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!
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.
On any given Football Sunday, fans across the country dive into the back of their closets and pull out their favorite team/player’s jersey, slap it on, and head out to the sports bar to cheer their town’s gladiators on to victory.
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Parents always have high hopes for their children. Will they be tennis superstars? Golf phenoms?
Are the Olympics in your future? Weekends spent in gyms watching basketball games late into the night?
Are you going to be a baseball caravan parent, driving your kids all over the country so they can play competitively and maybe get in the Little League World Series?
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Web Watch knows quite a few professional sports players, and in the off-season, we regularly see them continuing to practice honing their skills.
They don’t sit around and eat Butterfingers all day – they really do live, breathe the sports that they love getting paid to play.
The Click Moment:
Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World Continue reading YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SMART TO BE GOOD. PRACTICE DOESN’T ALWAYS MAKE PERFECT.
And yes, you ARE that annoying to the rest of us.
New sports come and go.
Remember that Trampoline-Basketball hybrid that was filmed at Universal Studios a while back? It never really caught on.
The most popular sports, you see, are ones that people can watch the pros play on TV (golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, football) and then later get together with their friends and play themselves.
Lacrosse hasn’t really caught on with the mainstream, but its getting there.
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Summer may be just around the corner, but it’s never too early to talk about NFL FOOTBALL.
True football fans live and breathe their favorite players and teams 24/7. And, as we all know, some teams are better than others when it comes to who’s winning the popularity game.
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Continue reading ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? WE BET YOU’RE WEARING ONE OF THESE JERSEYS
Like most of us, Web Watch remembers the joys and the horrors of grade school gym class.
Remember that annual tradition of learning square dancing during the cold winter months? Nobody liked doing that, but it was something for the gym teachers to foist upon their charges and hope for the best.
Anything was better than running laps, typically. Square dancing wasn’t it.
Duck Duck Goose
Continue reading WHAT DO DODGEBALL AND MUSICAL CHAIRS HAVE IN COMMON?
High school athletics are nothing to sneeze at.
For some, it’s a required part of the curriculum, intended to encourage healthy living and the strong development of young bodies still growing.
For others, it’s a way out of a podunk town and into a major university or professional career.
But if you participate in a solid high school sports program, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up hurt…. or even dead.
Lacrosse Street Sign
Continue reading IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE HIGH SCHOOL, DON’T PLAY LACROSSE, SOCCER, OR WATER POLO
It’s been oft-said that the DALLAS COWBOYS are “AMERICA’S TEAM”, at least when it comes to football.
The Atlanta Braves claimed the same title for themselves for their ubiquitousness of games seen nationally on SUPERSTATION TBS back in the day.
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Continue reading THE DALLAS COWBOYS ARE “AMERICA’S TEAM”. BUT WHO’S NUMBER TWO ON THE LIST?
How well did you do on your SAT as you were applying for college?
For some, their SAT scores were pitiful – often discussed in subsequent college or job interviews by someone who “just doesn’t test well”.
Yes, the SAT can be a numbing experience, and there can be a lot of pressure on folks to do well as a lot of future plans rely on the SAT for advancing beyond mediocrity.
Continue reading COMPARE YOUR SAT SCORE TO A CELEBRITY’S SAT SCORE
Over the years, there has been more and more calls to the NFL and the Washington Redskins organization about the offensive name “Redskins” for the Washington team mascot.
Even President Barack Obama has voiced his opinion on the subject.
In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century
Continue reading SHOULD THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS CHANGE THEIR TEAM NAME?
Have you ever wondered where your favorite football team’s fanbase really was located?
Especially as we’re now in the middle of the Playoffs, sports-minded folks are singularly focused on one of the eight remaining NFL Playoff teams this season:
- Carolina Panthers
- San Francisco 49ers
- San Diego Chargers
- Denver Broncos
- New Orleans Saints
- Seattle Seahawks
- Indianapolis Colts
- New England Patriots
Run To The Playoffs (The Theme to Thursday Night Football)
Continue reading WHERE DO THE NFL FANS LIVE?
With the Super Bowl around the corner, there are the usual suspects playing in this year’s playoffs: the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos… and the Carolina Panthers?
Seemingly forgotten as a viable team this year, the Panthers started off the season at 1-3 before going on a winning tear through their opponents – finishing the season at the top of their division, the number 2 seed in the conference, and with a first round bye.
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(listed at $600!)
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