'Flash' Young-ho: SC2 Pros Can't Earn More Than $60k
According to former StarCraft 2 pro, Lee ‘Flash’ Young-ho, various South Korean
“Now that I’m done with StarCraft, I can talk about it. The most regrettable thing, Zest was really awesome, right? It doesn’t matter how good you are, in StarCraft 2 [the administrators] set the pay cap to $70 million won, they’re not going to give you more than that,” Flash said.
“When I retired, I was so sad when I heard this. Even though he’s doing really well, it’s a sad reality that he’s only making $70 million won. The reality is that [the administrators] had to invest mostly in League of Legends. When this became a reality I really missed when [StarCraft was big].”
“They set it to $70 million. The most a person gets is $75 million, maybe. That’s what the salary is, no matter how well you do.”
“I will say it straight out, even when I retired from StarCraft 2, I made over $100 million. I was the only one... to earn that much. I think even if I still played [my salary] wouldn’t have gone down because KT Rolster really liked me.”
“Another thing I was sad about was when someone compared the salaries in League of Legends and StarCraft. When nobody’s getting $100 million in StarCraft while LoL is getting a lot, it’s really sad.”
“I’m sad and I’m really sorry because I think, did I retire too early? That kind of thought comes in my mind. I feel sorry for my underclassmen, my fellow StarCraft players that came after me. I really wish that all of them end up doing well.”
You can watch the video below but unless you speak Korean, you won’t get much out of it, unfortunately.
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