E-sport

Morawiecki praises Poland's power in video games

PM Mateusz Morawiecki complimented the Polish video game industry during his visit to the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) e-sport championships in Katowice. “Where are we meant to race against the West, if not in new brands?” Morawiecki said.

The PM met the organizers and participants of IEM, where he announced that “I am pleased, that Poland is such a power in video games and e-sports.”

The PM’s Chancellery’s official twitter account posted about whether the “gamedev” (game development) brand is a worthwhile industry to invest in:

“Can the gamedev brand be a Polish specialization? YES! The Polish gamedev industry is a professional, lucrative and important sector of the innovation economy.”

Morawiecki also complimented the creativity in the industry and underlined that Poland “is not only noticeable on the world map but is also one of the best.”

Dig Dug

The PM claimed that “long ago” he also used to play video games and referenced the game Dig Dug, which was his favourite. 

When asked whether today he has a favourite game, Morawiecki replied that his favourite game is one with “40 million characters and 20 million outside of its borders, but also in our reach. You have only one life and the game is about Poland reaching the highest level possible.”

My favourite game is one with 40 million characters and 20 million outside of its borders, but also in our reach. You have only one life and the game is about Poland reaching the highest level possible

Morawiecki underlined that it is the “video game and e-sport industry which create a new imagination, which is very needed right now.”

Poland’s most noticeable success in the video game industry is CD Projekt RED’s “The Witcher” game trilogy, based on the best-selling novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. The games have sold over 33 million copies worldwide and the company itself has a net worth of 2.3 bln USD as of 2018. 

 

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