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Why esports’ biggest star turned down a $10 million salary to become part-owner of his own team

Faker League of Legends

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has led T1 Entertainment & Sports to three “League of Legends” World Championship victories since 2013.
  • Now, a new contract has made Faker a part-owner of the esports team.
  • Prior to his new contract with T1, Faker said he turned down a $10 million salary offer from a Chinese team, and from a North American franchise that offered what he said was a blank check. The average “League of Legends” player in North America earns about $300,000 per year.
  • Faker’s new contract runs through 2022, but he’ll continue to be an esports icon long after his playing days are read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com