Loaded are making some serious dough from these tournaments. Almost $5000 from HoN. Wow. That's 1k per player.
Now this math is highly flawed because its just one person, you can't take into account time spent on smurfs, time spent waiting in between matches, time spent just talking to teammates and not playing. I would personally assume, that he has a rather low amount of games played for a professional, I would normally say the average player has about 2 or 3 games per day.
60, 30-60, 45 hours, doubled, 90 hours. 1000/90 = $11.10 p/h Now for a college student, or someone in high school, 11 bucks an hour is not bad for not having to drive anywhere or deal with angry people (sort've)
Yeah but they like playing the games, it sure beats the hell out of a boring part time job.
As I already said, I took the Honcast Invitational as a starting point for this list.
If someone wants me to include a tournament that happened before that, compile a list of ALL tournaments that ever happened, including the first 3 placed teams and the prize distribution with a proof (bracket, news post, whatever) and PM me with it. I'll be more than glad to include it into the OP.
If your job only paid you for the time you worked and not the time you sit around and do nothing (everyone does a bit of this at the least, myself, I troll the HoN forums) then I could calculate myself to making a 8 hours day pay into an hour.
Also all the qualifiers and what not all contribute
It's about the time spent playing the game to get better and stay at that level
Thread stickied, and I pimped out the formatting a little... :P
Looks good so far though, but I suggest adding tournament links (as kustodian already mentioned), and adding start/finish dates for quick reference on each tournament. It would also be interesting to list the total team entries, but I suppose that information would, or should, be covered in the official tournament link. You could also even add a chart for most earnings, but with teams changing rosters so often I don't know how well that would work out.
Edit: I suppose I could do this, since apparently you don't want to.
Last edited by Anghkor; 09-15-2010 at 07:46 PM.