ProGuides Announces $1.5M Paid To Coaches In First Nine Months

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2 min readSep 15, 2020
Source: ProGuides

ProGuides is an organization that provides esports coaching and training to its users. They are active in a number of famous esports titles like CS:GO, VALORANT, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch. Their roster of coaches also boast many well-known players like DoubleLift, Thijs, Imaqtpie, Toyz, Disguised Toast, Alex Ich, Jenkins, Gosu and many more.

With the scene of esports evolving further every passing day, now players from many different fronts are seeking additional work on their skills and abilities for many different reasons. ProGuides is filling this gap with their services, and apparently they are doing quite a job out there. According to the data provided by their representatives, this professional on-demand coaching platform paid $1.5M to their most dedicated coaches.

In this list, 10 best performing coaches earned an average of $6K per month. Most popular game in demand for coaching classes from users is League of Legends by Riot Games. The organization currently has around 1000 coaches and 25000 students. Among the students who seek training and coaching, there are different groups with different purposes of training. Easiest one to guess is the young players aspiring to be esports professionals, ramping up their games to highest levels possible. Another remarkable group is consisting of parents who are seeking training so they can “keep up with their kids”. There are also children who are seeking support to train for school-grade tournaments and tryouts in their local area.

This alone tells us quite much about the evolution of esports industry. In just 20 years, the scene started at a point where the aspirants of progaming were being tagged as “insane” by others and came to a point where the very same “others” started seeking paid training and coaching. We are sure to see lots of surprises in next decade of esports especially with the technology and lifestyle goes through an intense evolution hand-in-hand.

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Can “otoyoldireği” Özel

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