Not bad at all.
By Tim Colwill on January 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Figures released out of the ongoing Steam Dev Days conference have revealed that Valve paid over $10 million to the item creators whose wacky hats and cloaks have graced the halls of Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 in 2013.
Using a little bit of mathemagic, $10 million handed out to 661 different creators makes for an average of over $15,000 each — not bad money at all.
Also revealed in the presentation was the fact that over 90% of the items in Valve’s games are now community created, which just goes to show how seriously Valve is taking their hands-off approach. Interesting stuff.
Source: The Verge