Connecting the World Through Games

Video games and esports are no longer a niche form of entertainment, but for many young people are in fact one of the most popular forms of media and a vital way in which they connect with like-minded people all over the world. Global games and esport events are now linking players and viewers across the borders and languages, creating significant economic opportunities. But how can ASEAN reap the benefits of these global trends? Can the region also become “exporters” of games and related content, and global leaders in this sector? What can industry players and policy makers do to help push the frontier of this industry?