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What Does a Gamer Look Like? #WearableWednesday

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Sounding a little like the “hello fellow kids meme” the New York Times tries to crack the code of what gamers wear. Other than (probably) comfortable, there is obviously no single answer. Fun article nonetheless:

Video games entered mainstream culture decades ago, but these days, gamers are more like celebrities, with millions of fans online. That means, among other things, that the days of gamers wearing jorts and oversize T-shirts are long past. Esports athletes and streamers alike now dress with urban panache mixed with opulent sensibilities.

Gaming accessories too are style. Players can be seen wearing large headphones with keyboards sticking out of their backpacks. HyperX creates a popular line of gaming headsets. Its ambassadors include the singer Post Malone, JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Daigo Umehara, the Street Fighter champ.

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