of an idea of his current wealth.
While just that, Final Kill estimates ocelote’s net worth at somewhere between $5m to $10m.