A renowned gamer is now working in collaboration with SBI Holdings’ gaming arm, signing a contract to receive his salary in leading cryptocurrency Ripple [XRP].
Kengo “Ken” Suzuki, a leading player of crossover action fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or SSBU, has signed a contract with SBI e-Sports, the gaming arm of Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings. Ken is additionally considered to be the world’s best Sonic player.
As per an official announcement posted by SBI earlier on 15th Oct, Ken will now be a part of SBI e-Sports’ newly established SSBU division. The player will receive his annual salary in Ripple [XRP] rather than Japanese yen “based on wishes of the player and therefore the sponsorship” with SBI VC Trade, SBI’s cryptocurrency-focused venture capital arm.
Within an official tweet on 15th Oct., Ken confirmed that he now belongs to the SSBU division of SBI e-Sports.
SBI e-Sports is a new professional esports subsidiary of SBI revealed in June this year. Also earlier in September, the firm officially revealed that SBI e-Sports will pay its players in XRP as a part of a sponsorship collaboration with the SBI VC Trade.
Earlier on 9th Oct., SBI also revealed that the firm will be operating on a security token offering supported on SBI e-Sports’ shares.