When South Korea´s best computer players compete, it´s more than just a simple game. League of Legends, the game of choice, mixes strategy and role-play, a balanced design perfect for Esports.
The days when gaming was a niche passion are long gone, as gamescon, the gaming industry trade fair in Cologne, shows. Yet despite its own multitude of gamers, Germany is still losing out on market share in the sector.
Politicians in Germany are mulling recognizing eSports as a sport. Their decision would have wide-ranging repercussions in the gaming industry in the country and further legitimize the digital sport phenomenon.
The German coalition between the CDU/CSU and SPD has agreed to recognize eSports as an official sport. The decision could help transform eSports in the country and pave the way for acceptance into the Olympics.
There's more to competitive gaming than just having a quick trigger finger. Both individual skill and teamwork are required in Counter Strike, in which Tizian Feldbusch of BIG is making a name for himself.
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