Shroud Estimates The Salaries of Top Valorant Players and Streamers
Twitch streamer, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek revealed on stream that professional Valorant players may be earning anything between $5,000 to $20,000 a month. While that sounds like a lot, Shroud explained that streaming continues to be more lucrative for content creators or pro players who have a large fanbase on platforms like Twitch or YouTube. He also talked about how much money organizations take from tournament winnings, before distributing it to their pro players. Here is more info on what Shroud had stated about professional Valorant players' earnings.
Shroud estimates how much Valorant pros make
Shroud was hosting a Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) North America (NA) Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs watch party when he talked about how much money professional players make while competing in Valorant. He revealed that during his time as a pro player, teams took anything between 5% to 20% of tournament winnings and the cut may have increased over the years considering players are potentially paid higher salaries now.
When it comes to player salaries of teams like 100 Thieves or Sentinels, Shroud said that the salaries are between the $5,000 USD and $20,000 USD range (per month). However, he specified that players like 100 Thieves’ Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan, and Tyson “TenZ” Ngo may be earning above $20,000 USD per month as they are worth more. Shroud said, “When you stream, you provide so much more value to the organization, so they’re worth more money.”
While the salaries can sound lucrative, Shroud was also concerned about players who may have signed bad contracts. He revealed, “Some people might not get a lawyer involved, or they might not know how much they’re worth. I took a sh*t deal. My fault, but I took it. You live and you learn.”
Despite competitive esports as a career sounding lucrative, Shroud feels that streamers make more money than most professional players. However, players like TenZ and Hiko do not restrict themselves to professional play. They also stream and have highly successful YouTube channels, which may put them on par with many content creators.
The numbers stated by Shroud are all estimates and may not be indicative of what Valorant players actually earn when competing under organizations.