It has been reported that the alleged salary for Jay “sinatraa” Wong is goinmg to be in the region of $150,000 per year for his participating in the upcoming Overwatch League. This is over $100,000 more than what is the League minimum.
He used to be a member of the Selfless Gaming team but it is now rumoured that he has thrown in his lot with the NRG Esport’s Overwatch League roster as reported by ESPN, earning him a cool contract of $150,000 per year.
Each player in the League is already guaranteed to have a minimum salary of $50,000 per year. He is one of the brightest prospects when it comes to the North American scene of Overwatch and it is widely believe that Cloud9 were also vying for his services in the upcoming season. It is thought that a war of bids took place which led to the offer of NRG eventually being accepted by the player. As he is currently 17 years old and not of legal age, his mother had to also sign the contract for this new contract.
It was back in July that the player left Selfless after they got rid of their Overwatch team and dissolved the business as a whole. The co-owner of Selfless is now the head coach and manager of NRG and the Overwatch team,. This means that he knows what he will be getting with this player and can attest for the ability and attitude that he will be bringing to the table in order to justify the large salary.
There were many tams who would have loved to have this player as part of their team and he was chosen to represent the United States team in the World Cup event. This event will be taking place starting on the 3rd of November against South Korea, taking place in Anaheim, California.
NRG have not been active for a while as their roster failed to earn qualification for the season 1 Overwatch contenders. This led to the majority of the roster being dropped, with only two of them remaining on albeit as part of the inactive roster. Iddqd is the only player who has remained as part of the active roster and will be joined by Sinatraa on the team.
In other news it has been announced that Team expert have dissolved their Overwatch roster. The German team has cleaned shop and it is understood that they do not aim to get back into the esport for the foreseeable future as they focus on other esports and other ventures.
It is believed that the majority of this roster will still try to remain together as a team. They were unable to earn qualification for season 1of the Overwatch Contenders series and the also did not get out of the group stages of the European event. While they fell just short, it clearly was not enough to keep the organisation interested in pursuing Overwatch as a part of their offering. This will be an interesting space to watch.