Best Rocket League Players 2024

Best Rocket League Players

Since its beginning back in 2015, Rocket League has become more and more popular in the esports scene, featuring the best Rocket League players. Naturally, as prize pools have grown, so have the opportunities for players to cement themselves in the history of Rocket League esports.

Today we’ll be taking a look at the top 10 best Rocket League Players in the world based on earnings. Read on as we dive right in!

10 Best Rocket League Players

Who is the best Rocket League player? Why should we use esports earnings as a way to discern the top 10 in esports games? Overall, the logic follows that prestigious events have larger prize pools, where performing well at these events consistently is the key means to gather esports earnings.

Considering this, the top players typically have the highest earnings. To create this objective list, we’ve referenced statistics available on the RLCS Liquipedia page. Take a look at the top Rocket League players below:

RankPlayer TagEarnings
1M0nkey M00n $700,715
2JKnaps$567,722
3GarrettG$545,735
4Alpha54$540,132
5Chicago$537,976
6Kaydop$534,597
7Seikoo$509,854
8jstn.$497,701
9SquishyMuffinz$496,310
10Extra$466,084

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10. Extra (Team BDS)

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Image Credits: BDS Team

Speaking of the dominance of Team BDS across multiple recent Rocket League tournaments, a supportive component of this team is Alex “Extra” Paoli. 

Without needing much elaboration, his claims to fame are now cemented thanks to the recent World Championship placing after multiple years as a consistent and top Rocket League player.

Can Team BDS continue to cement themselves in this list and keep climbing?

  • Earnings: $466,084
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS 2021-22 World Championship, RLCS 2021-22 Fall Split Major, RLCS Season X Fall EU Major

9. SquishyMuffinz (The Muffin Men)

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Image Credits: NRG

Recognized as one of the hallmark NRG veterans, a disappointing season as a team and individually has seen “SquishyMuffinz” part ways with NRG – entering free agency and joining The Muffin Men.

Regardless of whatever new home he finds, it’s undeniable that his legacy with NRG Esports has left a massive impact on the scene and is his claim to fame as one of the best Rocket League players. 

  • Earnings: $496,310
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS Season X NA Championship, RLCS Season 6 Finals, RLCS Season X Spring NA Major

8. Jstn (Shopify Rebellion)

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Image Credits: Liquipedia

Highlighted as one of the most exciting young talents since breaking out in 2018, Justin “jstn” Morales is now a fully-fledged veteran.

However, as we’ve hinted at earlier in this tier list, NRG has been struggling recently. Yet, they’ll be placing faith in Justin to turn the season around next year.

Remember, he’s been destroying the North American Rocket League since 2018 with an incredible number of victories in such a short time. Many considered him the best RL player for a time. 

Bearing this in mind, he’s a great prospect for Rocket League betting in the coming years. 

  • Earnings: $497,701
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS Season X NA Championship, RLCS Season 8 Finals, RLCS Season 6 NA

7. Seikoo (Gentle Mates Alpine)

10 Best Rocket League Players
Image Credits: Psyonix

Competing since 2020, Enzo “Seikoo” Grondein is a renowned Rocket League veteran best known for his time spent on Team BDS to win the World Championship. Furthermore, during the 2023 season, he had the opportunity to compete at Gamers8 and rack up quite a prize pool.

Following a bittersweet second-place finish at the RLCS 2022-23 World Championship, the veteran has parted ways with Team BDS and now finds himself on Gentle Mates Alpine.

We’re curious to see whether or not he can maintain his stock in the coming Rocket League Championship Series season.

  • Earnings: $509,854
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS Season 21/22 World Championship, 2nd @ RLCS 22/23 World Championship

6. Kaydop (Solary)

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Image Credits: Team Vitality

While it’s a simple game, working as a team is the core principle of Rocket League. That’s where Alexandre “Kaydop” Courant shows why he’s one of the best players in the world. 

Since 2015, the veteran has represented over 14 different esports organizations. Throughout the years, he’s been recognized as one of the top European talents to ever exist, as he continues to play while representing Solary.

