Turning to gaming as a form of escapism

An in-game photo of Halo 5: Guardians, a hugely popular and competitive first-person shooter.
An in-game photo of Halo 5: Guardians, a hugely popular and competitive first-person shooter.PHOTO: MICROSOFT
The massively popular and addictive multiplayer battle arena video game, League Of Legends, encourages competitive gaming amongst players.
The massively popular and addictive multiplayer battle arena video game, League Of Legends, encourages competitive gaming amongst players.PHOTO: RIOT GAMES INC

It started because he was being bullied in secondary school.

Without many friends then, KC turned to competitive gaming and realised he did so well in video games like StarCraft and League Of Legends that people would only talk to him about his strategies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Turning to gaming as a form of escapism'. Subscribe