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 market is expected to surpass US$1.5 billion dollars. In the same year, total esports viewership is expected to rise to 646 million, up from 454 million in 2019. 

But what sparked this change and propelled esports to the stratosphere? 

TheHomeGround Asia spoke with CEO of ONE Esports, Carlos Alimurung, to find out. 

Check out the full video above for insights from Carlos on the appeal of esports, the potential of the local esports industry, and how ONE esports works to develop and nurture local esports talents. Do stay tuned to the end as Carlos goes on to dispense valuable advice for aspiring esports athletes!

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