Today the top gaming companies want players to be able to build a career in gaming, Overwatch is no different. Overwatch League has provided more information about the league and specifically how much their players will get paid. Here is what they’ve announced.
- Teams will sign players to one-year guaranteed contracts with the option to extend the contract for an additional year.
- The minimum salary for players is USD $50,000 per year.
- Teams will provide players with health insurance and a retirement savings plan.
- Teams will distribute at least 50% of their team performance bonuses (i.e. money from winning playoffs and other League events) to their players directly.
Today gaming is big business and it’s completely viable to make a living playing games. As players get more seasoned, teams start winning more, it will be interesting to see how high player salaries will get. So get out there and start practicing so you too can make a living playing Overwatch!