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me, fortune in an olympic stadium full of raving fans. This e-sport world final in China drew a bigger turnout than most local soccer games last month. A stunning sign of a gaming boom in the country where top players can score up to four and a half million each year from prize money, endorsements and an army of fans glued to their online broadcasts.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg, as Reuters Pe Lee explains from Beijing.>> China's craze for eSports is propelled by the country's booming video game market, the world's biggest, which is expected to rake in more than $27 billion this year in sales. A lot of major companies including Tencent, Netwiz, and Alibaba are laying the ground works at this secret potential in this market and to tap be younger generation who has more purchase in power.
A dozens of universities here setup eSports majors luring hundreds of students enrolling in those programs every year to be professional eSports players.>> Cities around the country are raising the cash in on break neck growth and gaming, but even industry insiders tell Reuters, they're worried that's fueling a bubble of death.
Governments are pushing for this idea of eSports villages, hoping to attract fans who are willing to pay to watch and play eSports in those places. Experts are questioning of the developers have pure intentions to boost eSports or they're more using the eSports as an excuse to get land at a cheaper price from the local government.
>> China's gaming craze comes with a local twist. You have to play by Beijing's rules. Gaming giant tencents are already a limited play time and its popular honor of kings and win it announce that will bring blockbuster play run knows battlegrounds of China. It also said the game will get a quote socio estimate make over.