The computer games market is progressing at a rapid pace, thereby stimulating programme developers to launch new products every now and then. In 2009, one of the most successful and profitable projects was presented and attracted millions of gamers from all over the world right away. League of Legends ,or LoL, in other words, may not have a completely unique concept (experts find lots of similar features with the well-loved Dota) yet it was able to gain popularity among even experienced cyber-sportsmen, owing to 1 key element – simplicity. The developers did their utmost in order to exclude all the extra bits distracting gamers from the main tasks.
Plenty of players decided to turn pro and attempt to make money on the game, yet only a few succeeded. For the last decade, South Koreans have been considered as the best ones in eSports, therefore, their names often appear on the lists of League of Legends highest earners.
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Starting with the Moba Chaos, the kid gradually developed his skills and shortly after the League of Legends was created, he turned pro and became one of the most wanted players. His current income is estimated at $1,175,068.35.
- Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan ($913,084.70) is another important member of SKT. Having taken part in a few successful championships, the boy quickly made a name for himself and gained worldwide attention.
- Bae “Bang” Jun-sik ($910,451.46) known for his partnering with “Wolf”. As a member of NaJin Shield, Jun-Sik made a huge commitment to his team’s wins. In the last few years, odds were apparently in his favour, which the young star’s plentiful international prizes and titles make clear.
- Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong, with a total income of $810,683. Known in cybersports world as the 3-time world champion, he has adopted a decision lately to switch teams, consequently, now he plays for Vici Gaming.
- Kang “Blank” Sun-gu ($559,518,75) has also proven numerous times that his place on the team is well-deserved. By participating in the largest championships and tournaments he helped SKT a great deal to win.
- Lee Ho-Seong, also called “Duke” earns, by rough calculations, around $505,824,09. Former player of SKT, a few years ago this talented boy joined Invictus Gaming, thus, no longer, plays for the famous SKT.
- Heo “PawN” Won-seok earns at least $435,240.64. Unlike “Faker”, Heo has never been a top lane in the team, yet still managed to beat him once. Since 2016, the young Korean has played for KT Rolster.