Navigation Links
Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris

The World Cup of computer gaming has brought some 700 players from 51 countries to Paris for an intense weekend of virtual combat, a sign of the growth of the "electronic sports" industry .

The players, selected from 500,000 candidates, will compete for a pool of 180,000 dollars (132,000 euros) in prize money at the Electronic Sports World Cup grand final, put on by the Games-Services company. It was taking place at a convention hall on the southwestern edge of Paris.

Gamers arrived with their own keyboards and computer mice -- as important as "a tennis player's racket," according to one organiser. The computers themselves are provided to ensure fairness.

They were facing off in games including Counter-Strike, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and Quake IV.

The popularity of video gaming has led to the development of professional players, particularly in South Korea where some earn up to two million dollars (1.5 million euros) per year, said Matthieu Dallon, Games-Services president.

"In Korea and in the United States there are television channels 100-percent dedicated to electronic sports," he said.

Svanevik Sondre, a Norwegian player who goes by the name "Real," has sponsorship contracts with Sennheiser, Razer and Qpad -- all big names in the industry. His team is among the favorites to win the Counter-Strike competition.

"We try to practise four hours a day, four days a week, and we intensify before the competition," he said. "I get a salary every month. I cannot tell exactly how much but enough to live, more than a thousand euros."

Besides the gamers, between 40,000 and 50,000 people were expected to attend the competition to watch, participate in tournaments and get a look at new gaming products.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Computers may become surgeons
2. Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack
3. Computer-Assisted Knee Surgery
4. Heavy Computer Use May Result In Glaucoma
5. More Errors From Computerized Prescriptions
6. Computer System To Predict Deep Vein Thrombosis
7. Elderly People Can Take Up Computers To Fight Depression
8. Delhi Hospital Opens Up Avenues For Computer-Aided Knee Replacement
9. Computer aided cancer identification in young women
10. Computers Can Teach Patients About Screening for Cancer
11. Not Blinking Enough In Front Of The Computer Can Cause Dry Eye
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... More than a third of American adults are considered ... surgery has received increased attention in recent years, as an article published ... weight loss, most people are familiar with the basic requirements of maintaining a healthy ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... ... With over 60 percent of acute stroke survivors being left unable to ... in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. Ekso Bionics had been working to help ... stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... Aimed ... by inspiring human interest stories, courtesy of leaders in the nursing and health ... the industry, from leading advocates and associations—namely Jones & Bartlett Learning. , Jones ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research commissioned ... dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say they ... hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving (9 ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Connor Sports, ... basketball as a partner for the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will ... industry leader in hardwood basketball surfaces in all forms and levels of the game, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... MedDay, a biotechnology company focused on the treatment ... "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple sclerosis: extension phase ... Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of the Phase 3 ... Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark . The ... on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 to 16:15 CEST ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... --   , ... Endpunkte und demonstriert Ebenbürtigkeit bei der Gesamtreinigung des ... guter , Reinigung des ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ) , ... der MORA-Studie der Phase III für NER1006 (1 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN ... an update on its ongoing OVATION study, a ... the Company,s DNA-based immunotherapy, with the standard of ... advanced ovarian cancer who will undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy ... IL-12 DNA plasmid vector formulated as a nanoparticle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: