Many pro players have investments outside with what they earn in addition to playing
They re crypto bros outside the servers
Go full antivax on twitter. Oh wait that was just ChrisJ my bad
A player like Alex definitely made enough money to live for a while without a gig if he is managing his money well. Goes for pretty much every player that played in tier 1 for a year.
The tier 2-3 players need a job tho
Like where is niko?
They join random pro team full of kicked/benched players and hope to make money in tier 3-4 tournaments usually through match fixing
they go to macDonalds and fry burgers
or consult unemployment check
Depends on the type of player, teams they played for and how long for, a player who plays for 4 years on lets say a decent team top 15 ish probably makes 20k / month and would make total a little less than a million, probably a bit more if they get sticker money / tournament and such. This is much of an assumption but fairly accurate imo, 4 years played total should be a minimum for most, bar exceptions. And after they can always just go into streaming without a problem, or just go on eyeballers like JW / flusha or something like that and earn a bit of money while having fun
streaming + loads have crypto or skin hustles
First of all they have investments, personal sponsors and team sponsors. They also have sticker money still going into their pocket as well as org, incase of benched pro they retain 50-60% their paycheck. They get money from Twitch subs if they stream and from donations. They own numerous stocks (that was case with prime Astralis)
Fix a few games before your contract runs out. You’ll never have to work again
Pull a Tarik or shroud where you farm ez money off valorant 12 yo’s
t1 players can make easy career with streaming, maybe not thousands of viewers if they not particularly funny, but enough to make a living
coaches idk. If didn't make enough bank or good investments then they can try analyst/commentator/behind the scenes things, otherwise they get real job
In Finland they live off of Kela at least (social welfare). Except sergej who apparently became a truck driver.
CSGO players have something that no other esport really has, and that is streaming for a lot of cash, any T3/T2/T1 player can easily make 6 figures with gambling sponsors on twitch, d0cc, loba, day0s, cooper, all of them make more money than many T1 pros out of their gambling sponsors
A I wondered about this too. Like with normal jobs here in Sweden we pay about 15 euros every month to something called a-kassa. Which makes it so that when you go unemployed they will pay you up to 80% of your salary when you are without a job. Don’t know if this applies to esports jobs.
Dennis, the pistol god from fnatic and nip etc said in his stream that he already now have a ”normal” job.
Some go to normal jobs, some live out of the money they made, some live from investments.
There is a guy from CSGO scene(i am not saying he's a player) who doesn't have to do anything till he dies, yet still works every single day. Its not Fallen but he might be even richer at this point.
They all go to a farm in the north west of Finland owned by Allu and live a simple life
Well, I mean, what would you do if you got fired from your job?
You'd probably get a different job and keep working.
When player gets removed from team, there is almost always some contract left, giving the player comfortable opportunity to find new team until contract runs out. If one still aims to be a pro, one will probably continue training like normal while looking for opportunities. And when contract runs out, player can usually survive some time without new contract depending on situation. There are also many teams in lower tiers that actually do pay decent enough salaries to live, even when one cannot become rich with playing in lower tiers. For some people streaming is also nice option, but its not for everyone.
And if one gives up on becoming pro, well, its pretty much same as any sport people who have put all time and energy towards specific sport. Giving up on your way of life and finding something else to do can be quite the journey for many ex-players.