Brazil can be considered a talent factory for several esports titles. Every year the eSports Brasil Award recognises the best gamers in various categories, and most of the players in the list below have already received this prestigious award. As we break down the best esports players in Brazil, we take into account the total prize money won, according to Esports Earnings. However, we’re also looking at total victories and the overall skill of each player.
Top 10 Esports Players from Brazil
|# Rank||Player ID||Name||Game||Current Team|
|1||FalleN||Gabriel Toledo||CS:GO||Team Liquid|
|2||coldzera||Marcelo David||CS:GO||Complexity Gaming|
|3||Psycho||Gustavo Rigal||Rainbow Six Siege||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|4||julio||Júlio Giacomelli||Rainbow Six Siege||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|5||PVDDR||Paulo Damo da Rosa||Magic: The Gathering||Tempo Storm|
|6||GuiFera||Guilherme Fonseca||eFootball / PES||SPFC Esports|
|7||hFn||William Medeiros||Dota 2||NoPing e-sports|
|8||Kelazhur||Diego Schwimer||Starcraft 2||Team Liquid|
|9||vianna1||Carlos Vianna||CrossFire||Black Dragons e-Sports|
1. Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
This 30-year-old player is a phenomenon in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, often considered one of the best esports players in Brazil. His upwards trajectory started with Counter-Strike 1.6, and FalleN quickly became an inspiration for any Brazilian player on the game. He has picked up around US$1.1 million in prizes, claiming the top spot in two Majors, the ESL One: Cologne 2016 and the MLG Major Columbus 2016. In total, FalleN has won more than 30 titles throughout his career, and in 2016 he was elected the second-best player in the world.
2. Marcelo “coldzera” David
The second player on our list also comes from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive vertical. Present in most of the championships that FalleN has played in, the 26-year-old Brazilian is currently on the Complexity Gaming team. With $1.03 million in prizes, he stands out above the crowd and was voted in 2016 and 2017 the best CS:GO player in the world. In addition to the two Majors alongside FalleN, he has competed in other events such as ECS Season 3, EPICENTER 2017, ESL Pro League Season 3 and others. After the glory time representing Luminosity Gaming and SK, Coldzera participated in the reconstruction of MIBR, and after a troubled period, he was hired by FaZe Clan where he played for more than a year.
3. Gustavo “Psycho” Rigal
This 22-year-old gamer is a Rainbow Six Siege player for the Ninjas in Pyjamas team. His journey began in 2017, when he won the Brasileirão Rainbow Six, as well as picking up a 3rd-4th in the Pro League Season 1. But Gustavo’s golden age truly began in 2020, when he won runner-up in the Six Invitational 2020. Although, just one year later, Psycho would win the Six Invitational 2021 against another Brazilian team. While Psycho has been on the NiP team since 2018, he has had spells with other organisations, such as Black Dragons and V3 Masters. In total, Psycho has collected around $349,000 in prizes, marking him as one of Brazil’s MVPs. He can easily be considered one of the best esports players in Brazil in the R6S category.
4. Júlio “julio” Giacomelli
Also representing the Ninjas in Pyjamas team, Júlio “julio” Giacomelli is another Brazilian who stands out in the Rainbow Six Siege scene. In addition to winning the Six Invitational in 2021, this player has dominated on other stages such as the Elite Six Stage 2 Cup and the Pro League Season 10 in Latin America. The 27-year-old has already had stints with INTZ, Keyd Stars, BRK e-Sports and Black Dragons teams. And, with just over $347,000 in prize money, julio player is also regarded as one of the best esports players in Brazil.
5. Paulo “PVDDR” Damo da Rosa
The fifth name to appear in this list of top Brazilian esports players comes from the game Magic. This 34-year-old Brazilian has a lot of experience with the title and is currently regarded as one of the best Magic players in the world. In 2011, he was the youngest player to reach 300 Pro Points in his career, storming more than thirteen places on the TOP 8 Pro Tour. In 2020 he won the 2019 season World Championship, marking him as the winningest Magic player in the world. To date, PVDDR has collected around US$ 337,800 in winnings.
6. Guilherme “GuiFera” Fonseca
Continuing the list, we move to another esports platform heavily represented by one of the best esports players in Brazil. GuiFera is a competitive staple in Pro Evolution Soccer, now known as eFootball PES. This player, in addition to being the most awarded in the sport in Brazil, is considered the number one player in the world. The most successful time for him was throughout 2017, when he won the PES 2017 World Finals, the biggest championship that the esport offers. In 2019, along with Wanderley “alemao_pesbr” Gomes and Ralph “Ralphmonteiroo” Monteiro, they won the PES 3 vs 3 World Championship. Ultimately, GuiFera has collected about $237,250 in prizes.
7. William “hFn” Medeiros
William ‘hFn’ Medeiros is a world-class Dota 2 player, having played under several teams, the most recent of which was NoPing e-Sports. This 24-year-old player leads the ranking of Brazilian gamers competing in Dota 2. In 2018, hFn secured second place in the World Electronic Sports Games, one of his biggest achievements to date. In the same year, hFn also secured third place at the ESL One Birmingham event. While it wasn’t a victory, it was a fantastic display of skill for hFn. In all, hFn has secured more than $195,000 in prize money from 46 career championships, marking him as one of the top Brazilian esports players.
8. Diego “Kelazhur” Schwimer
Kelazhur is a Starcraft 2 player and has built his career steadily for many years. Since 2015 he has been racking up countless awards and wins, bringing his total prize pool to over $168,000. After seven years in the competitive scene, Kelazhur stands out as one of the best esports players in Brazil. In 2016 he won the WCA American Qualifier and picked up third place in the World Cyber Arena. Then, in the same year, he won the Copa América de Starcraft 2. His overall experience level is enormous and there are more than 160 championships studded throughout his career. Finally, while Kelazhur has played for some of the best esports teams in Brazil, he currently fights for Team Liquid.
9. Carlos “vianna1” Vianna
CrossFire is no longer as competitive as it was years ago, but Carlos “vianna1” Vianna is still a great player and can be placed on the top Brazilian esports players list. Throughout his career, vianna1 has picked up around $144,579, most of which has come from competing in CrossFire. Arguably his biggest highlight is in the CrossFire Stars title of 2018 in China, where he represented the Black Dragons e-Sports team. The following year, in 2019, the team won second place, losing the final to another Brazilian team, VINCIT Gaming.
10. Leonardo “leleo” Arcanjo
A Brazilian Fortnite phenomenon, Leonardo “leleo” Arcanjo is only 19 years old and already one of the best Fortnite players in the world. He earned more than $120,000 between 2019 and 2020 competing in Fortnite, the highlight of which was the Fornite Champion Series Season X, wherein his trio took the title. He participated in the Fortnite World Cup Finals 2019, and despite not having a good standing, he ultimately earned about $50,000. If you’re interested in esports betting in Brazil, leleo is a sure target to watch.