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Submitted by ekimprox 130d ago | news

Pro-gamer takes home $100K after winning StarCraft II World Championship

If you were to go back in time and tell anyone in the 80s that in the year 2014 people will be competing in video game competitions for $100,000, they'd probably say you're crazy. And, as crazy as it sounds, that was exactly what happened today at the StarCraft II Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Poland. (Culture, PC, Starcraft II)

DanielGearSolid  +   130d ago
How much will he spend on strippers?
timothyckeegan  +   130d ago
Wow that a lot of cash to spend on cars and girls.
combatcash  +   130d ago
He'll get taxed for half so it's not that much really.
BakPAin  +   129d ago
Whatever he ends up getting is still Great!
mixelon  +   130d ago
I suspect he's spending it more sensibly.
Irishguy95  +   130d ago
Yeah he could buy a decent looking wife with that
combatcash  +   130d ago
Maybe a decent looking temporary girlfriend lol
Lolrus  +   130d ago
He will probably just spend it on upgrading his PC or refurbish his room with gadgets to improve his game performance or gaming microtransactions. Also restock his supply of soda, chips and dip
Ducky  +   130d ago
Wow. He could buy a million dollars with that!
OiNioB  +   130d ago
Stereotypes everywhere :/ on a news for gaming website, irony through the roof!
Slade23  +   129d ago
^ this
jazmac  +   129d ago
It's a lot worse than you think. Not only does he have to give a massive chunk to his sponsors but I do believe he'll need to split it between his teammates (as in people in the same sponsor) as well.
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ShoryuSwordsman  +   129d ago
It says take home. Meaning the sponsorship probably already had its royalties taken out. Also starcraft is a songle player game, nothing to split with teammates. Idk how ppl are just hearing about things like this, league of legends has multi million dollar prize pots at their tournaments
jazmac  +   129d ago
I thought me specifying team mates as in people on the same sponsor would've been clear...I'm aware starcraft 2 is a single player game in competitive however the top players are generally part of teams which go in to maximize their chances of winning and they split the prize pool.

ye multi million prize pots that get split among tons of people and sponsors, nobody is going away with anywhere near that amount of money, not surprisingly competitive gaming isn't a particularly profitable career path and only the very top get some sort of reasonable amount of money.

Come to think of it a lot of players with sponsors get paid a salary by their sponsor and the sponsor gets to take all or almost all their winnings.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   129d ago
only 100k for the World Championship?
would expect alot more IMO.....
Dota 2 had a price pool of 2.874.380 USD last year.
where first place got 1.437.190USD and 2nd place got 632.364USD.
yes its a team of 5. but i think 1.4mill split 5 ways and a small % to the team supporting sponsors its still more than 100k for each person.

http://wiki.teamliquid.net/...

the glory of crowd funding and such.
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