For as long as EDM has brought music fans together, so have competitive racing video games.
Perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch, but games like San Francisco Rush 2049, Hydro Thunder, and Need For Speed have united young friends for decades over the competitive nature of racing. And in a similar fashion, many producers have began to play games on streaming platforms like Twitch with their fans to foster a closer sense of camaraderie.
And it seems this tendency even extends to the world’s #1 DJ.
Let's play Mario Kart 8 online! I made a tournament under the name "HARDWELL" or use the code 4806-0835-0969
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) May 20, 2015
It’s unlikely that Hardwell will be online that often (or at all), but fans will have an online place to congregate and compete against each other. And if there’s one thing I learned in all my psych classes in college, it’s that a little friendly competition can do a whole lot of good. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see this everyday?