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Wanted: Professional Gamers. $50k Minimum Salary, Plus Bonuses, Health & Retirement Benefits…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 28, 2017

The Far Side cartoon from the 1980s was intended as a joke. It started coming true only a decade later, as professional “E-Sports” and competitive network gaming started taking hold. While “professional gamer” isn’t necessarily a growing career field (neither is “game developer” these days, it seems…), it has definitely taken an interesting turn right now, as the professional Overwatch League is offering salaries of $50,000 a year for players, with an $3.5 million in bonuses, including a minimum of $1 million to the winning team.

Details here, if you are curious. Or if you think you have the chops to join the league!

GameInformer: Overwatch League players to receive minimum $50k annual salary


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