Korea has one of the biggest, if not the biggest competitive gaming leagues in the world. Not only do gamers reach a celebrity status, games are regularly televised across the country.
One of the gamers, 22-year old Jae Ho ‘Moon’ Jang, just signed a $470,000 dollar contract to play WarCraft 3 for the WeMade FOX team. Another famous FOX team player Yoon Yeol ‘NaDa’ Lee, got a similar deal (of $490,000) in 2007 to play StarCraft.
There’s no news on how long the contract will run, but since it’s usual for players to “retire” at the age of 23-24, Moon’s contract likely runs 2 years.