Lunch With Sumiko: I'm not a gangster or a nerd, says pro gamer Ho Kun Xian

Ho Kun Xian, a professional Street Fighter gamer, wants the world to know that gamers are normal people

Ho Kun Xian, widely known as Xian, is one among a very small number of professional gamers in Singapore. His game of choice is Street Fighter and he has made at least US$88,000 (S$121,500) so far, according to esportsearnings.com estimates. He also g
Ho Kun Xian, widely known as Xian, is one among a very small number of professional gamers in Singapore. His game of choice is Street Fighter and he has made at least US$88,000 (S$121,500) so far, according to esportsearnings.com estimates. He also gets sponsorships, including from gaming paraphernalia company Razer, and revenue from live-streaming his games.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Professional gamer Ho Kun Xian is staying away from carbs.

He's chosen to have lunch at Fengshan Centre in Bedok and we're having soupy bak chor mee with meatballs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 28, 2018, with the headline 'I'm not a gangster or a nerd'. Print Edition | Subscribe