Esports: Why pro video gaming will be bigger than the NFL
A rising power in the e-sports arena, the Philippines now has its own e-sports league, with competitions drawing a larger audience than the local basketball league.
Filipinos tipped to clean up inaugural events at SEA Games in a country where close to 50 million, or about half the population, play video games
MANILA • Eighteen-year-old Alexandre “AK” Laverez can’t sit still. He has the kinetic energy of a spinning top, always moving.
But when he’s in front of a screen and playing Tekken, his focus is razor-sharp. He has been playing Tekken – a video game where two players duke it out with fantasy karate skills – since he was four, when an uncle handed him a PlayStation controller and showed him the ropes.