Popular Twitch streamer Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek has revealed in a recent stream the numbers that a professional Valorant player makes per month. While these are his rough estimates and not actual figures, Valorant fans are certainly intrigued.
During a recent Twitch stream, the 26-year-old revealed that an average Valorant player makes about $5,000 to $20,000 per month. However, Shroud also stated that the organizations might be taking a significant cut of the tournament winnings of the players.
The former CSGO pro mentioned that the organizations used to take a cut from anywhere between 5% to 20% during his time as a professional player. He suspects that this cut may have increased over the years due to the salaries being much higher now.
According to Shroud, streaming remains a more lucrative option for pros who have a decent fan base on video game streaming platforms like YouTube or Twitch.
He also mentioned that the average earning of Valorant pros like Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Shahzeeb “ShahZaM” Khan, or Tyson “TenZ” Ngo might be much higher since they are prominent streamers on Twitch. During his VCT North America Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs watch party, Shroud said, “When you stream, you provide so much more value to the organization, so they’re worth more money.”
The rising popularity of video game streaming over the past few years has enabled several professional esports athletes to live stream their gameplay on platforms like Twitch to their fans across the world. This rapid growth of streaming has also resulted in more and more players viewing it as a viable career option in the long run.