Of clicks and consoles: eSports and Asia

In this episode of the Monsoon Podcast, Emily Lyon looks at the eSports industry and how professional video gaming is levelling-up in Asia.

Video games are a ubiquitous part of modern life, but the professional competitive sport that has grown around them is still poorly understood by many outside of the business.

How did this business come to be? Why does Southeast Asia have such a key role in the industry’s future? What even is eSports?

On this Monsoon Podcast, Emily Lyon shares the controller with Saira Mueller and Tobias Scholz, to answer these questions and give you a primer on all things eSports.

Saira Mueller is the Director of Content at Gen.G Esports. Saira is also a former journalist with Dot Esports, and the founder of the Women of Esports community.

Tobias Scholz is an Assistant Professor and Post-Doc Researcher at the University of Siegen. He is also co-editor of the annual eSports Yearbook, and a long-time eSports fan.

 

Feature image source: Pexels

Music: Inspired by Kevin MacLeod, Overworld by Kevin MacLeod, 8bit Dungeon Level by Kevin MacLeod

Additional sound effects and ambient noise from BBC Sound Effects archive, FreeSound, and Orange Free Sound.

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