World-class esports teams competing for the loyalty of world-class players have before shown that they're willing to put quite a lot of money on the line. Especially with how much money is in League of Legends.
Still, there's some point where anybody would be surprised with the figures, and some recent reports for one player's salary are rather stunning. The craziest part? He's not even on Cloud9 anymore.
Podcast time! It's the offseason roster shuffle -- Thanksgiving edition.@rachelyounggu and @JacobNWolf discuss Team Liquid's recent moves and what the league will look like in 2018:https://t.co/P2E5deJcjb— ESPN Esports (@ESPN_Esports) November 21, 2017
This player is none other than
If Impact is being paid $1,000,000 as mentioned by ESPN that would make him the highest esports player in the West to this date.— Marcel Feldkamp (@MarcelFeldkamp) November 21, 2017
Offseason and franchising is nutty
Apparently Liquid is looking to set a world record for how much money an esports player is being paid. Everything about this LoL offseason and the NA LCS' franchising has been crazy.
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