IGE, which Stephen Bannon joined as vice-chairman, employed low-paid Chinese gamers to play games around the clock in order to earn virtual treasure, such as these from a World of Warcraft player’s inventory. The firm sold the items to time-short gamers in the West.

How Stephen Bannon guided Hong Kong firm running ‘virtual sweatshops’ in China that made millions helping gamers cheat

Start-up used players in China to earn virtual treasure in video games which it sold to wealthy, time-short gamers in West; Bannon came on board to find investors and ‘try to legitimise the business’, a former executive says

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IGE, which Stephen Bannon joined as vice-chairman, employed low-paid Chinese gamers to play games around the clock in order to earn virtual treasure, such as these from a World of Warcraft player’s inventory. The firm sold the items to time-short gamers in the West.
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