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Singtel powers up support for gaming and esports for SEA Games

Misc News - Published on Thu, 14 Mar 2019

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Singtel announced a sponsorship for Singapore’s first Southeast Asian Games esports team, the appointment of Singtel PVP Ambassadors and two new amateur leagues under the PVP Esports banner to help cultivate the budding gaming and esports scene in Singapore, at a special launch event today. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education was the Guest of Honour at the event.

Mr Arthur Lang, CEO of Singtel’s International Group, said “This year will be an inflection point for the industry in Singapore and the region. The popularity of esports and gaming is increasing exponentially. Our aim is to grow the gaming ecosystem in the region, further driving recognition in Asia, to provide fans more opportunities to share in their passion. Community is a foundation of gaming and we’re excited to support them with these new initiatives. We want the community here to ‘get gaming’.”

Singtel will also support local pioneer esports teams and players, RZR Xian, Resurgence and Asterisk* as Singtel PVP Ambassadors. All teams and players are well-respected in gaming circles and accomplished esports athletes in their respective games, having participated in tournaments internationally. These sponsorships will help support them as they continue to hone their skills and represent Singapore on the world stage. As Singtel PVP Ambassadors, they will work closely with Singtel on community engagement activities and social content development. Fans will also have opportunities to meet these local gaming heroes at future Singtel PVP gaming events.

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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