eSports in Indonesia: A Conversation with Ivan Yeo and Hartman Harris of EVOS eSports
(Transkrip Bahasa Indonesia di sini)
Southeast Asia has embraced eSports with a fervour unmatched by any other region in the world. Indonesia specifically has of recent outgrown its neighbours in eSports. As eSports has gone mobile, Indonesia has leap-frogged from notoriously poor fixed line network connectivity, to the faster speeds of its mobile networks, thus making anyone with a smartphone a potential eSports spectator, or even an athlete!
EVOS eSports co-founders Ivan Yeo and Hartman Harris join us to discuss the eSports opportunity in Indonesia. EVOS continues to add new business lines, reflecting a multiplication of opportunities in the eSports category. From professional team and player development, to "influencer marketing", to merchandising and extensive media licensing, and most recently a budding subscription business; Ivan and Hartman walk us through the ups-and-downs of being Southeast Asia's innovator in eSports.
Tune in for an entertaining discussion of eSports "influencers." Find out how EVOS has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 era. Compare how the definition of "professional athlete" has evolved in the digital era compared to the traditional NBA or EPL star. Explore issues such gaming addiction and the risks of regulatory restrictions, and listen to Ivan and Hartman as they outline what they see as the future of eSports in Indonesia.