Dire Strait's "Money for Nothin'" came to mind when I read this article.
"That ain't workin', that's the way to do it. Ya play Overwatch in a professional league...."
(If you don't know the song, what have you been doing with your life? One of the greatest guitar riffs ever, man....)
Blizzard is hiring Overwatch players - yes, players - to participate in professional esports leagues. Those who make the cut will have to sign to a one-year contract, and receive a salary of $50,000. On top of that, they will receive health and retirement benefits.
I think this is just crazy what this world is coming to. Play video games - and not be a software developer - and receive a salary for it? Well, if there's an audience for it....