Its No Longer Just A Game

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eSports athletes can also become analysts because of their deep understanding of the sport based on their years of experience. As for the private sector coming in to support eSports in universities, it should be done with appropriate balance. Personally I think eSports athletes at the university level should be supported with benefits. This is to allow students to learn about the eSports ecosystem because universities are where the new generation, which already understands eSports, comes from. The one thing that university professors were willing to help me out with when I talked to them, was setting a system for students take up main roles in building the ecosystem.

We really see it as a growing market,” said Southeast Asia head Paul Chen. Competitive video gaming, dubbed esports, will appear at the Asian Games in Jakarta as an exhibition event sponsored by Alibaba’s sports arm Alisports. According to Mr Santi, e-sports could offer a career path for athletes on the global level and game development would also help boost the country’s digital economy. Santi Lohtong, president of Thailand Esports Federation, said the country’s e-sports industry faces slow growth due to negative perceptions among people in society.

If you would like to leverage our data into your own product, research or app industry analysis, it can be obtained via our API or File Dumps or our interactive App Market Explorer. Some schools do offer some times for eSports, and many university have eSport tournaments as additional sports from traditional sports. There might be some amateur league, but haven’t heard about it much. Its pretty popular, they have local, national and regional tournaments. Except for some reason Heroes of Newerth is still big here, while its dead in every other country.

When you are called to compete you have to be ready both in Thailand and in the host country where the competition is taking place. Universities are now even opening up majors to train people for this field and show real support for this industry. So we decided to set up a permanent venue to support better quality competitions that are cheaper to organize than pop up events.

For any sport to be successful, there has to be continuous competition with leagues and facilities set up. eSports has been accepted as an official sport by the new generation and at present the hardware and content is more readily available. If you look at a closer market, China, the big players there are IT giants such as Alibaba and Tencent. Thailand still does not have as much support as the original United States market has, which has existed for more than a decade.

Right now there are a lot of sponsors coming in from various industries, especially from those involved in the ecosystem such as publishers and IT retailers. If the participants are in the thousands the event will be hosted at the Thailand eSport Arena, if more than ten thousand, sports stadiums will be used. We are now living in a new age with a new generation which views eSports as a form of entertainment and a potential industry to work in.

Book, as he is known, travels overseas regularly to participate in tournaments with significant prize money and is often sponsored to appear. Its staff estimate about 15 per cent of the clientele are receiving help for gaming addiction, and a majority of those are from Asia, Esport including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. The tailored program for gamers lasts for three months and costs close to US$50,000. What had started as a fun release took a dark turn as a teenager as he retreated further into gaming as an escape from daily struggles.