EP15 Prospects of E-sports for Young Adults
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"First on air 12 June 2021"

E-sports, or electronic sports, is a form of video gaming where different players and teams compete against each other for a championship and prizes. This industry and its competitions have kept on rising now that over 500 video games are included in e-sports tournaments around the world. The industry’s revenue is estimated to reach one billion U.S. dollars in 2021. While China is currently the largest market, Asean is the fastest growing region. With all these, would e-sports become a prospective career path for young Thai adults? Chulalongkorn University itself has set up a Chula eSports Club to promote this activity among its students and personnel. Asst. Prof. Dr. Vishnu Kotrajaras, who teaches computer engineering and is an advisor to the club, Pattrawut Rattanawiboon, who is studying nuclear engineering and an ex-president of the club, and Borwornsak Eiumtrakul, who has just completed his industrial engineering study and is an e-sports gamer, discuss various aspects of the industry and about its prospects as a career for young adults. All the three are from Chulalongkorn University.