With 9.5m esports gamers in Southeast Asia alone, the first edition of WeOne’s Southeast Asian League (SEAL) at BroadcastAsia2018 is set to bring esports closer to Singapore.
Blockchain-based esports tournament and gaming platform WeOne, along with esports organiser Cresmos, will be hosting their first live esports tournament, SEAL, in Singapore alongside BroadcastAsia2018, Asia’s top industry event for pro-audio, film, digital media and broadcasting.
“It is the perfect choice to launch SEAL in Singapore, our home country. We are passionate in building a vibrant and vivacious esports community and our vision of One Gaming World,” WeOne CEO Leo Kwek said. According to research by market intelligence provider Newzoo, Southeast Asia is the industry’s fastest-growing region, with more than 9.5 million esports enthusiasts, and the number is expected to double by 2019. Moreover, esports is set to become a competitive sport at the 2022 Asian games.
To be staged at BroadcastAsia’s Esports Arena Studio, the SEAL tournament will see top action over three days as Hearthstone gamers from Southeast Asia congregate to battle for the championship title. With an all-access view of the games, attendees can get up close with players, commentators, and the live-streamed tournament, as well as interact with prominent esports personalities and competitive athletes.
Scheduled guided tours will offer an exclusive preview of the various areas, roles, as well as know-how from the crew and on equipment utilised for the tournament production. Also, attendees can get further immersed in the excitement by participating in token airdrops powered by WeOne.
Esports enthusiasts looking to deepen their knowledge should also head down to Producer Connect at BroadcastAsia. The one-day only session will discuss the hottest topics surrounding content generation for this fast-growing sport, and panellists include industry veterans such as Frank Sliwka, CEO of ESL Gaming (Asia) and Nigel Smart, CEO of Adelaide Football Club and Project Lead at Legacy Esports.
“Asia is earmarked for exponential growth for esports and we are very pleased to partner with Cresmos to bring the first Southeast Asian League to Singapore. Nothing beats being at a sporting event up close, and we are confident the staging of SEAL will elevate both event and attendee experiences at BroadcastAsia to whole new levels,” said Calvin Koh, Assistant Project Director, UBM, organiser of BroadcastAsia.
Southeast Asian League Tournament Details:
Date: 26-28 June 2018
Location: BroadcastAsia2018, Suntec Singapore, Level 6 (Esports Arena Studio)
Time: 10am – 5pm (Registration starts 930am)