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It's time to give more support to e-sports

Singapore is well-poised to pursue prestige and glory in virtual arenas

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 million) 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 from the storm? Why are they all heading to higher ground?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2019, with the headline 'It's time to give more support to e-sports'. Print Edition | Subscribe