Warcraft 3 champ signs $500k gaming contract

Thursday, 12 March 2009 22:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Jae Ho 'Moon' Jang

Professional Warcraft gamer Jae Ho ‘Moon’ Jang has signed a three-year deal with Korean gaming league WeMade FOX worth 700,000,000 won ($473,037).

Previously a member of Warcraft and Starcraft team Meet Your Makers, Moon is please to be playing back home again.

“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,” he said.

This deal makes the 22-year-old the highest-paid professional Warcraft III player and the second highest paid e-Sports player in Korea.