[Infographic] Pro Gaming Vs. Pro Sports - You've Got a Better Shot at the NFL
As it stands today, not only do you have a better chance (statistically speaking) of becoming a pro sports player than a pro gamer, but you also stand to make a lot more money.
What you should take away from this is that the percentage of players that are good enough to actually go pro is immensely small. Don't take this as a reason to give up on your dreams of playing pro though, if you are in that tiny percentage, you might make it.
What I would like to see in the next couple years is that average salary pushing six digits. As the viewership, sponsorship, investment, and advertising increases, so will these salaries. I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that eSports salaries can reach the millions in the coming decade.
Please note: The League of Legends stats below are from the NA servers.
For Dota 2 where we say "competitive" we are referring to the top 15% of players.
Games Call of Duty: Black Ops 2Dota 2DOTA2League of LegendsStarcraft 2Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Genres ActionAdventureeSportsMassively MultiplayerMOBAShooterStrategy