More players from all over the world are migrating to the crypto currencies.
A high-profile player joins SBI Holdings‘ gaming division and signs a contract to receive his salary in the important XRP crypt currency.
Kengo „Ken“ Suzuki, a professional player of the cross-action fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or SSBU, has signed a contract with SBI e-Sports, the gaming division of Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings. Ken is also considered the best Sonic player in the world.
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According to an official announcement released by SBI on October 15th, Ken will now be part of the newly established SSBU division of SBI e-Sports. The player will receive his annual salary in XRP instead of Japanese yen „according to the player’s wishes and sponsorship“ with SBI VC Trade, the crypto-focused venture capital arm of SBI.
In an October 15th tweet, Ken confirmed that he now belongs to the SSBU division of SBI e-Sports.
Japanese eSports company to pay players at XRP
SBI e-Sports is a new professional e-Sports subsidiary of SBI launched in June 2020. In late September, the company officially announced that SBI e-Sports will pay its players at XRP as part of a sponsorship agreement with SBI VC Trade.
On October 9th, SBI also announced that the company will execute a value token offer based on SBI e-Sports‘ shares.