News culture Emmanuel Macron congratulates the Karmine Corp, victorious at the European Masters
Followed by more than 300,000 spectators (in pic) on Twitch on the channel of Chips and Noi, the final of the European Masters attracted many curious in France. It must be said that for this gathering, France was represented by Karmine Corp, an eSport team created at the end of 2020 by Kameto and Prime. Against the British BT Excel, Lucas Fayard (Saken) and his teammates snatched the victory. A triumph which did not fail to be congratulated by the President of the Republic.
Would video games finally be considered by French political representatives? After publicly congratulating the organizers and participants of the Z Event 2020 for the historic mobilization of 5.7 million euros for Amnesty International, Emmanuel Macron sent a private message to Karmine Corp to congratulate them on their victory at the European Masters. “I’m not a League of Legends expert”Can we read in the little word made public by Kameto, “but I wanted to send you this message after learning of your great victory”.
This is not the first time that politicians have shown support, whether facade or not, for the world of video games or its athletes. Jean-Luc Mélenchon had for example congratulated the triumph of the Karmine Corp on March 25, 2021 during the LFL 2021. In the past, various political personalities had displayed themselves at Paris Games Week as Axelle Lemaire, Arnaud Montebourg or again Florian Philippot. More recently, politicians have found their place on Twitch through Samuel Etienne. We were able to attend the game of questions and answers in the company of François Hollande (former President of the Republic), Jean Castex (current Prime Minister) or Julien Bayou (national secretary of the Europe Ecology Les Verts party).
Calls from the foot that divide among Twitter users. “The propaganda continues”Can we read in the comment of Emmanuel Macron’s message posted by Kameto. “How is congratulation propaganda? We must stop all the time looking for innuendo in simple and benevolent gestures”Answers another user.
If it is difficult to judge the sincerity of these few reconciliations between political representatives and the world of video games, there are statements that do not deceive. On February 3, 2021, that is to say a few months before the victories of the Karmine Corps at the LFL 2021 and at the European Masters, the current First Lady Brigitte Macron warned “dangers of video games”. “Fortnite is terrible… When they’re playing games like that, how do you get them to stop?”She wondered. A message that is surely unrelated to the sports culture promoted by athletes in the world of eSports.
Through Carnbee, Journalist Aroged.com