It looks like just a game, but it's serious business. Huge tournaments, well-paid players and big corporate sponsors generate annual revenues of more than 600 million euros ($682 million) for the industry.
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.
It looks like just a game, but it's serious business. Huge tournaments, well payed players and well-known sponsors. The gaming business generates around 600 million Euros a year.
The German event of the world's largest eSports festival "DreamHack" is taking place for the second time in Leipzig. It’s where amateur players meet gaming pros and the manufacturers present the latest technology.
Running on a platform of wealth redistribution, French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon polls in first place among young voters. A new pro-Melenchon video game attests to how deep the fandom goes.
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