Former NAVI Rifler Ceh9 Reveals Earning As CS:GO Player, Commentator, Streamer


Former NAVI Rifler Ceh9 Reveals Earnings as CS:GO Player, Commentator, Streamer

Ceh9 speaks about his earnings across different roles in CS:GO and esports.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Retired Ukrainian Counter-Strike player ceh9 reveals his earnings as a player, commentator, and Twitch streamer.
According to ceh9, he earned a maximum of $1,000 to $1,100 USD in salary when playing for NAVI.
Ceh9's first salary as a caster was $1,500 USD, while his earnings as a streamer via the Twitch affiliate program fetches him about $1,000 USD per month.

Retired Ukrainian Counter-Strike player Arseniy Serhiyovych "ceh9" Trynozhenko who currently works as a commentator with Maincast, recently revealed his earnings as a player, caster, and Twitch affiliate streamer. The revelation came via an interview with Erik Shokov - Russian CS:GO content creator.

The 32-year-old competed professionally for NAVI from February 2010 to December 2013 across both CS 1.6 and CS:GO. Ceh9 announced his retirement from the game in 2013. He then transitioned over to the role of a streamer for NAVI, till April 2017. This was followed by him pursuing a career as a commentator for RuHub and Maincast.

Talking about the various roles that he has experienced first hand, ceh9 also mentioned how much he used to earn from the different roles at different points in his career.

Ceh9 reveals his earnings as a player, caster, and Twitch streamer

Ceh9 in a recent interview covered a lot of personal and professional topics. He spoke about some of his earnings across various roles that he has tried out in esports.

The former Counter-Strike player shot to fame after joining NAVI in 2010 where his ability as a lurker was applauded by many. With the game transitioning to CS:GO, ceh9 made the change and continued to play for NAVI until the end of 2013, after which he decided to retire as a professional player.

According to ceh9, the maximum salary that he received while playing for NAVI was $1,000 to $1,100 USD. He further goes on to state that,

It was somehow easy for me to leave [NAVI]. Well, not exactly easy, but I felt that I could let go because of a job offer that came my way from a studio which is now known as RuHub, as a commentator for $1,500 USD. I did not consider any other offer, there was a place for me where I could continue to engage in esports, just from the position of a commentator (not a player).
Arseniy Serhiyovych "ceh9" Trynozhenko - Interview with Erik Shokov

Note: The above statement has been translated from Russian to English with some minor corrections for brevity and clarity.

Retired NAVI player Ceh9 interview with Erik Shokov

Before taking on the role of a commentator with RuHub for $1,500 USD, ceh9 had also started streaming on Twitch, which he continues to do till this day. He has garnered over 655,000 followers on his Twitch channel.

Ceh9 himself stated that he earns about $1,000 USD per month through the Twitch affiliate program. So taking into account the total time that he has been streaming on Twitch, having started around 2013, the Ukrainian has earned about $100,000 USD, and this amount does not consider any of the donations, sponsorships, or partnerships.

The interview discusses a lot of other things with ceh9 who is currently working as a caster for Maincast Studios. He is currently focused on his career with streaming being his side hustle. He aims to continue streaming to ensure his growth on the platform.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.