His main claims to fame include his 3 World Championship wins, as early as Season 4, and placing second multiple times. We’re curious to see if he can continue making noise on Solary in the future.

  • Earnings: $534,597
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS Season X European Championship, RLCS Season 7 Finals, RLCS Season 5 Finals, RLCS Season 4 Finals

5. Chicago (G2 Esports)

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Image Credits: G2 Esports

As we hinted at earlier, there’s more G2 Esports talent on this list, continuing with “Chicago”.

Coming in at sixth place, Reed “Chicago” Wilen is a representative for G2 Esports, competing under the organization ever since 2019.

Although not a World Championship winner, the veteran has placed second twice and makes up for this with a string of North American regional championship wins and Major wins too.

Overall, the rivalry between NRG and G2 Esports simply knows no bounds – even on the list of the best Rocket League players!

  • Earnings: $537,976
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split Major, RLCS Season 9 North America, Rocket League Spring Series NA

4. Alpha54 (Team Vitality)

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Image Credits: Team Vitality

Joining this hall of fame, Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois formed part of the dominant Team Vitality team which were crowned winners of the 2023 RLCS World Championship. 

In addition, “Alpha54” helped the team secure the RLCS 2022-23 Spring Split Major earlier in the season.

Overall, this looks like it’s only the beginning for this Team Vitality veteran who has been loyal to the roster since 2020 and is finally being recognized as one of the best Rocket League players. 

  • Earnings: $540,132
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS 2023 World Championship, RLCS 2022-23 Spring Split Major, RLCS Season X – European Championship

3. GarrettG (NRG Esports)

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Image Credits: Liquipedia

No list of the best Rocket League players in the world would be complete without mentioning Garrett “GarrettG” Gordon as a staple of competitive Rocket League.

Competing since 2015, he has been a part of several incredible rosters, with his main winnings gathered from his time at NRG since 2017. As of then, the veteran has earned a World Championship victory, while also helping NRG remain one of the best North American organizations.

Although 2022-23 was not his year in terms of wins and earnings, he still sits in the top 3.

  • Earnings: $545.735
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS Season 8 Finals, RLCS Season X Spring + Winter NA Majors

2. JKnaps (OG)

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Image Credits: G2 Esports

Hovering at the top of the North American scene without managing to have much of an impact on the international scene, G2 Esports haven’t had the best season overall. Regardless, their leader remains planted on this top 10 list as he did last season.

Namely, Jacob “JKnaps” Knapman has been the face of G2 Esports, one of the best Rocket League teams ever, ever since 2017. While he may not be a World Champion, his consistency over the years and regional wins have let him earn a spot on this list.

Without a doubt, the community is curious to see how he performs on OG.

  • Earnings: $567,722
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split Major, ELEAGUE Cup 2017: Rocket League, RLCS Season 9 NA

1. M0nkey M00n (Team BDS)

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Image Credits: BDS Team

Following a stellar season at the highest level of competition, Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez has shot up to the number one spot of the best Rocket League players, with the most professional earnings in total.

Specifically, the 2022 season has only given more claim to the fact that the Team BDS roster formed in 2020 is one of the best Rocket League teams of all time. In the 2022 season, M0nkey M00n led his teammates, who are further down on this list, to a second-place finish at both the RLCS Spring Split Major and the RLCS World Championship.

Naturally, his most significant achievement was winning the RLCS 2021-22 World Championship, apart from claiming several European Championships. Without a doubt, one of the best Rocket League players of all time.

  • Earnings: $700,715
  • Best Achievements: 1st @ RLCS 2021-22 World Championship, RLCS 2021-22 Fall Split Major, RLCS Season X Fall EU Major

Conclusions

As we’ll reiterate, prize pool is not the best way to determine who the best is, but it’s one of the more objective means of doing so. Notably though, as prize pools continue to grow in the scene, who knows whether Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez can defend his spot at the top.

While we’re sure everyone has their own subjective opinion as to which players are the best Rocket League players, it’s clear that the level of competition has jumped upwards in the past few years making it difficult to pick out one player in particular.

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