On his Twitch stream, Shahzeb “ShahZaM” Khan, a Valorant player and Sentinels‘ in-game leader, revealed the average salary of Valorant players. This information was shared by ShahZaM at a watch party for the VCT NA Stage 1 Challengers Open Qualifier 1. There are Valorant teams and pro players whose earnings far outnumber his, despite him not disclosing his salary with Sentinels.
In the North American region, Valorant pros typically earn between $5,000 and $20,000 per year, which is a wide range. The best players, however, are likely to make even more money.
In an undisclosed “seven-figure-deal,” Tyson “TenZ” Ngo was transferred from Cloud9 to Sentinels in June 2021. If Sentinels paid him around $1 million for the transfer, his contract should be worth more than US$20,000 per month, despite TenZ never disclosing how much he earns as a Valorant Pro.
Companies are willing to pay high salaries because they take anywhere from 5% to 20% of a team’s prize money earnings from tournaments, according to the former Twitch superstar streamer.
When Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella and Jay “sinatraa” Won’s Valorant salaries were accidentally leaked in April 2021, Kyedae “Kyedae” Shymko made the same statement. They both earned US$25,000 per month, according to Kyedae, probably as a result of their success in CS:GO and Overwatch.
Since the Riot Games launched the sport in 2020, Valorant’s competitive scene has grown exponentially. The tactical first person shooter is truly a lucrative career option for gamers who have the skills to compete at the highest level, thanks to Riot’s experience in growing a successful event circuit for League of Legends.