8-year-old boy signs contract with Esports club for the sum of $ 33,000

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  1. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Really, I assume that parents were involved and did the whole thing between adults and the kid is legally allowed to do a legal contract, having his parents as consenting and represent as agents their own kid.
    I assume as much, it's what I think it's plausible and logical.
    However, I am not even remotely familiar with the US legal system
     
  2. isidore

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    i'm not saying that gaming should not be competitive and people should not get payed. I'm just saying at 8 years old..man i dont know...
     
  3. Fox2232

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    All you need to know about any online game with voice com is typing its name into youtube and add: "Toxic", "rage", ...

    Reason why online interaction is not rated is simple. When people feel anonymous, they let their true self out.
     
  4. Agonist

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    I bet you still dont think race drivers are athletes, or that iracing is an e sport either.
     

  5. 386SX

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    You could say about the same about standing in the 2nd lane of a German Autobahn, trying to evade cars .... :D

    Just saying ... ;)
     
  6. Fox2232

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    That's Darwinism. :D
     
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    Which is something I'll probably deal with better than my own parents. It was a new frontier for them, not so much for me. After playing at LAN's and competitions online in CS for 15 years I've seen my fair share of toxicity, even from myself to be fair.

    But overall, one needs to weigh the cons/pros, that money could be used to help kick start him as an adult if invested wisely.
     
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    Then parents get on ESRB and PEGI for not regulating they games, that the parent bought for there kid that they should not be playing in first place.. and in case of shooter games you have how 8 year or younger are playing those games, they grow to potty mouth teen then adult cause parent cant be bother these days to paren and it not problem tm till there kid does shooting then there lets blame the game industry, and people wonder why goverment is trying to get involved with regulating this stuff.

    CoD, GTA, Doom and many other game have been blamed for kids going fon shooting in school and other places, yet in most case the parent bought said game for there kid completely ignoring the in your face rating on the boxes,

    Game parent kids there days not there parents, very few parents actual make the effort these days, most give there kid tablet, console and what not just get there kid out there hair.
     
  9. Fox2232

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    While parents are to blame. Pro-Gaming is business. Those teams let 6 y/o kid to play Fortnite knowing environment. And they know that they are going to make money out of this kid while he works for them. Team as business should show responsibility.

    And I do not talk child-labour. I talk unhealthy environment that creates unhealthy behavioral patterns. And that business is fully aware of it. Money talks => kid can eat all dirt there is and become dirt in process.
    I play only multiplayer games. And I do not care about toxicity, can't really do a thing to me. But mind of child...
     
  10. Corrupt^

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    That's why you need to involve the parents in the process. For instance, wealth that early in life could have issues --> invest/park it somewhere for when he's an adult (maybe use a small portion now, but keep things sensible).

    Also talk to your kid about said toxicity and behavior towards it.

    But alas, not all parents would be this involved of course.
     
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  11. ZXRaziel

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    I say good for him , i would love to be paid 33K while playing games when i was a kid .
    Dream come true .
     
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    W8... when they help out to gather some extra cash cuz the family
    is really poor it's called child's labour, but when they play games and get payed it's called e-sports?
     
  13. Denial

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    Well yeah I agree. It's too young and it's exploitative.
     
  14. Elder III

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    Do tournaments even allow 8 year olds to enter them?
     
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    I guess he must bring his parents.
    8 year old kids should have other priorities in life than playing esports.

    Kids these days ... :D
     

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    I doubt the parents had a choice, kids are very aggressive these days.

    These 2000 generation kids will be a nightmare for our future.
     
  17. Stormyandcold

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    It's his dream, let it be you old farts.
     
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    Exactly, lucky wee bastard!:D
     
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    Holier than thou....
     
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