Singapore appears to Esports to help reboot tourism

As Picnic reopens to foreign travellers, the country is hoping that Esports may be a model new approach to entice extra tourists back to the island. Singapore has invested heavily in each digital and bodily infrastructure, and has turn out to be Southeast Asia’s main hub for Esports viewing and income, in accordance with Bloomberg.
Dr. Tan See Leng, Minister of Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry in Singapore says he believes that Esports may be an avenue for the nation to stimulate its financial system following the Covid-19 pandemic. The Nation Thailand stories that the minister made these remarks after attending the OUE E-Cities Championship, an event held over the weekend on the island that featured a virtual race around Singapore’s Orchard Row.
The race included 25 rivals from 6 totally different international locations, with the overseas athletes competing remotely. The prize cash for the event was US$10,000. After the 15-lap digital race, Indonesian opponents took residence first and second place, and a 12 year previous Singaporean clinched third. Dr. Tan says he was impressed he was by the event, and expressed his wish that the nation might soon host the whole occasion in person.
“The method Orchard Road is remodeled right into a visually stimulating and adrenaline-pumping race is superb and (shows) the spirit of creativity…in addition to simulated racing, it might be great if we could convey the racers here so that they can all come collectively when the easing of restrictions come about.”
He also made some ideas for future events, in which he hopes completely different parts of the island might be featured.
“Orchard Road is very iconic, however you might also consider a race up and down Mount Faber… with a nice view of both sides trying over Telok Blangah and the Greater Southern Waterfront…You could additionally strive something within the north-east, in Sungei Buloh, have an ‘eco’ sort of factor and introduce a new part of a garden throughout the city.”
The co-founder of E-Cities Championship reported that the aim is to finally have digital races held in cities round Asia.
Esports are rising rapidly across the globe, however particularly in Singapore. The nation hosted the Free Fire World Series 2021, an event with a US$2 million cash prize. Another competitors might be hosted there subsequent month, the Mobile Legends Bang Bang M3 World Championship, which features an US$800,000 grand prize.
SOURCES: The Nation Thailand|Bloomberg

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