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Dark side of play for S. Korea's female gamers

China Daily | Updated: 2018-04-16 07:34

SEOUL, South Korea - When US video game maker Riot Games held a highly anticipated League of Legends championship match in South Korea last year, about half the spectators in the packed arena were women.

While the pastime is traditionally seen as the preserve of young men, the number of female gamers in hyperwired South Korea has grown rapidly in recent years.

But the South's $4.2-billion gaming industry has been hit by allegations of sexism and censorship targeting female gamemakers, likened by some to a modern-day witch-hunt.

Dark side of play for S. Korea's female gamers

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