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Video games, an activity reserved for young people under the age of 15? Not so sure. This is what the eWeek festival will prove to you, which returns for its third edition to Torcy, in Seine-et-Marne, the Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2023. The opportunity to continuously draw attention to this area evolutionstill unknown to the general public.
Open this universe to everyone
Made in 2020THE eWeek festival originally had the ambition to create theworld of video games, but also to be able to bring all family members around the console, regardless of their age. “As it progresses, the event becomes one indispensable event who speaks to everyone,” says Jérémy Martainvilledelegated municipal councilor responsible for innovation and new technologies in Torcy.
And the computer programming actually leaves room for all sensitivities: retro arcades to remember the years 1980 to the latest games enhanced with augmented reality tools, these are decades of video game history that are available to the visitor.
These innovations are one today real issue for countries. ” It is a thriving industry. Now we need to know which country will take the lead in this area and which country will remain on the podium,” he continued.
If France is reasonably well placed today in this real competition, it should be able to do so keep your place. To do this we must encourage vocations. This may be what will happen in the lab truck Science tourthat will offer participatory science activities, as well as introductions to coding.
eSports is not in conflict with sports
The collective imagination has long retained the image of a video game enthusiast as someone with a bad lifestyle. This era is now over, and theeSports are now considered a real activity. “eSports has Lots of links with sports, it just depends on what you mean by “sport”. “Reaction peaks have been observed from video game players, comparable to those of Formula 1 drivers,” explains Jérémy Martinville.
In fact, the skills developed by these ‘esports enthusiasts’ are in demand on the internet CV by companies in the sector. Concentrationspirit of steel, stubbornness are the same capabilities that athletes can acquire through hours of play understand this growing sector, especially for parents. We must therefore make known the reality of these professions,” assures the elected official.
Tournaments for everyone
During the festival, numerous tournaments are offered to visitors. For example, an FC 24 tournament will be organized on PS5 on Saturday, November 18. To participate, all you need to do is register with the Municipal City Animation Office (Omac). Participation costs five euros.
A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament is also offered on Nintendo Switch. Registration is free and can be done on Helloasso, via the following link: https://urlz.fr/oka4.
Furthermore, real discipline is required of anyone working in this environment today. “Really attention is paid to the healthand especially on food among eSports players. It is also for this reason that it has endured sensitization will be on site to warn of addiction,” he added.
Note that two exhibitions, about the ecological impact of video games and cyber fraud, will be offered on site. Another way to warn young people and reassure parents.
Opening hours: Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; on Sunday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Getting there: Lino Ventura space, Place de l’Appel on June 18, 1940 in Torcy. Free entrance (except FC 24 tournament).
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