- Singapore Sports Hub is providing a professional esports training facility, with a view towards Singapore’s participation at the 2019 SEA Games.
- Team Flash, one of Singapore’s most prominent esports teams, have several of their athletes crowned as Asian champions for FIFA esports last year.
- Joint-partnership in hosting workshops and community events to sustain the growth of esports in Singapore.
Singapore, 1 March 2019 – Singapore Sports Hub and Singapore’s premier esports organisation, Team Flash, are collaborating on a cohesive talent development plan for 2019 which includes a professional esports training facility to develop local emerging talent in esports, in view of Singapore’s participation in this year’s SEA Games in Philippines and the next Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China. The provision of a structured and conducive environment helps the athletes to focus in their training regime so as to develop local emerging talents to excel in esports.
Singapore Sports Hub is positioning to be the hub for this rapid growing ecosystem, with an outlook to host more esports-related events in this world-class arena. In 2018, Singapore Sports Hub hosted the first Hyperplay (co-organised by Riot Games and MTV) and the AOV Valor Cup organised by the Singapore Cyber Sports Online Gaming Association (SCOGA).
Team Flash has achieved recognition for Singapore with multiple podium finishes at international esports tournaments. Their most significant achievement came at the EA Champions Cup last year, beating top Asia-Pacific countries including China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, and winning USD$208,000 in team prize winnings.
Team Flash also enjoyed success on the regional front, with its Arena of Valor team from Vietnam coming in 2nd at the World Championships in Bangkok last year. Overall, Team Flash’s esports athletes won an impressive USD$350,000+ in prize money across all titles in 2018.
Some of the top esports athletes Team Flash have developed include Joseph “Zarate” Yeo and Amraan “Amraan” Gani, who both represented Singapore at the FIFA E-World Cup, Global Playoffs in Amsterdam last year.
With this partnership, Singapore Sports Hub will be the first predominant sports venue to support a team-exclusive training facility with Team Flash as a key partner. The partnership also includes hosting regular workshops and community activations anchored around Sports Hub venues, highlighting the rising profile of national athletes in esports.
“Singapore Sports Hub is always proud to be a part of our local sports ecosystem. We are looking forward to the exciting plans with Team Flash which includes providing a conducive environment for emerging local talents especially in the world of esports. Singapore Sports Hub will be the partner of choice to growing Singapore’s esports industry and building future national stars” said Adam Firth, Chief Commercial Officer of Singapore Sports Hub.
“We are truly excited to partner Singapore Sports Hub to develop the country’s top esports talent. Our strategic partnership will provide us with the essential infrastructure to execute our talent roadmap in this world-class venue with traditional athlete support for our esport athletes,” said Terence Ting, CEO & Founder of Team Flash.
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Esports earnings 2018, Singapore https://www.esportsearnings.com/history/2018/countries/sg