It’s eSports, people playing high-end video games for serious money.
I was somewhat shocked when my son insisted on buying a powerful desktop PC before heading to graduate school. I had failed to understand, from my couch in front of the TV, that gaming is now the tip of the PC spear. (No wonder I got to choose what shows to watch.)
Only video games press the power of the latest chips and systems. Every other application set, especially my own work in writing about technology, or my son’s academic work, learning about how to create new molecules, can be done with relatively low-end gear and a cloud connection.