Professional gaming is big in Korea. How big? Over four hundred thousand smackeroos big. Player Jae Ho 'Moon' Jang has signed a contract for US$473,037 to play WarCraft III.
Signing a contract to play for WeMade FOX team for 700 million Korean won, the 22-year-old is currently the highest paid player in the Korean e-Sports scene and the second highest paid player in its history. Back in 2007, StarCraft legend Yoon Yeol 'NaDa' Lee inked a deal to play for 750 million won.
"I am honored to play for a Korea professional gaming team for Koreans," Moon stated. "As setting good circumstance of playing, I will give everything to my fans and FOX team by winning lots of titles in 2009." And making lots and lots of money.
Wow. This is become professional sport. These guys might one day make more than Korean baseball players!