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In an interview for Astralis.gg, Nicolai "device" Reedtz and Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth discuss the offers they received after leaving TSM, and their current salaries.
In the announcement of the creation of Astralis it was made clear that the new organization would endorse players explicitly discussing their salaries and overall financial situation.
Astralis has just released an interview with two of their players, Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth and Nicolai "device" Reedtz, to ask about the offers they have received during their time without an organization, as well as their salaries for 2016 and more.
"We received a lot of crazy offers in the off-season, and if I remember correctly the biggest offer was around $10,000 dollar salary with a very high signing bonus and the possibility of revenue share after being in the organization for a few years. Also obviously 100% prize- and sticker money." Reedtz said in the interview.
While it will apparently take some time to reach such an amount with their freshly created organization, the average salary over 2016 will be quite similar, about $9,000 per month, according to Xyp9x:
"All the players are paid $9,000 per month. This is a monthly average during the next 12 months. We actually start out a bit lower and end up a bit higher due to salary increases over the year."
The two players also answered questions about their reasoning behind creating a new organization, why transparency is important to them, and differences between their previous organizations and the current one.
They make $9k per month for just doing what they are supposed to do, not including the money from the stickers and autographes, and the tournaments' money :D
They got an offer for 10K$ for each, why would the say no to that, and then only get like 1.6K$ from their own org?
translate it to english. they talk about how much they get pr month.
But for you ill spill the beans,
My name is John, my surname starts with a C, now go figure out the rest yourself
Post edited 2016-01-20 18:54:11
So I doubt they would play CS every day for only 1.6 k
They would have to live with their parents...
so i earn about $0.33 a month ;-;
so 9k for errrrrrbody
Post edited 2016-01-20 04:25:10
Any bans due to leaving matches too early will not influence the due payment of 1$ and 1.0000000000001$ per month.
Also no events will be attended unless trip costs are payed in advance.
Do we have a deal? :P
Have a nice day
Have a nice day
Post edited 2016-01-19 16:47:56
Not earning more as an actual swede?
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Post edited 2016-01-19 19:12:51
if so, I won't argue with you.
Post edited 2016-01-20 16:38:45
Their target are the mass, the fanbase. They are millionaire investors, their target is the market like every other org. An org nowadays doesn't make their revenue from prizes lmfao
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Post edited 2016-01-20 17:26:31
But they won't make money from tournament prizes u dumbfuck, that's not their main goal and the prize money nowadays 100% goes to the players pocket.
Post edited 2016-01-20 17:28:23
edit:i think its funny that we edit posts every time
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Post edited 2016-01-19 19:54:45
best paid team in da world?
Post edited 2016-01-19 16:58:55
They train everyday to be among the best in the world, they have to be in good shape no matter what when it comes to a tournament.
+ constant travels make their job much harder. Travelling for LANs is not as much fun as many think.
So don't say that they are just playing the game.
Post edited 2016-01-19 19:46:09
I guess deserved, gz, the dream becoming true.
Post edited 2016-01-19 16:55:44
(Xyp best baiter ingame and rl lol)
On the other hand it's obvious that most teams don't give their players enough money (too many sharks in the esports industry, the mTw Manager was the best example)
This is not some scam person, he is well known and respected within the danish investment business.
There are sharks, but for most organizations it is all about having income > expenses.
You don't think it is enough? They will have an income that far exceeds 200.000 USD a year. That's A LOT more than I make working a full time job as a project manager with a lot more responsibility and running projects in the millions.
Post edited 2016-01-19 19:31:18
I WANT TO BE PRO PLAYER RIGHT NOW, G2 PICK ME IM BETTER THAN FOX FOR SURE
if u are talking about other cs version that wont be in 1 or 2 years even not in 3 o 4
Post edited 2016-01-19 17:15:11
If somehting in that way happens, I predict it to happen way way later, not 1 or 2 years from now, but atleast a couple of large years. Even if that happens, it will be mostly the same (improved) game.
Post edited 2016-01-19 17:24:01
Other than that, this is fucking huge!!
They set up an org and if they manage it right they can expand and make even more €€€.
Good on the Danes.
because the average salary for a pro player is 5000-6000$ a month, even for fnatic, they get bonuses and other money, but the salary is static
And I know a lot of people hoped that we would join an existing organization, but with this solution you don’t have to follow a CoD-team too :P
Post edited 2016-01-19 17:25:34
Actually not that big
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Taxes on income in Denmark is huge. With their base salary, they'll have to pay 56% taxes.
That leaves the salary at $3960, which is slightly above the average Danish income.
Sure, add sponsorships, prize and sticker money, they'll do fine.
Post edited 2016-01-19 18:02:38
They get 61.614 DKK (9.000$). That's allready 58% higher than the average wage.
Add to that their 470.000 $ in winnings, and maybe 100.000 $ in sticker money, bonuses and streaming money, and you are way way beyond the average income.
Lol xyp9x fire those shots haha
implying that $9k a month is the starting salary/low point and that the salary will increase over the year.
Post edited 2016-01-19 18:15:17
minimum wage in Portugal is 600€
pretty good, never tought they win so much.
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A cs go player cannot earn the same amount of money. The company does not have that amount of money to throw away. The company would have to pay 50 000 euro after tax... including tax, depending on country could vary... Am guessing it would be around 75 000 euro a month... So you have to cover that cost AND MAKE SOME MONEY!
I would really like to see the annexe of the contract where it specifies their pay.
Post edited 2016-01-20 04:58:53
PGL CS:GO Championship Series: Season 1
FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals
PGL CS:GO Championship Series Kick-off Season
Fragbite Masters Season 4
+ win/bonus money + stickers money lolol
better than top doctors
Altho' its a nice salary, people seem to forget the amount of time and sacrifies, that goes into being a topplayer.
The average dane works 37 hours a week, so if you need to comepare payment, please keep in mind that a CSGO player is more likely to use 100+ hours a week on this.
Further more, most of them (not talking about Astralis in particular), is set with a short termed job, that isnt making them anywhere near enough to last for ever.
Living the dream, sure! But at a great expense and sacrifies.
What the fuck do u expect for playin cs, anyway 1,9k dollars is good for them