GAMERS: Beyond the Game
(2015) Documentary, 90min
From their living rooms to international championships, a new generation of gamers is defining the future of e-sport. This movie is about the lives of three players at their gaming peak. Their goal is to become world champions.
Video games first appeared over 50 years ago. Today, Video Gaming is on its way to becoming the most significant cultural industry in the world. Over the past few years, widespread interest in video games has grown so much that we are witnessing the birth of a new type of competition: e-sports. Just like pro sports athletes, top gamers can earn an excellent living — many of them making six-figure earnings. The best of them will evolve to become stars and will be admired by millions of people around the world.
From Montreal to Seoul, via Paris, Shanghai and Los Angeles, this film tells the story of three players on their journey to emerge as World Champions while discovering the inner workings of a booming industry.
Marc-Olivier Proulx, a.k.a. desRow, one of Canada’s best StarCraft II player.
Raymond Lussier, a.k.a. Rambo, Call of Duty pro player.
Stéphanie Harvey, a.k.a. missharvey, four time Counter-Strike world champion.
Also featured in the movie: Guillaume “Grrrr” Patry (Starcraft 1 World Champion), CJ Entus Starcraft 2 Korean top team, Car-Antoni « Carl Jr » Cloutier (2 times Trackmania World Champion), famous caster Dan “Artosis” Stemkoski, Kevin Lin (Twitch co-founder), producer Denis Talbot and many more.
Production Company: UBIQUE | Film
Director: Jean-Philippe Brochu
Associate producer: Pierre Brochu & Jean-Philippe Brochu
Original Score: Guillaume Morin
Research: Annie Cloutier & Jean-Philippe Brochu