E-sports are big business. Millions around the world play and watch them. Now, traditional football clubs want a piece of the action. Shift examines what this means for gamers.
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.
Abdulaziz Alshehri is the first eSports world champion to hail from the Arab world. In 2015, he won the FIFA Interactive World Cup. His passion for eSports has kicked off a veritable gaming craze in Saudi Arabia.
Digital games are changing popular culture both on and offline. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is exploring video games as digital design objects, as the gaming industry continues to grow.
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.
Multi-player games are all the rage at this year's Gamescom fair in Cologne, with firms bending over backward to satisfy consumers' needs. The government has been requested to provide generous funding for the industry.
eSports, a form of competitive video gaming, are a high-intensity affair. But are eSports actual sports? Scandinavia's schools are increasingly answering "Yes."
A wristband to stop depression, another that zaps you straight, eSports in the classroom in Scandinavia, France battles a Lyme disease "epidemic," and citizen scientists hunt for treasure in South Africa.
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 professional gamers and the manufacturers present the latest technology.
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Bayern may have wrapped up the Bundesliga championship, but what about another German soccer title on offer? In the world of e-sports, a familar football name was gunning for glory...albeit on a computer.
Most of them are in their early twenties. They travel the world with their managers, fill stadiums and earn millions. Professional gamers have been key to the growth of an industry that encompasses computer game developers, event managers and sponsors.
New leagues, bigger prizes and a viewership that is growing at an incredible pace: video game tournaments have become the fastest growing sports market. Esports will continue to fill entire stadiums in the upcoming year.
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Pitching computer gamers from all over the world against one another, eSports leagues are the latest worldwide phenomenon. These days, top gamers can earn hundreds and even thousands of euros a year in prize money.
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