Well, Here I have another reason at looking at people around me. Every year I see a lot of my colleagues spend a lot of their time playing computer games. In the past, even students of IIT, Bombay have been criticized of being addicted to computer games and bunking classes due to these. Now, here is an opportunity for those addicts to build their own career and bring glory to the nation too.
The Electronics Sports World Cup Clicked Off With 53 Nations Vying For $4,00,000 Prize Money
From June 30, to July 2, the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) has clicked off on a scale like never before. Over 800 national champions, from the participating 53 countries will be engaged in a cyber war, comprising seven games, with an estimated 40,000 spectators at the Bercy Stadium in Paris. The prize money: $4,00,000.
Even though it is the fourth edition of the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) worldwide, this is the first time that Indians are participating in the tournament.
The infantile Indian market produced 10 finalists that emerged at Delhi, out of the 162 semi-finalists who had been selected after preliminary rounds held in nine cities. The host of the preliminary rounds in Hyderabad was Diginet Digital Experience Zone, run by KG Krishna. The current revenue earned by existing gaming parlors in India lies between Rs 100 to Rs 150 crore.
So, eying the 50% of the population of India that lies in the age group of 18-25, this can be seen as a great investment of the future for a lot of companies and a great career for all those cyber game addicts.
Courtesy: The Economic Times.