The old SKT T1 shared the top of the players bonus rankings, the "biggest" is still Faker

As one of the biggest and most watched esports ever, League of Legends players get a significant chunk of the competitive rewards.

The old SKT T1 shared the top of the players bonus rankings, the "biggest" is still Faker

As one of the largest and most watched e-sports ever, professional League of Legends players, besides salary, also have a significant income from tournament bonuses. . This can be considered a significant amount, especially for teams that have been "customers" of championships, such as SKT T1.

Some regional tournaments, like the Korean LCK, have prize money of up to $100,000 for the champion. With MSI, the total prize value can be up to millions of USD. Only in the 2021 season, due to the impact of the epidemic, the value of the MSI prize was seriously reduced. As for Worlds, the total prize value for the highest level tournament in the LoL village is always in the millions of USD and the epidemic has not affected too much.

Among the players and teams that benefit the most from tournament bonuses, without guessing, perhaps the League of Legends community knows that it is difficult for anyone to beat SKT T1 and Faker. With 3 Worlds championships (2013, 2015 and 2016) along with 2 MSI titles (2016 and 2017), along with countless individual titles and 9 LCK championships, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is the “best bounty earner” from tournaments so far. In fact, out of thousands of professional League of Legends players, Faker was the first to earn more than $1 million in prize money and now he has reached the nearly $1.5 million mark. It is predicted that this number will continue to increase while Faker is still playing.

And of course, with Faker being so successful, the team that accompanied him through the most glorious years of his career - SKT T1 was no exception. The 4 positions behind Faker are all 4 former members of SKT T1 who together became the first and only team so far to defend the World Championship: Duke, Bang, Wolf, Bengi.

Of these, perhaps the case of "Duke" Duke is the most special. After winning Worlds with SK Telecom T1 in 2016, he left and joined Invictus Gaming. Here, despite having to often be friends with the bench due to the excellence of "Top God" TheShy, in return, Duke had his second crown at Worlds. That is also the reason why he earns a higher bounty than his old teammates like Bang, Wolf or Bengi.

In addition, regarding the Worlds tournament, the players can also profit from the business of skins honoring Worlds. And of course, as the team with the most Worlds titles, SKT T1 2016 is also at the top in terms of profit earned in this category.

As one of the sports that attracts a large number of followers around the world (especially Worlds), the value of the prizes for the winning teams is quite modest, if not far behind compared to other tournaments. other international competitions such as DOTA 2's The International or CS: GO's Majors. In the future, if League of Legends is invested more seriously, perhaps it will not be difficult to see a disturbance on this chart.