Computer Gamers Get Sponsors

from the there's-a-business-model dept

It seems that some computer gamers in Korea are finding they can make a pretty good living by finding sponsors to back their video game playing escapades. One gamers was given approximately $165,000 by a candy company to wear clothing that advertises the company and to appear in their commercials. Of course, at this point, it seems that big time video game players have much higher celebrity status in Korea than elsewhere. However, it does show, yet again, that the video gaming world is increasingly becoming like the sports world.

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