SHADOW Reveals the Income of Professional BGMI Esports Players
In a recent livestream, professional Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) player for GodLike Esports Arjun “SHADOW” Mandhalkar revealed the minimum income of professional Indian BGMI esports players. The pro player stated that the salaries of all professional players depend on their experience and skill set. Following this, he claimed that Jonathan “JONATHAN” Amaral, another professional BGMI player for GodLike Esports, has the highest salary.
With the development of the esports ecosystem in India, professional esports players have been getting better opportunities. The organizations are also willing to pay a deserving salary to the players, given the improvement in the performance of Indian esports athletes in the past few years.
SHADOW claims that JONATHAN has the highest salary
In SHADOW’s recent livestream, one of his viewers asked him how much salary an esports organization pays to its professional BGMI esports players. Responding to it, SHADOW said, “I would say professional players should get a minimum INR 50,000.” Following this, a viewer asked him how much salary he gets. SHADOW replied, “My salary is average. It is not really much.”
JONATHAN has been an influential figure and one of the finest BGMI/ PUBG Mobile players since the beginning of the esports scene. He has won numerous tournaments and represented India at the international level. When a viewer asked SHADOW if JONATHAN had the highest salary, he agreed and claimed that he had the highest salary.
In a livestream earlier this year, professional BGMI player and popular YouTuber Scout revealed the ballpark figures of the maximum and minimum income of well-established esports players. “Any popular esports player in BGMI, including me, JONATHAN, MAVI, and more, have a maximum income of INR 3,00,000 to INR 4,00,000 monthly. No organization gives more income than,” he said. Following this, he stated, “The minimum income might be around INR 1,00,000 to INR 1,50,000.”
Gaming has taken India by storm in the last few years. With the advent of budget smartphones and affordable internet data prices, mobile gaming has experienced tremendous growth and has changed the trajectory of the Indian gaming industry. The industry has seen some ups and downs due to the ban and suspension of popular games like PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, BGMI, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, and more, but the esports ecosystems of these games have developed a lot in the past few years.