Overwatch is one of the biggest eSports games on the market, but a new generation of kids are going to get inspired with the news that US Overwatch pro Overwatch gamer Jay "sinatraa" Won has just landed a huge $150,000 per-year contract. The thing is, sinatraa is only 17 years old and needs his mom to sign off on the contract.
The huge $150K per year wage is $100K higher than the league minimum, with ESPN reporting that there are revenue-sharing options also available to Won. NRG eSports and Cloud9 entered a bidding war to win the hands and brain of Won, with NRG winning the bidding war and with sinatraa's mother signing on his behalf, the deal become a reality.
Won secured himself not just the $150,000 per-year for playing a game he obviously loves, but he will have health insurance and a retirement savings plan, as well as at least 50% of all bonuses from tournaments and events. If we include the bonus pool of $3.5 million in the first season, and at least $1 million for the year's champions, Won could be in for a huge ride for a teenager.
Last updated: Sep 5, 2017 at 06:11 am CDT
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