Culture Vulture: Singapore should embrace its e-sporting talents

Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf of the US celebrates after winning the final of the Solo competition at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup in New York City on July 28, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Less than a fortnight ago, my son and I stayed up until 5am to watch a couple of teenagers become millionaires.

As 100 gamers royally battled it out in the duo rounds to win US$3 million (S$4.15million) in the first Fortnite World Cup in New York City, on July 27, I peppered my 13-year-old with questions: What on earth are the avatars building and why are they stuck in a box? Why are they running away from the storm? Why are they all heading to higher ground?

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