The esport orga Evil Geniuses is threatening its VALORANT pros with a pay cut. Yet they were recently crowned world champions.
This is a surprising “reward” for a world champion. The esport orga Evil Geniuses has apparently told its VALORANT roster that they may look for other employers – or take a pay cut.
This is reported by VALORANT insider Max Katz on X/Twitter. According to this, the Esport players would have to reckon with considerable losses if they were to stay. How high these will be, however, is unclear.
Sources: EG has let their starting roster explore their options. If they do stay with the org they would be subjected to a significant pay cut.VCT
– Max Katz (@purest) September 11, 2023
From world champion to job seeker
The news is quite unexpected, as the team around Corbin “C0M” Lee had only won the VALORANT Champions 2023 in August and thus crowned themselves world champions.
However, the pros attracted attention with cryptic tweets in the last few days. While C0M wrote that nothing made sense anymore, his teammate Ethan “Ethan” Arnold posted that he missed the old days when winning was everything.
I miss old esports
Where if you were good, you were on a good team
Where there was something to grind for, and if you did it successfully, you got to reap the benefits
Where winning was everything
– EG Ethan (@ethanarnold) September 11, 2023
What happens next for the team is still unclear. EG has not yet officially commented on the reports.
Star streamer Ludwig, however, summed up the situation on X/Twitter:
if being the best team in the fucking world doesn’t guarantee you job security what hope is there for esports https://t.co/n7GraZ8DI4
– ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) September 11, 2023
“If you can’t have job security as the best team in the damn world, what hope is there for esports?“