eSports: Giving up banking job to become a professional gamer makes financial sense for Chiang Wen Jun

Professional gamer Chiang "Hibidi" Wen Jun left his banking job to go full-time not just because gaming is his passion but also because the move made financial sense.

"The way people are in banking, a lot of them are very happy going for the opportunities with most upside. And that's what going full-time was for me," said Chiang, who is a Fifa player for Leicester defender Christian Fuchs' eSports team NoFuchsGiven.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'Former banking exec sees better prospects in gaming'. Print Edition | Subscribe