Korean League of Legends pros get paid $2,000 per month, according to Lee “Rush” Yoon-Jae.
Rush talked on his stream about the payment of professional players in League Champions Korea while talking about his future endeavors.
“If you go to LCK, you get paid really small, like, around 2k per month,” he said.
It is important to note that other than salary, players in Korea do receive benefits such as housing as part of their employment package, and these standards are enforced by the Korean eSports Association.
Rush made his pro debut with LMQ for the 2015 North American League Championship Series as a jungler, which would change to Team Impulse, then moved to Cloud9’s roster for the 2016 season until he was let go due to Riot Games’ new policy regarding player visas.