Note: I'm pretty sure they aren't earning as much as they should. For the amount of entertainment they are providing us, I'd like to see these guys get paid like pro athletes --- the people running & casting TL, NASL, etc., should also be getting paid a living. Is it happening yet? If not, I hope it happens soon.
Does anybody know what pro gamers make from:
1. Team sponsorship
3. Show matches/appearance fees
4. Live streaming
I'm particularly interested in #4. I'm really enjoying various SC2 live streams and I'm hoping every time I sit through a commercial, somebody is getting paid at least a little bit. Are they paid by the # of viewers? What's a 3k viewer commercial earn somebody?
I'm guessing #1 isn't made public and #2 varies a lot by player (being good at coaching and playing isn't even the same thing). Is anybody making money off endorsements? Maybe in Korea?
Looking forward to the day we see pro SC2 gamers rolling with bling and posses instead of living in dorms 8 to a room.