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A gaming chair is a type of chair designed for the comfort of gamers. They differ from most office chairs in having high backrest designed to support the upper back and shoulders. They are also more customizable: the armrests, back, lumbar support and headrest can all be adjusted for comfort and efficiency. The gaming chair gained popularity with the rising influence of Twitch and other online game streaming websites. Having to sit at a computer, playing games for hours on end attracted streamers to purchase gaming chairs. The first gaming chairs were produced by DXRacer around 2006, a company that originally produced seats for sport cars. Before 2006, the company was known for producing high-end seats for luxury cars. However, the company began to experience difficulties with Chrysler discontinuing multiple lines of cars. In 2008, more companies began to produce gaming chairs. The gaming chair market grew rapidly in 2011 with the advent of the live-streaming platform Twitch and the popularization of eSports. Within the Twitch community, it became common knowledge that having a gaming chair labeled streamers to be a legitimate and respectable gamer.