The New Age of E-Sports
E-sports players spent days and nights in training to compete among the best, followed by millions of devoted fans through online streaming.
The gaming business has just reconceptualize entertainment — and live events are all the way up. In the U.S and Western Europe alone, in excess of 12 million gamers’ have gone to live Esports occasions face to face. Gaming competitions have turned out to be prominent to such an extent that coordinators have pulled in supporters like Coca-Cola and American Express.
There’s no doubt: we are in the midst of a live gaming boom.
E-sports players spent days and nights in training to compete among the best, followed by millions of devoted fans through online streaming. Hence, The Xpress Train invited Mr Kieran “ZergRush” Lam, the principal of the Academy of E-sports to share his achievements and experience in this industry. He has offered us the entry knowledge of E-sports.
Kieran revealed that he started playing game at the age of 7 but being competitive player was at the age of 17. The first few games he played were Bomberman and Super Mario. The inspiration for Kieran to pursue this industry is when he can make money through competitive gaming. His pay increases along this gaming journey when corporates advertise their brands through him.
According to Kieran, male has dominated close to 85% in this industry. Lesser females are involved in this environment, as it may due to the online harassment. Developers were suggested to censor the offensive languages used in order to promote gender equality within the E-sports community.
AEOS offers programmes that are endorsed and recognised by experienced players and coaches. According to Lam, the academy serves as a great platform for E-sports enthusiasts to launch their careers from, and there are various pathways their careers can take beyond just being professional gamers.
“Hence, there are multiple career opportunities in this industry. An E-sports athlete doesn’t just have to be an athlete, they can be a coach, analyst or streamer. There is events management where you can be a tournament host or part of the production crew,” he said.
Written by: Wendy Yu