Catch up or miss out

Even with a lively year for the e-sports scene, industry players feel more focus needed before Singapore can achieve global gaming hub goal

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Despite the pandemic, 2021 was an action-packed year for e-sports in Singapore as the Republic hosted six major international events, including the US$2 million (S$2.7 million) Free Fire World Series.

Besides welcoming some of the world's top players, Singapore also staged the first Asian edition of Gamescom - one of the world's largest gaming trade fairs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2022, with the headline Catch up or miss out. Subscribe