Coming as a surprise into the week, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on his Facebook page, his plans to commit 10 million Singaporean Dollars (approx. 7 million USD) to help facilitate the growth and development of the gaming and esports scenes in Singapore and South East Asia.
He starts off his announcement by saying:
“While I founded Razer in the US, I’m still a Singaporean citizen and we have an office in Singapore with about 500 staff[…]
I’d like to be able to give back and do more for gaming in Singapore. To this end, I’ve decided to commit S$10M in funding over the next 12 months for gaming and esports activities in Singapore, including supporting esports teams in Singapore as well as investing in gaming/esports companies in Singapore or founded by Singaporeans.”
With this new rise in money and a brand new partnership for South East Asia, it could bring about a strong future in its esports scene.
Tan begins to close his statement by saying that he looks forward to “to giving back” and “doing more” for his community.
Tan also invites other Singaporean gaming companies to reach out to him to continue to build up its respective esports scenes.
All in all, the future looks bright for South East Asia and esports in the coming years.
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