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Old 05-18-20, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
I hope you’re wrong. I watched a couple of E Races and it so unbelievably boring.
By "eSports", I don't mean virtual bike races. I mean the more popular games.

For those who still think it's a joke or a fringe sport...it's not. It's huge:

https://www.espn.com/esports/

This annual tournament pays A LOT: Dota 2 - The International

Total prize purse: $34,330,068
  • FIRST PLACE: $15,620,181
  • SECOND PLACE: $4,462,909
  • THIRD PLACE: $3,089,706
  • FOURTH PLACE: $2,059,804
  • etc...
  • 13th-16th: $514,951
  • 17th and 18th: $85,825
And a team is usually 5 players plus a coach. That's real money.

And that's just one tournament for one game. This doesn't take into account feeder tournaments, sponsors, etc... for the other games that pay.

It's a tough living (high stress, to say the least), but a few individuals are making several million a year...literally.
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