Esports has actually become a high-income sport for young individuals with passion and understanding for online video games.

In the first half of 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous sporting events needed to be postponed, resulting in a fall in athletes’ wages.

Nevertheless, due to the specificity of using electronic gadgets, eSports still keeps superior competitions, so the players’ profits have actually not been affected. The livestream activities have actually brought ‘big’ earnings to these players thanks to the growing variety of views throughout the pandemic.

With modifications in the transfer market, incomes and incomes of eSports players have seen an unforeseen spike. Here are the names with the highest earnings in the very first six months of 2020.

Le Quang Duy – SofM (VND33 billion – $1.4 million).

Moving from LNG Esports to Suning Video gaming can be viewed as the best decision of Le Quang ‘SofM’ Duy. This 22-year-old gamer not just made greater income but likewise won the right to play in the playoffs of LPL Summer 2020.

According to a previous LPL staff member, SofM’s income at Suning is only a little less than LPL’s leading player Hong Hao ‘Karsa’ Hien. Hence, SofM got no less than 20 million yuan, or about VND5.5 billion/month.

This is an extremely considerable boost compared to VND2 billion/month paid by LNG in the past, according to Phan Tan ‘Baroibeo’ Trung. It is estimated that, for income alone, Duy earned about VND33 billion in the very first 6 months of 2020. In addition to wage, Duy’s other income is stated to be substantial, thanks to the variety of individuals seeing the livestream in the Chinese market.

Nguyen Duc Binh – Chim Se Di Nang (VND3 billion – $130,000).

Chim Se Di Nang has preserved a steady efficiency considering that playing AOE at the age of 13.

If only players competing in Vietnam were counted, Chim Se Di Nang would definitely be the most popular name. He is considered the most popular character in the sky of Facebook Gaming with the number of fans up to tens of thousands, and even numerous thousands of people each livestream.

To keep Chim Se Di Nang, a source said that Facebook Video gaming needed to offer an agreement worth as much as $25,000 per month, equivalent to almost VND580 million VND. In addition, it is said that Chim Se Di Nang got a huge donation from the AOE community.

Chim Se Di Nang also has lots of marketing contracts with various brands, plus prize money from competitions. It is estimated in the first half of 2020, Chim Se Di Nang earned at least VND3 billion ($ 130,000).

Pham Minh Loc – Absolutely nos (VND300 million – $13,000).

Absolutely nos was born into a family where all three siblings are professional eSports players.

Zeros is the brightest star in the sky of Vietnam’s League of Legends neighborhood. The gamer with the nickname Ma Vuong earns payments comparable to his popularity.

At the time that GAM Esports recruited Nos, the wage for this superstar was VND50 million/month, plus VND20 million/month if GAM won the VCS tournament, according to former head coach of GAM Duong Nguyen Duy ‘Tinikun’ Thanh. After the Spring 2020 tournament, things were not great when GAM lost the championship to Group Flash.

As an outcome, the training staff and Nos had to go. Currently, Zeros is playing for the EVOS Esports team for a concealed income.

However, it is likely that Zeros does not receive an income less than the previous group, so the income of about VND300 million in the first 6 months of 2020 is still a big number for players of League of Legends in Vietnam.

Tran Duc Chien – ADC (VND200 million – $8,700).

ADC is gradually ending up being the brightest face of Team Flash.

After the 2019 World League Champion, the name ADC in addition to Team Flash began to acquire more attention. At the exact same time, the 21-year-old gamer and his teammates were, obviously, present in the top gamers with high earnings from eSports in the past year.

In 2020, although it was the winner of the domestic tournament (for the 4th time in a row), Group Flash was dissatisfied when it was stopped early at the APL 2020 worldwide competition. Therefore, the benefit for ADC and his colleagues was less than anticipated.

Excluding the undisclosed wage and other income, ADC earned about VND200 million in bonus in the very first half of 2020.