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I'm in the wrong business.

I've been watching a lot of Japanese television lately.

One show got a bit of time to interview a South Korean E-sports star, ask him what he did, where he came from, so on and so forth. I used to live in S. Korea for about a year and was mildly intrigued when the subject of annual salary came up.

He calmly looked at the camera and stated that his annual salary back in 2008 was about 36 million yen.

To translate, that's a salary of roughly $445,000.

A year.

To play Starcraft all day.


The only thought I have is that we pay our football stars more for doing (intellectually) LESS. Football players 'work' about a quarter of the year. E-sports stars in Korea work year round.

Again, I say this.

God. Damn.
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Added: 7 years, 4 months ago
7 years, 4 months ago
Wait... they get PAID to play computer games?


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error: sector failure, neuron recovery in progress...
7 years, 4 months ago
36 million some one are now think about move to South Korean not me but some one watching is
7 years, 4 months ago
Eh, it's a lot, but the downside is that playing a game all day becomes a job...and that can suck some of the fun of games clean out.
7 years, 4 months ago

I thought the Starcraft guy's pay was obscene, but putting it in perspective with the athletes' was smart. Now that I think about it, is there any substantial difference between athletes, movie stars and strippers? In terms of what they actually contribute to society, I mean.
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