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Women in gaming: Leveling the playing field in the industry

By simply looking at both Syarah Mahmood, 32, and Mandy Wong, 25, you would not be able to tell that they are both pretty powerful in the gaming world. But both women are creators of different gaming worlds.  Since 2017, Ms Syarah has been working on developing action-adventure video game Assassin’s Creed – first as…
31 Jan 2022 5 mins read

The financial evolution of Esports and its future

The financial growth of esports around the world continues to occur at a truly remarkable pace. Not even two decades ago, it was common for even the largest and most prestigious esports tournaments to have total prize pools of just US$10,000 or less. Third-party investment was almost non-existent, sponsorships were scarce, and merchandise related to…
16 Nov 2021 4 mins read

The International 10 takes Esports to new heights

Once seen as merely a fringe pursuit, esports has now become embedded in public consciousness as a bona fide competitive avenue. Nowhere has this sentiment been more apparent than at the recently-concluded The International 10 (TI10), the most lucrative esports tournament of all time. TI10, the latest edition of the world championships of publisher Valve’s…
3 Nov 2021 4 mins read

Inside the life and dreams of female gamers

A Google-Niko Partners report commissioned in 2020 found that as of 2019, female gamers make up 38 per cent of Asia’s total gaming population of 1.33bn, and the numbers are growing exponentially. Yet, the number of women in the upper echelons of the gaming world remain a minority, and female gamers worldwide have reported facing…
22 May 2021 6 mins read

The Boom of Esports: THG Interviews ONE Esports CEO, Carlos Alimurung

Gaming today is no longer just a leisure activity, it’s a billion dollar industry.  Think of gamers today and a social recluse no longer comes to mind; instead, gamers can now command millions of followers as streamers on Twitch or YouTube, or even garner international recognition as renowned esports athletes.  By 2023, the global esports…
4 Mar 2021 1 min read

Which of the 5 Types of Gamers Are You?

With millions of people around the world happily electing to spend their free time on video games, it is only logical that within this extended community exists many subsets of gamers. And while all of us are certainly capable of coming together to enjoy the games that forge this community, the fact remains that people…
25 Jan 2021 2 mins read

From Football to Fortnite and Back: eSports Goes Full Circle

Fill Me In If nothing else, human history has proven that the need for sports is inherent in our civilisations. Be it the gladiatorial arenas of old or the modern pitches across which balls roll like heads, the intrinsic nature of sports is not a force to be trifled with. Two decades into the 21st…
22 Jan 2021 3 mins read

Twitter Reports Over 2 Billion Gaming Tweets in 2020

Remember when we all had to stay home, and were forced to find new activities to stave us from boredom? Home baking, indoor workouts, and Netflix aside, what else is there? Games! As Singaporeans too were kept indoors during the Circuit Breaker, many of us turned to beautifying virtual islands and visiting each other through…
19 Jan 2021 2 mins read

Gaming in 2021: What to Anticipate

Most anticipated things to come to gaming in 2021 2020 was a rollercoaster of emotions for gaming. Despite the doom and gloom of the pandemic, 2020 commemorated the release of next-gen consoles and witnessed the whimsy phenomenon of Animal Crossing: New Horizon. And as good as that game was, the year also saw the delay…
6 Jan 2021 3 mins read

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