Beijing( CNN Business) In the basement of a huge townhouse on the outskirts of Beijing, young Chinese humen are gathered in front of screens representing video game 14 hours a day.
E-sports is big business in China. Harmonizing to government media, the country’s rapidly growing e-sports industry is now worth more than 100 million yuan ($ 14 billion ).
Gaming crews full of dedicated young people are training intensely across the country for international competitions, where millions of dollars in prize money is up for grabs.
In countless methods, it’s just like any other sporting competition. Except instead of kicking clods or beckoning at-bats, these players are hurling virtual fireballs and taking down pixelated terrorists.
In 2018, China’s Invictus Gaming team won the world championship for the game “League of Legends” for the first time, overpowering European and US rivals to take home a large chunk of the$ 5 million reward kitty .