How Ame’s Buyout Fee Compares to eSports’ Biggest Deals

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    Ame from Dota 2 is estimated to have transferred from LGD to Xtreme Gaming for around $500,000.

    Similar to traditional sports, Dota 2 eSports may use transfer fees and buyout agreements, but only for highly skilled players. However, Wang “Ame” Chunyu stands out as a notable exception in his current Dota 2 scene, as he is one of the few Chinese professional players whose skill and talent merit a contract buyout.

    The topic of the American contract buyout came up after Team OG discussed the possibility of acquiring Matthew “Ali” Walker for $1 million. During the live stream, Dota 2 veterans Yang “Chalice” Shenyi and Lu “Somnus” Yao stirred up more controversy.

    They estimate that Extreme Gaming may have paid LGD Gaming a transfer fee of approximately $500,000 to secure the acquisition of Ame. Despite taking a year off, Ame is still a benchwarmer in LGD Gaming's gullible lineup.

    This conversation reveals Ame's value as a famous professional athlete, and more importantly, the current state of China's competitive scene.

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    Notable buyouts in Dota 2 were also discussed, highlighting that Ame wasn't the only prodigy whose skills resulted in high buyout amounts.

    For example, the owner of Team Aurora revealed that he offered Nuennara '23' Teera Mahanon a $1 million buyout when he was approached by the central organization at Betboom Dacha Dubai 2024.

    Ame’s return to the Dota 2 competitive scene with Xtreme Gaming is perhaps the most anticipated of 2024, alongside former teammate Zhao “XinQ” Zixing, after a year away as a dormant member of LGD Gaming. It will be a great debut. However, their participation in BetBoom Dacha Dubai 2024 was disappointing, with a mediocre performance in the group stage. Although they lost to Team Falcoms and runner-up Team Liquid, ultimately dropping from seventh to eighth place, Ame's return to competitive play is a testament to his timeless skills and high expectations for his performance. It is.

    Dota player salary

    according to report, the maximum salary for an esports player is $35,000 per month. Only superstars, and very few in the world, can earn such amounts. A top level player can earn between $10,000 and $15,000. Beginners receive from $ 2,000 to $ 5,000 per month, while small organizations pay less – from $ 500 he pays $ 1,000. However, there are no salary or transfer restrictions in the main field of esports.

    Additionally, V1lat revealed in 2020 that Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan spent $100,000 on Virtus.Pro.

    $75,000 is a fair price for a quality player in the global Dota 2 transfer market. Superstars are the only players who rarely receive payments of up to $15,000. Prices have increased in CS:GO. Players who rank in the top 30 can win up to $500,000.

    It's also worth noting that Evil Geniuses paid $75,000 to acquire Russian genius Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev a few years ago.


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