Esports is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, driven by Asian fans and participants. With more than 700 million followers globally, and more than half of those from Asia, esports’ current growth trajectory sets it on its way to becoming one of the top-earning sports leagues in the world.
And his family slowly and surely. learned that eSports is not just a game. It’s also a career. They read about esports in the news and started to support him. And he’s very glad of it.
Picture 10,000 people in an arena, cheering wildly as they watch competitors locked in an intense battle displayed on huge screens. This is a pro-sporting event, to be sure, except not in the traditional sense. Esports – the highest level of competitive gaming – is where the best go head-to-head and fans gather to watch, either live or via streaming video.
This will give Malaysia the opportunity to groom new talents in the ecosystem that can become champions in eSports and in the creation of games for the world market.
The first gold medal match in the esports component of the SEA Games 2019 happened on Sunday (8 December), Day 4 at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Manila.
The Pinoy athletes beat Malaysia, 2-0, in s Starcraft II Group B match before their counterparts in Group A absorbed a 1-2 loss to Indonesia. In the Mobile Legends: Bang (MLBB) Group B match, the hosts managed a 1-1 draw against Indonesia.