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.