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Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports
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Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports

With a viewership that stands over 400 million people globally and continues to increase year over year, it simply cannot be denied any longer; Esports is big. The substantial growth that the sport has seen has also turned the heads of many within sports movement. And now on 16 December 2019, those two bodies are combining together to bring the sport forward with the worldwide launch of the Global Esports Federation. The Global Esports Federation (GEF) will be the first-ever global governing body for the esports ecosystem. This will consist of athletes, sports organisations, commercial partners and other constituents. GEF’s…
YouthX Campus Game Fest shows why values in sports and E-sports are “all the same”
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YouthX Campus Game Fest shows why values in sports and E-sports are “all the same”

The dust has settled in what has been a successful outing for National Youth Council (NYC)’s YOUTHX Weekend Festival that occurred during 3 and 4 August 2019. A 60,000 strong crowd turned up to support what was the culmination of a month-long celebration of youth aspirations and talents, attending highlights like the Super 24 Dance Competition, performances for SHINE and also newcomer Campus Game Fest. Campus Game Fest itself isn’t a new event, as the annual gaming event is a significant feature every year in Singapore ever since its first show in 2013.  However, the event organiser Singapore CyberSports &…
Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub
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Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub

On 1 March 2019, Singapore Sports Hub launched its first professional esports training facility. Team Flash, Singapore’s premier esports organisation, will be collaborating with Singapore Sports Hub on a cohesive talent development plan for 2019 to develop local emerging talent in esports, in view of Singapore’s participation in this year’s SEA Games in the Philippines and the next Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China. The provision of a structured and conducive environment will help in developing local emerging talents to excel in esports. Singapore Sports Hub is positioning to be the hub for this rapid growing ecosystem, with an outlook…
Saiyidah Aisyah: Her Road To The Rowing Olympics & Beyond
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Saiyidah Aisyah: Her Road To The Rowing Olympics & Beyond

“I MADE IT!” exclaims an overjoyed, Saiyidah Aisyah – a Team Singapore Rower, who finally made it into the Rowing Olympics in 2016. And a befitting progression to her sports career indeed, which was first punctuated in April 2007, when she won her first SEA Games medal – with several more in the following years of 2011, 2013 and 2015 respectively. If this still doesn’t ring a bell, you probably would have heard about her Crowdfunding Campaign, in which she self-funded her ticket to the Rio Olympics. Of course, this caused a bit of a commotion on the conversation of whether…
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