Imagine winning the VCT Champions, VALORANT’s premier tournament and one of the competitions generating more relevance in esports over the past year, and weeks later, they ask you for a pay cut.
And not just anyone, but the 50% of your salary. Well, this has happened in North America with the world champion Evil Geniuses, who after making history by crowning his players and potter like the first woman to win a tournament like this in a team video game, Now they can say goodbye to their team.
Evil Geniuses’ Valorant players were reportedly asked to take a pay cut of approximately 50%, in return they would increase their cut for in-game cosmetic sales via @RLewisReports pic.twitter.com/EkGejcONq7
— Valorant News (@ValorINTEL) September 13, 2023
ValueINTEL reports on Twitter/X that the entire staff of Evil Geniuses will face a 50% salary cut and if they don’t accept it, the other option is look for another team to compete against in 2024.
The news has surprised many, as crowning you the champion of the planet is supposed to indicate that you are doing well, but nothing could be further from the truth, as the bubble appears to have burst.
According to Global gamingin August 2023 the average salary of a pro of VALORANT ranged from $5,000 to $20,000 per month, figures that can be much higher depending on the player.
Winning is coolsucks, it doesn’t matter anymore
— EG Ethan (@ethanarnold) September 11, 2023
At this time, it is unknown if Evil Geniuses players will continue to compete for this organization in 2024, although several of them have Posted his disagreement, which makes “winning no longer matter at all”.
Source: Esports AS
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