Twitch partners Singapore Cybergame and Online Gaming Association to boost local scene

Twitch partners SCOGA to boost local eSports scene

Video game live streaming site, Twitch, is partnering the Singapore Cybergame and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) in lending expertise in live-streaming gaming to its new eSports academy according to a report by The Straits Times.

This comes after the announcement that eSports will be a category in the upcoming Asian Games.

The academy will hold classes to train professional gamers and other related fields such as live-streaming and shoutcasting. Shoutcasting refers to commentators giving a blow-by-blow commentary as a game is played.

Support is important, especially in Singapore, where there are lots of pressure and priorities against e-gaming," said Nicholas Khoo, chairman, SCOGA.

"It's not just all about being a professional gamer. There are so many more opportunities in the growing e-sports industry, like streaming, coaching and organising events," he added.

Besides training professional gamers, there are also classes on how to stream professionally, from how to use better lighting, camera angles to how to engage their audience.

“We are looking to support the region by investing in the Singaporean e-sports scene and by providing local content creators with the opportunity to make a living on our platform," said Raiford Cockfield III, director Asia-Pacific partnership, Twitch.

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