A big announcement out of Korea this week where Warcraft III player Jae Ho 'Moon' Jang was awarded a contract totaling nearly $500,000 by WeMade FOX for joining the official Korean professional gaming team. This makes Jae Ho 'Moon' Jang the second highest paid player in the whole E-sports scene in Korea, only behind Starcraft master Yoon Yeol 'NaDa' Lee who signed with WeMade Fox in 2007 for over $500,000.
Here's the story from SK-Gaming:
After spending three years in Meet Your Makers, which let go of their
Warcraft III and Starcraft squads in January due to “strategy concern”,
Jae Ho 'Moon' Jang,
one of the most illustrious players - if not the most - penned a three-year
contract with WeMade FOX that worth 700,000,000 won, approximately 473,037 USD
based on exchange rate today.
Moon relished the chance to play for a home-ground team, and is keen to bring more trophies in the future. He said in the press conference earlier today, "I am honored to play for a Korea professional gaming team for Koreans. As setting good circumstance of playing, I will give everything to my fans and FOX team by winning lots of titles in 2009."
WeMade FOX manager, in the meantime, hinted at more players making their ways to the newly formed team, "We are concerned with it(training). There aren't many first class players in Korea, and the training condition is pretty poor so players usually train with foreign players. We will introduce more quality players in the near future so I am quite confident of our training scheme."
It not only made the 22-year-old the best paid player in Warcraft III scene, but also the second best paid player in the whole e-Sports scene in Korea, slightly behind Starcraft legend Yoon Yeol 'NaDa' Lee, who signed a contract with WeMade FOX that worth 750,000,000 won back in 2007.
The other familiar active Starcraft players don’t even come close to Moon, as “revolutionist” Bisu’s current contract worth 150,000,000 won, while the other top four players in KeSPA March Ranking, Young Ho 'Flash' Lee, Jae Dong 'Jaedong' Lee and Byung Goo 'Stork' Song earn significantly less.