Overwatch League Players Will Earn $50,000 per year Minimum

Blizzard have revealed more details about how teams and players in their new OWL will be assembled and paid. “All 30 million+ Overwatch players (that are of majority age and otherwise eligible to play) are considered potential free agents with respect to the Overwatch League.” Said Blizzard in a statement early Thursday morning. 

Teams will have from 1st August – 30th October to sign players, but this will be changed after the first year to suit an established league. Players will be signed on a minimum 1 year contract, with an option to resign for a second year. 

Players will be paid a minimum of $50,000 per year. They will also be provided with health insurance, a retirement savings plan and each players will receive 50% of their ‘team performance bonus’ such as prize money.

Teams must have a minimum of 6 players on their team, with a maximum of 12. Housing and practice facilities must be provided to players during the season, “which will meet professional standards set by the Overwatch League.”

Better get practicing, pick up your copy of Overwatch for PS4 or Xbox One from Amazon today!

While you’re here, take a look at Sega & Atari’s recently announced Retro Consoles.

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