[Press Release] AIS x Techsauce Esports Summit is the first fully-credentialed global-level Esports and games industry seminar in Thailand on this 28 Oct, 2020

Esports has become more and more of an industry to watch over the past decade. Many sectors have seen its potential beyond merely playing computer games for entertainment. There are also multifarious new opportunities emerging, whether as sports for the digital age with no competitive limitations, the creation of new professions bringing in real incomes, and the creation of diverse content springing from interest in computer games and Esports. Even policymakers can see opportunities in Esports as a key factor to drive the country’s digital economy.

AIS, a regional leader of 5G networks and number one in Thailand with the most spectrum covering 77 provinces nationwide, is also a leader in Esports. It has joined forces with Techsauce Media Company Limited to present the AIS x Techsauce Esports Summit, the first fully-credentialed global-level Esports and games industry seminar in Thailand. It is packed full of content under 10 headings for businesses and interested parties to enjoy throughout the day. It will be possible to meet with industry veterans both from Thailand and at the global level, who include games developers, publishers, policymakers, the educational sector, leading international brands, professional players (Pro-players) and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the industry. They are all eager to share their knowledge, case studies, experiences and inspirations from the global Esports industry.

The AIS x Techsauce Esports Summit is an online event to provide the optimal experience. You could be an investor interested in the games business, a game developer wanting to promote Thai games internationally, a gamer or streamer wanting to win, or a parent wanting to support their offspring to achieve their dreams in the games industry. Any interested person wanting to learn about the games industry in depth, and particularly Esports, should not miss this special opportunity occurring on 28 October 2020, activities will start from 10.00 am onwards. They can join the live stream through the Facebook pages of Techsauce Thailand and AIS Esports, or through the AIS PLAY app. Every Thai person on every network can watch for free, without charge.

Alistair Johnston, Managing Director – New Business at AIS, said, “Esports has already proved that it is both sports, and an industry with potential. It can even grow in such dire circumstances as the Covid-19 pandemic. AIS, as the real leader of Esports, has taken a central role in providing continuous support and upgrades to the games and Esports industry, from developer to end-user. Now we have collaborated with Techsauce Media to organize the AIS x Techsauce Esports Summit, the first fully-credentialed global-level Esports and games industry seminar in Thailand. It is an important cooperation in the Esports sector between the government, the computer games industry in general, game developers, streaming platforms and Esports players at both the national and international level. It will be an exchange and sharing of knowledge leading to the development and upgrade of a robust Esports ecosystem. It will drive the digital economy, make Thailand a leader in Southeast Asia, and enable sustainable growth.”

Oranuch Lerdsuwankij, co-founder and CEO of Techsauce Media commented, “Nowadays, Esports is more than just entertainment, and has become a sector of interest with investment from leading global brands. It is also an industry creating unicorns in Southeast Asia. AIS x Techsauce Esports Summit wants to present the origins, attributes and opportunities of the Esports industry from every pertinent sector, at both the national and international level. We will apply our experience from organizing the Techsauce Global Summit to enable all attendees to appreciate the great content, which should be of benefit to everybody interested in Esports opportunities.”

Unmissable highlight sessions

When the world of sports must use Esports to go forward

Covid-19 has required the sports industry to adapt after competitions were canceled. This has led to holding virtual competitions digitally, which could be an important stepping stone to tap the potential of Esports, in particular with regard to locations and the experiences delivered to the audience. Julian Tan, Head of Digital Business at Formula 1, will talk about transferring the experience from the world’s most exciting car races to the battle for speed in the virtual realm.

Development and tips for engaging the customers of global brands with Esports

Learn the factors which attract giants from many industries to do their marketing in Esports. There are wide open opportunities in the games business for brands to engage through Esports activities and learn about consumer behaviors through marketing with Esports.

Tips from developers of world class streaming platforms

The audience is the most important part of the Esports community. This seminar will talk about the growth of the main streaming platforms which have become popular among gamers around the world, and the mechanisms to monetize these global streaming platforms.

A degree in gaming: Advice to parents about Esports

The gaming and Esports sector is continuing to grow and creating new occupations, whether game designers game broadcasters or even Pro players. This has stimulated many Thai universities to open degree courses responding to this demand. The seminar will feature discussion from University faculty such as Dr Monchai Sricharoensak from Sripratum University, Varanond Hanchaisri from Bangkok University and representatives of the business sector such as Dr Sarut Vanichpun, Chief Executive Officer, SEA. Discussion will be about courses directly concerned with gaming, and creating occupations for which there is market demand. Students and parents will be enabled to understand the opportunities on offer in this industry.

Get ready for this amazing content which should not be missed by anybody interested in getting a piece of the Esports industry. On 28 October, there will be a live stream of every session through the Facebook pages of Techsauce Thailand and AIS Esports, and through the AIS Play application. For full details of the event and free registration for each session, visit
 aisesportssummit.techsauce.co.

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