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Daily life of web celebrity in Shanghai

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-07-22 13:48 Comments

Daily life of web celebrity in Shanghai

Wang Taotao shows his trophies of webcast contest in Shanghai, East China, June 29, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

Wang Taotao, born in 1989, is a classic indoorsman who was once a professional player for an online game. His job now is to webcast his interpretation as he plays games. As a host of game webcast with a good reputation on internet, Wang owns large numbers of audience and fans. Wang webcasts almost every day with over five hours each day and his wife, also a hostess of game webcast, works with him. Wang makes a living by webcast, from which he gets paid by webcast company and also get money cashed in virtual gifts given by his audience or fans. Wang Taotao is just one among nearly a million web celebrities hosting webcast in China. Behind this are growing numbers of game players. It is estimated that China has over five hundred million game players. In 2015, China's online games companies got revenues of 89.12 billion yuan ($13.36 billion) in the first three quarters, up 33.9 percent from that of the same period of 2014.

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