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“One point about the rapid growth of mobile esport in Asia is that a lot of people there either don’t have the money for consoles or PCs, or have the ability to have them,” says Juri Juskevits, Director of Esports and Community for Critical Force. “On the other hand, everyone has a mobile device and those are getting better every year.” Juskevits elaborated that living spaces in China are very small, so having a large PC tower for gaming wouldn’t be ideal.
With the goal of capitalizing on the popularity of eSports and give it an academic spin, Tencent has joined hands with Oxford University to offer courses in eSports for students looking to get into professional gaming.