Do You Want to be a Pro Overwatch Player? Here's How Much You Could Make

Full salary and benefits for League players.

Are you interested in a career in esports? Consider the Overwatch League which just laid out its player compensation requirements in a new blog posts. This includes a minimum $50k salary, full health benefits, and percentage of tournament winnings.

The Overwatch League recently signed on seven new teams to participate in the first season of the Overwatch League, and now comes the arduous task of building up the team rosters. While we won't know who will be playing for which city team just yet, we have a good idea of how much they'll be making with the new guidelines outlined by Blizzard. A minimum $50,000 a year salary, health benefits, retirement savings plan, and housing and training facilities during the season (matching separate standards laid out by Blizzard).

The teams are also expected to distribute "at least" 50 percent of performance bonuses (event winnings) directly to players. "The total bonuses available for Overwatch League teams in Season 1 will amount to USD $3.5 million," announced Blizzard, "with a minimum USD $1 million awarded to the Season 1 champion."

So if you're interested in playing Overwatch professionally you better start practicing as you are officially considered a potential free agent. Overwatch League teams will signing players during the official player signing window for Season 1, which lasts from August 1 to October 30. Additionally, teams will not be restricted by region, so as long as the team can provide the requisite minimum salary and bonuses, players can be recruited from all around the world to join a specific team.

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