Time to move out of mom's basement!

CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONMember EpicPosts: 5,660
Looks like the Overwatch League is actually taking steps towards making e-Sports legitimate. We know about the whole price to buy a team. Now, though, they've set standards for player salaries. $50k per year minimum salary, plus bonus, plus healthcare. Wow! Shit just got real! 

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  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAMember RarePosts: 5,613
    The question will always be is it entertaining enough for the audience?
  • HorusraHorusra maryland, MDMember RarePosts: 3,601
    with the prices in the real world I wish I could move into my mom's basement

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  • MikaelJordanMikaelJordan Member CommonPosts: 20
    I think if you ever joined playing Overwatch as a professional player, you will live in the team house most of the time for training - So Mom's basement will be an option for holiday :D

    Official announcement from Blizzard: https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20937016

    And yes, as long as this game series, league entertains the audiences - It will be maintained.

    Question: How could I contact and apply to play for a professional team?


  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILMember UncommonPosts: 1,539
    So-called "e-sports" just is not entertaining to me. Why would I rather watch people playing games when I can be playing games myself. I really don't care to make anyone wealthy by taking away my leisure time or my time from playing games myself.

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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 20,571
    It is not really the amount people earn that makes a sport entertaining or not. I think the people making the devs need to make them more entertaining to watch for it to grow faster.

    Yes, it helps if the pros actually can afford to live on it but a sport have only so much potential as it is fun to watch.

    Games in general tend to instead focus on how fun they are to play.
  • RofusEURofusEU Member UncommonPosts: 14
    Heh, there are so many players that becoming a pro requires some serious work so I wouldn't set becoming one as my life goal :sweat_smile:
  • HeyYouVideoGameHeyYouVideoGame Member CommonPosts: 22
    why would they put caps on player salaries? Also - why 50,000? Seems very relative.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,530
    Gruug said:
    So-called "e-sports" just is not entertaining to me. Why would I rather watch people playing games when I can be playing games myself. I really don't care to make anyone wealthy by taking away my leisure time or my time from playing games myself.

    Curious, are you interested in actual sports and if so do you ever watch them or just play them?



  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 8,749
    Sovrath said:
    Gruug said:
    So-called "e-sports" just is not entertaining to me. Why would I rather watch people playing games when I can be playing games myself. I really don't care to make anyone wealthy by taking away my leisure time or my time from playing games myself.

    Curious, are you interested in actual sports and if so do you ever watch them or just play them?
    Not particularly interested in watching sports myself, even though i do enjoy some of them, like tennis and volleyball, but watching is far less fun than doing in my own experience, i think for esports its much the same, i enjoy playing cs:go, but don't have the patience to watch others play it. :/
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Edmonds, WAMember RarePosts: 3,141
    I love watching Esports personally. It's entertaining to watch the best of the best compete, watching it gives me a take away to better my gameplay, it's also nice to root for someone and watch them go along in a tourny. It's good they are giving them a living wage, it makes everything better for teams who may not be the greatest, so they can still get better and be able to earn enough while playing even if they aren't winning the majors.

    I can see why some people don't like to watch it, but it feels the same as normal sports for me. You can go join a team for basketball and play it all day every day if you want, but a lot of people would rather just watch it and root for their teams. 
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