‘Better for spectators’
Spectators, meanwhile, can enjoy a completely different experience compared with the standard eSports tournaments.
Not only can they follow the action on screen, they can also see the players moving around an arena, not simply sitting in front of their screens.
"They have LED lights on their headsets according to the colours of their teams but also you can see the number of lives that remain for every players," said Mariotte.
This is by no means the first technical great leap forward for eSports.
The arrival of high-speed Internet paved the way for players to take part in hugely sophisticated games in stadiums that are broadcast live.
But VR could profoundly transform eSports, allowing players to interact between each other on two levels during the games - on- and off-screen.
"This will be the new way of playing, that's for sure, and in marketing terms it's a revolution," said Frederick Gau, head of Gozulting, a consultancy specialised in eSports.
But he also expressed scepticism over whether VR would take over eSports, saying the cost of the devices could prove prohibitive for many gamers, as could a lack of bandwidth, "even with 5G."
But VR could also put an end definitively to the debate about whether eSports can really be considered a sport, by getting players to be physically active.
"Virtual Reality can bring eSports closer to sport but it could also drive them further apart," said Gau.
"Playing at simulating (actions) does not involve the same sense of risk or fear of injury that there is in the same situations in reality."
How it evolves will also depend on whether developers choose to highlight the physical aspect of the games.
Gau said he expected the adoption of VR to be limited in scale, at least for now.
"We were already expecting a revolution with the mobile phone but in the end, eSports players stayed on their consoles and PCs. When we have connected armour and gloves then, yes, but for now it (VR) will remain a niche market," he said.
The tenth edition of the Paris Games Week held at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre concluded on November 3, 2019