Valuing freelancers and their work in esports

This is the view I’m fortunate enough to enjoy while I do freelance work from home.
To say my initial reaction to this tweet and the discourse attached to it was adverse would be an understatement.
Kanamori might’ve argued that I should have gotten paid for all of my work student-funded or not.
For the record, not even entry level freelance writers get paid less than two cents per word. The rate offered in this email shakes out to about zero point five six cents per word- just over half a penny.
If you’re gonna pay me less than a penny per word per article, and you expect me to write multiple articles a week for that rate for multiple outlets, I guarantee you my output won’t be too hot.
MiM@s dissolving is a heartbreaking consequence of the global pandemic’s affect on the esports gig economy.



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Nathan Dhami

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Nathan “Lite the Iron Man” Dhami can be found on Twitter (@LiteTheIronMan,) on Twitch (,) and at your local.