Esports has become a high-income sport for young people with passion and knowledge for online games. In the first half of 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many sporting events had to be postponed, leading to a fall in athletes’ salaries. However, due to the specificity of playing on electronic devices, eSports still maintains top-notch tournaments, so the players’ earnings have not been affected. The livestream activities have brought ‘huge’ income to these players thanks to the growing number of views during the pandemic. With changes in the transfer market, salaries and earnings of eSports players have seen an unexpected spike. Here are the names with the highest income in the first six months of 2020. Le Quang Duy – SofM (VND33 billion – $1.4 million) Moving from LNG Esports to Suning Gaming can be seen as the right decision of Le Quang ‘SofM’ Duy. This 22-year-old player not only earned higher income but also won the right to play in the playoffs of LPL Summer 2020. According to a former LPL employee, SofM’s salary at Suning is only a little less than LPL’s top player Hong Hao ‘Karsa’ Hien. Thus, SofM received no less than 20 million yuan, or… Read full this story
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