The Hankyoreh

Labor rights nonexistent for pro gamers

As recently as 1999, when Kim Dong-su, now 29, began playing the internationally popular StarCraft game in PC rooms, the term “pro gamer” was not well known. He enjoyed the game but did not know it was possible to make a living from it. The world has changed faster than expected, however, and Kim now works as a pro gamer and commentator.

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