FaZe Swagg Has Insured His Hands For Millions Of Dollars After Warzone Success
One of Call of Duty: Warzone's most successful players have revealed that his hands are insured for a whopping million-pound figure in order to set him up for any possible career-ending mishaps.
The great Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was the first to start the trend of insuring limbs, having put a €100,000,000 bounty on his own legs, in a bid to prevent any injuries that would cut short his lucrative career. The Adonis-esque footballing figure insured his legs upon signing for Real Madrid in 2009.
The likes of David Beckham, Lionel Messi, and Gareth Bale later followed suit. Now, the limb insurance method has filtered over to esports too. Originally, Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok had his right hand insured for a colossal ₩1 billion Korean won (Approximately $833,600 at the time of insuring) back in July 2020. Now, Warzone mogul and FaZe Clan superstar Kris "Swagg" Lamberson has continued the trend.
Swagg Insures His Hands For Millions of Dollars
FaZe Clan's Swagg is the 14th highest earning Warzone competitor of all time, having notched up $168,000 worth of winnings since the battle royale was released in 2020, although his main focus lies with streaming content with his "Nuke Squad".
Having soared to success in Warzone after a storied career as a content creator in Call of Duty's multiplayer side of things, Swagg has now taken out an insurance policy worth up to $7,000,000 on his hands.
Speaking in a podcast alongside Bradley Martyn, the host claimed "that's sick", referencing the similarity with boxing athletes.
How Do Esports Players Get Hand Injuries?
Accompanying Swagg on the podcast was fellow Nuke Squad member Dante "FaZe Santana" Santana, who suggested smashing Swagg's hand up and sharing the pot. However, Swagg quickly pushed that proposition aside, saying, "Nah, they take that s**t seriously". He added, "You can get like 20 years for fraud."
Instead, the insurance is set to cover any medical emergencies and chronic difficulties. So far, Swagg said he's never had problems with his hands, given the way his controller has been modified with paddles and other comfortable grips.
However, injuries are coming more common in esports, with the strenuous workload. OpTic Texas' Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal is currently battling a hand injury, much akin to one that ended the career of Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto. iLLeY has recently had to have MRI scans and shots to numb pain in order to compete and will be changing his claw-style of holding a controller.
In order to prevent an early exit from games, though, Swagg's $7 million cushion is more than comfortable.