This Professional COUNTER STRIKE Player Was Just Bought-Out For A Jaw-Dropping Sum

This Professional COUNTER STRIKE Player Was Just Bought-Out For A Jaw-Dropping Sum

A new report says Nikolas "Niko" Kovac, one of the world's best Counter Strike players just had his contract with Mousesports bought-out for a record sum by team FaZe Clan. Find out the amount after the jump.

According to Dot Esports  [via Mashable], Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional eSports player Nikolas "Niko" Kovac has transferred from Mousesports to FaZE Clan.  And in order for that transition to happen, FaZE Clan paid Mousesports $500,000 USD to get Kovac out of his contract.  

This would break the previous record (the $160k team Titan paid G2 eSports to acquired Adil "Scream" Benrlitom  in 2015) by a fairly sizable amount.  Check out Niko's CS skills on display in the video below (where he single-handedly powers Mousesports to a last-second victory) and decide for yourself if the amount was warranted.




Also, here's a breakdown of the top prize pools in annual Counter Strike tournaments, which will further help put the $500k figure into perspective.

1. » World Electronic Sports Games 2016 (CS:GO) : Prize pool sum of  $1,500,000.00
2. » ELEAGUE Season 1: Prize pool sum of   $1,410,000.00
3. » ELEAGUE Season 2: Prize pool sum of   $1,100,000.00
4. » ELEAGUE Major 2017: Prize pool sum of   $1,000,000.00
5. » ESL One: Cologne 2016: Prize pool sum of   $1,000,000.00
6. » MLG Major Championship: Columbus: Prize pool sum of   $1,000,000.00
7. » Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals: Prize pool sum of   $765,000.00
8. » Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals: Prize pool sum of   $660,000.00
9. » ESL Pro League Season 4: Finals: Prize pool sum of   $580,000.00
10. » ESL Pro League S3 Finals: Prize pool sum of   $513,130.00


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