Ikea has announced a new furniture line designed specifically for gamers.
The Swedish furniture giant says the upcoming line will feature more than 30 products, which include gaming desks, chairs, a drawer unit, mug holders, neck pillows, ring lights, and more. Ikea partnered with ASUS Republic of Gamers, a gaming hardware company, to make the accessories.
Items will be available in October of this year, Ikea says. They're already available in China.
With an estimated market value of $180 billion, video games are perhaps the most popular they've ever been. More and more gamers are finding careers playing them competitively and streaming them live for large audiences. Twitch, the dominant streaming site, is among the most viewed websites in the world.
Ikea isn't the first furniture maker to enter the gaming world. Office furniture leader Herman Miller partnered with electronics and gaming accessory manufacturer Logitech G on a gaming chair last year. Amazon also sells a chair that's currently sold out.
Herman Miller says gamers face long-term health concerns, as well as a worse performance when they don't have the proper support. The company says current chairs on the market are not adequately addressing these concerns.
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