KSV has recently partnered up with Mirae Asset Venture Investment for their financial management services. This is just another step they’ve taken to ensure that their players get the optimal amenities, giving them amenities on par with professional sportsmen.
The move is the first of such kind and sets a precedent for future esports teams to follow. In a way, it helps show that esports is slowly becoming a solid career path with a stable and secure future, especially as KSV has shown this with their players.
Their motives were to provide their players with the best quality of life services. This is done to retain the players they have while attracting the best talent in the region as well. The services being provided to the players include the healthy lifestyle sector such as nutrition services and physical training. The package ensures that they get ‘competitive’ salaries. Seeing that KSV are the former Worlds Champions, this should mean quite a lot.
Other services being provided to the players include English tutoring and media training. The last bit of the package includes financial management for the players by Mirae Asset.
Financial Securty = More Talent
Mirae Asset will ensure that the players have a solid financial plan as they move on ahead with their careers. Security investment, which is part of the package, is essential for making players feel secure about their future. Services like these raise the bar of expectancy for what esports have to offer. Expect other teams to follow suit in the near future and offer their players similar packages.
While good salaries and quality of life services are handed out to all top tier teams, financial management services are a first – and something direly needed in the esports industry. This is especially true since not all players seem to have a future in esports once their playing career is over. Currently, there are virtually no professional esports players over the age of 30, but this could change if this trend created by KSV catches wind.
KSV are offering these services to players of every one of their teams, including League of Legends, Overwatch, PUBG and Heroes of the Storm. With such investments, it’s easy to assume that KSV will have great returns. Their players are sure to bring tons of championship wins this year. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. There’s an even more tangible benefit this move brings. That’s the advancement and solidification of esports as a viable career path in modern day society.
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