Potential of e-sports 'limitless', say co-founders of local sports media agency Reddentes

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Mark Chew and Yip Ren Kai (left) of Reddentes Sports were not always convinced by gaming.
Mark Chew and Yip Ren Kai (left) of Reddentes Sports were not always convinced by gaming.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - They may be co-managing directors of sports media agency that backs a professional e-sports franchise, but by their own admission, Yip Ren Kai and Mark Chew of Reddentes Sports were not always convinced by gaming.

"Around 2016, when I was at a previous firm, one of my colleagues pitched me a sponsorship for e-sports but I shrugged it off and said, 'No lah, don't waste time'," recalled Chew, 43.

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