These Gamers Won $1 Million on Saturday

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Those young men you see up there are five of the members of the Taipei Assassins, who on Saturday took out season 2 of the League of Legends World Championships at the Galen Centre in Los Angeles.

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They easily defeated South Korean team Azubu Frost - at the centre of a cheating controversy that rocked the tournament last week—and in the process earned themselves $1 million in prizemoney.

That's professional sports levels of winnings. Like, seriously life-changing stuff. But then, what do you expect from a game that's oh so quietly become one of the biggest on the planet?

If the money didn't convince you how big a deal this thing was, know that over 20,000 people were there live, in person, to see it all go down.

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The Taipei Assassins lift the tournament's trophy, the Summoner's Cup.

(Bottom image by artubr | Flickr)

DISCUSSION

The question becomes how much money do they each get? It probably gets cut down quite a bit. Still way more than I make in a year but I bet it sounds better than the reality.