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The Supergamers

Welcome to the world of professional video gamers.

These young superstars have taken gaming out of teenage bedrooms and made it into a global sport. Young elite gamers now play for prize money of hundreds of thousands of dollars in football stadiums filled with fanatical audiences. This documentary opens a window on the bizarre community of e-sports that has been almost invisible to the outside world up to now. Three young British gamers at different stages of their careers all have dreams of reaching the very top. The film is presented by YouTube star and gaming addict Dan Howell, who's watched gaming change from a hobby into a mass spectator sport watched by millions around the world. As he travels around Europe, he tries to understand the risks and sacrifices they've each made to reach the top of their chosen profession.