eSports is a huge money spinner watched by millions. But it is not recognized as a sport in Germany, hampering those wanting to set up clubs as they do not qualify for tax benefits.
Brendon Leigh has become the first eSports Formula One champion after winning the final in Abu Dhabi. He was one of 63,000 contestants who had entered the competition back in September.
Vendors used Gamescom 2017 to showcase a plethora of computer games. Many are or will be big sellers, but only a few can make it big in eSports. What does a title need to become a successful eSports brand?
Cooperative play is the buzz phrase at Gamescom 2017. But in spite of the excitement around eSports and unprecedented attention from politics, the theme "just play together" might only apply to consumers, not creators.
Gamers are voters, too. At least the ones over 18. Now shortly before a general election, top policymakers in Germany have discovered the digital gaming community and are sitting up and taking notice.
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