eSports is turning into a big business these days.
So how much money can a professional eSports video game player earn as a career? Let’s take a look at what the ATLANTA HAWKS ARE PAYING THEIR eSPORTS PLAYERS in the newly purchased NBA2K league team that they’re fielding:
Each 2K team consists of six players (one being a sub), with six-month salaries that range from $32,000-$35,000 salary. Players can also earn money from endorsements, meaning the top gamers likely earned six-figure incomes in their first year. The Hawks will also pay for housing, relocation, medical insurance and a retirement plan. Professionals in the Overwatch League, receive similar perks plus a $50,000 minimum base salary during the season.
So if parents are concerned about the viability of their children becoming professional video game players, they probably shouldn’t worry. Heathcare and retirement benefits? COUNT US IN!
Have you ever wanted to take your cat with you everywhere you go?
Now you can, with these PERSONALIZED CAT SNEAKERS.
Just send in a photo of your cat and any other details that you want printed on your shoe, and in just a few short weeks you’ll be the proud owner of a pair of kicks with your favorite tabby looking back at you.
Everyone is always looking to date someone that is smarter, richer, better looking than themselves in order to up their own self-esteem or impressions from others.
It’s called DATING OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE, and there’s a study that talks about how we all are aware of that hierarchy.
Here’s the details from that study:
- People tend to date folks who are “about 25% more desireable” than themselves
- Men can expect replies on messages sent out on dating apps about 20% of the time
- Women with post-graduate degrees are less desirable than women with undergrad degrees
But here’s the main takeaway that we all should pay attention to:
- A woman’s average desirability begins to drop from the time she’s 18 years old.
- A man’s average desirability peaks around 50 years old.
According to a CNN article, there’s an AUSTRALIAN NUDE GOLF group that rents out a golf course once a year to play.
They typically don’t have an issue playing golf naked (except for that one guy who chose to carry his clubs rather than use a cart. But we digress.
The biggest revelation in this story about naked golfers is buried deep in the story content: if you’re going to row across the ocean, you’ll want to pack light – “rowing naked” is the name of the game around those parts:
One all female crew discovered that the secret to ease the physical burden of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean was to do it naked.
Skipper of the Row for Freedom team Debbie Beadletold CNN Sport that sea water seeping inside your clothes increases the friction against your skin, causing sores but rowing naked gives you the ability to dry quicker, instead of having wet clothes.
Have you ever wondered how a Ouija board works?
Well, scientists have finally done the research and determined exactly where those ghostly spirits come from — and the answer is obvious: they’re coming from inside the house!
They used eye tracking devices to study how people using the Ouija board move their hands. When people have their eyes open, they’ve noticed that people tend to look ahead at what the next letter to be pointed to happens to be. Easy-peasy.
But when people are blindfolded and can’t indicate in advance where the point will go, it ends up being a collective “group think” mentality that ultimately moves the pointer around the board.
You’ll have to read the article for the more technical details, but let’s just say that they didn’t actually say there WEREN’T ghostly spirits guiding the pointer around…
You know the old joke – how can you tell if somebody is vegan? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.
According to a recent Gallup poll, only 5% of Americans are vegetarians, and just 3% of Americans say they’re vegan.
These percentages really haven’t changed that much since Gallup started conducting their Veganism and Vegetarianism survey in 1999.
Interesting that those who earn less than $30,000 a year are more likely to be vegetarians than those in higher tax brackets.
By now, everybody knows that the first music video played on MTV was VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR. Yeah, yeah – how ironic.
BUT… do you know what the SECOND video to play on MTV was?
It was Pat Benatar’s YOU BETTER RUN.
That was quickly followed by the rest of the FIRST 25 VIDEOS TO PLAY ON MTV: (here’s just a few, in no order…)
- Rod Stewart: She won’t dance with me
- The Who: you better you bet
- PH.D. : Little Suzi’s on the Up
- Cliff Richard: We don’t talk anymore
- The Pretenders: Brass in Pocket
- Styx: Rocking the Paradise
- Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight
- Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty: Stop draggin my heart around
- and… ROD STEWART, AGAIN????? — MTV played two Rod Stewart songs in the first 25 videos. Kinda gives you an idea of what life was like in the early eighties…