Local eSports industry adapts to new normal during pandemic

Though it’s possible to practise with teammates via online matches, most trainers feel coaching is best done face to face. — AFP

As online play helps eSports chart a path forward through the pandemic, pushing tournaments and fans into the virtual realm, the industry weighs in on where the offline aspect fits in and what this holds for its future.

Esports Darul Khusus Club (ESDK) talent scout Ashraf Abdul Hadi said the mushrooming online tournaments were attracting fresh, young talent who had never joined serious competitions before.

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