"Overwatch" Esports players appear to be earning serious money. Gone are the days when people would call video gamers lazy. Indeed, the old stigma about Video Games is now being drastically changed with the introduction of Esports. With many gamers getting more interested in the competitive aspect of the popular first person shooter game, most are wondering how much these players will earn when they become professionals.

How much are the pros making?

The introduction of Esports has significantly changed the landscape of the gaming world. In the past, there have been reports that players had made significant earnings in the Esports.

However, in the latest report, it appears that pro players are going to earn more if they make it as part of the team of the game’s League.

As stipulated in the game's League Player Agreement, a professional gamer will earn a minimum salary of $50,000 a year. Interestingly, it is not all there is as the benefits of becoming a pro in the game has lots to offer. Pro players, upon signing their one-year contract, are entitled to health insurance. In addition, they get a retirement saving plan. That is on top of the cash that players can take home when they perform well in the tournament. Moreover, as part of the agreement, teams are required to give at least 50 percent of all winnings to the players.

It is worth noting that in the first year of the game's competitive Esports, playoff wins and various League victories raked off a total of $3.5 million of bonuses to be allocated to players. In the first season, the champion team will get a minimum of $1 million. While this is already a huge amount, it appears that this is just a small chip off from the League's total earning.

This year, the organization is estimating earnings of $720 million.

Perks and other benefits

To those interested to be a part of the league of the pros, the lucrative pay is not as easy as many think. The League only gets those who are the very best among the best. Players will have to work hard to be able to develop their play with the highest and best standards to be a part of the pro team.

There will be a total of seven professional teams for the League.

Each of this team must have 6 to 12 players. In addition, there is no region locking for home country or birth place. Furthermore, players picked as a pro will be provided with substantial practice facilities and even housing during the season.

Meanwhile, "Overwatch" recently released Doomfist as the latest hero. Fans are also anticipating the official announcement from Blizzard on the Summer Games 2017. It is worth noting that in the past, there was a leak that revealed that the crash log of patch 1.13 has a title Doomfist/Summer Games. With Doomfist now playable on all platforms, it is only a matter of time that the game’s summer event will be launched if the crash log is to be believed.