Last Saturday, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made the internet excited to sit in the Dota 2 player before the media.
Specifically, he went to Yio Chu Kang Community Club to attend the opening of the Yio Game On event, where people of all ages can come to the game and interact with each other through competition.
Besides the hot games, part of Yio Game On is the first class for beginners to play Dota 2. This course is organized by the Singapore Online Games Association (SCOGA) and Mr. Li also Be present to farm monsters, beating pillars.
Images of Singapore Prime Minister playing Dota 2 made the internet excited
In the photo posted on Facebook, Singapore Prime Minister said:
"Esport is booming. It will even appear for the first time at the 2019 SEA Games! I attended a class teaching the basics of Dota 2, operated by SCOGA's Esport Academy. set up to serve this growing industry, not only providing game courses, but also training, selecting and managing events, now there are 900 students here! "
While we are curious about whether the Prime Minister Li will go farming, gank forest or support, he continues to stop at a Pokemon card game.
"I'm not sure what to expect at the Yio Game On event. But judging by both the old and young at Yio Chu Kang this morning, Singaporeans clearly loved the games and had time to play together. ! " Mr. Ly Hien Long added.
In the last 10 years, Esport has proved to be one of the major industries not to be missed in Singapore. In fact, this is also a serious interest and passion for young people in the Lion Island nation – whether it's playing online games or watching streams via Youtube, Twitch and many other platforms.
Today, consider gamers to be "losers" and cling to families as obsolete notions. According to the AsiaOne, Esport is an industry that brings in billions of dollars through media rights, sponsorship and advertising activities. Not to mention more than 450 million Esport stream viewers worldwide.
In the seminar on Esport's viability in Asia, the CEO of META.us Alan Chou, explained why governments should focus on investing in the gaming industry.
"The younger generation spends most of his time watching content on smartphones instead of TV. On the website, there is Adblock to fight ads …" Chou affirmed at Echelon Asian Summit 2019.
"So, how to reach this customer group? Please support the content in the game."
In fact, Singapore is actively interested in Esport as a way to attract young people. And don't be too surprised when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is also learning to play Dota 2.