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The World of Computer Gaming

Updated on October 5, 2012

High-Stakes and Intense Competition in Computer Gaming

Online gaming sites offering cash prizes!!! Yes that’s right. There are many online gaming sites which give you an opportunity to win cash prize which adds to the thrill of competing. All you need to do is register on those sites, become a member and you are ready to play and win cash games!

In the world of computer gaming, new professionals are emerging and competitions are being organized where cash prize can be won. Many events provide business and marketing development opportunities. Hardware manufacturing companies too sponsor gaming clans which is a profit for promoting their products. Companies spend millions just to get their technology directly into the hands of gamers. There are gamers who earn a living just by competing in these tournaments. According to researches, a professional gamer who has a sponsorship plan can earn up to 500,000 USD per year.The first professional gaming league was set up in 1997. Gaming has become so popular that these competitions are showcased on television and are covered by leading publications.

People who are crazy about games train themselves to become world champions, where they can win big amount of cash prize, fame and recognition too. The World Cyber Games, the world’s largest computer and video game festival are held every year. The prize in 2004 was worth 400,000 USD and gamers played many different games. Gaming is all about quick thinking. Intense practise is needed to emerge as a professional. Team work and interaction with other players is required to play multiplayer games. Gamers need to have the knowledge of the upcoming games, the changes made in a particular game, cheats etc.According to online gaming expert Psychologist Professor Mark Griffiths, "Online gaming addiction for a small minority is a real phenomenon and people suffer the same symptoms as traditional addictions. There are games that completely engross the player.”

Gaming is taken very seriously. Playing games on the computer or online is very addictive but they have some benefits too. Playing games increases your concentration power, make your mind more alert, and improves your hand-eye coordination. There are many other benefits too. Gaming industry is blooming at a unexpected high rate, due to which there is intense competition not only between the gamers but also between the game developers to produce the best games and also between hardware manufacturers who try their level best to give a awesome gaming experience to the gamers.

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