Salaries have always been a rather tricky topic in the esports world. It’s rare to see transparent contract values, and player transfers usually feature undisclosed amounts. All of this makes it harder for fans to gauge the value of a trade, but those working within the industry can also find it tough to know exactly how to negotiate and land a deal that both parties are satisfied with.
Recently, former Chinese pro player and Top Esports’ substitute jungler Xiaopeng shared some insights on the current state of minimum wage in the Chinese region. During a co-stream, which was later shared on the streaming platform Bilibili, Xiaopeng mentioned that the current minimum monthly wage in the LDL (second Chinese division) is 6,000 ¥ (~873.62 $, based on the currency exchange rate on Mar. 25th). For the LPL, instead, the minimum salary is 20,000 ¥ (~2.912,06 $, currency exchange rate on Mar. 25th).