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.
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.
6 years, 6 months ago
20 Feb 2012 12:42 CET