FIFA, Pokémon, Fortnite … the community of video game fans is growing in Creuse


“Come on, so as not to make anyone jealous, I’m going to take the three levers in hand.” Jérémy Matheossian has an eye for detail. Take the Playstation 5 controller, then the Xbox Series X controller, and finally the Nintendo Switch. Thus presented, one could imagine oneself in a computer course with software with not very sexy names. And no, these are the main video game consoles of the moment.

Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo? Difficult to choose for Jeremy Matheossian.
Le Creusois has all three. Nothing could be more normal for those who preside over the Association République des Joueurs. Created in 2016 in the south then exported to Sainte-Feyre in 2018, it continues to grow. “The goal was to connect all the local video game players to create a real community and organize events. It’s much nicer than playing alone in front of your television. “

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A thriving community in the department

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With around 40 members, this FIFA football simulation fan seeks to rally around this passion. He believes that the Creuse can also host major events around this cultural medium. Like the Rencontres de Chaminadour du livre or various music festivals.

“We must not forget that it is now the best-selling cultural property in France. Do not believe that this only concerns large cities. Departments like Creuse also need to be up to date. ”

Jérémy mathéossien (President of the Republic of Players)

Stay up to date but also adapt to different generations. Each has its own particularity and favorite games. “Younger people tend to play Fortnite. Seniors like sports games like FIFA or first person shooter (FPS) games like Call of Duty. “

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Various events planned on the subject.

But all this small world of “gamers” manages to come together for great occasions such as the “geek garage sale” that the Republic of Players organizes each year or the “24 hours of play” marathon which will take place at the start. November at La Souterraine. An event organized by the Fairy Play association, another video game player in Creuse since 2013.

The geek garage sale continues to meet with great success in Creuse.
Marc-David Chevillion is its president. For him, the game is conjugated in the plural. “In our association, it’s the game with a capital J. So there are card games, board games, and of course video games that we are trying to develop more and more. And this mix of genres allows us to attend beautiful transgenerational exchanges.

“The average age of our members is around thirty, so not necessarily very young. And we also have retirees who like to try their hand at video games while playing Belote. Others prefer to play mobile games, so over the phone. “

Marc-David Chevillion (President of Fairy Play)

This fan of Final Fantasy, a famous console RPG, is delighted to see the gaming community growing year after year in the department. “I already knew that the associative fabric was very developed in Creuse, but we can always have doubts about what may or may not work for us. The children of the 2000s were born with video games, so in the future there will be even more players and we will have to be there to allow them to get to know each other. “

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Sometimes the meeting place is even… surprising. “In Creuse, we have already organized video game tournaments in churches. Everyone appreciated it. We even play fighting games like Street Fighter. A nice nod when you know that video games can be one of the most faithful religions. But the latter are still struggling to pronounce on their “god”. So, more like Mario, Pikachu or Lara Croft?

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