Local gamers had a glimpse of the exciting lives of professional gamers when they had the opportunity to interact with one of the world’s best and most recognised eSports team, Fnatic and watched Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg and Patrik ‘cArn’ Sättermon in action at the MSI Beat IT Pro-Gamer’s Gathering held at E2Max @ Cine on Wednesday (12 November 2014).
In a country where video games are ever-so-popular and a size-able part of entertainment and relaxation, it is of no surprise that the number of Singaporean pro-gamers has grown. Our pro-gamers are beginning to clinch top prizes in gaming competitions around the world and earning a living out of their passion for gaming.
MSI Beat IT Pro-Gamers’ Gathering was organized to offer budding local gamers an experience to learn about professional gaming and to hone their skills against the experts. Team Fnatic and MSI have been partners since 2009. MSI, with the input from Fnatic´s professional players, have created some of the most exciting gaming notebooks and hardware components.
The two legendary members of the world famous eSports team, Fnatic, were at the event to share their thoughts on their lives as professional gamers and impart their invaluable tips and must-have skills to succeed as professional gamers. Legendary Counter Strike player, former captain of the team and now Fnatic’s Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik ‘cArn’ Sättermon is one of the most recognisable faces in the world of PC gaming. Joining him is 22 year-old Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg who started gaming at a very early age as most gamers these days do. Famed ‘Devilwalk’ of Fnatic’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) rose to prominence when his team clinched back-to-back victories at the prestigious DreamHack Winter Championships. He now also coaches Fnatic’s CS:GO team who have dominated major competitions like FACEIT League Season 2 Championships and ESL One Cologne.
Gamers at the event, were elated at the opportunity to try their hand at three different gaming features at the Live Demo area and the chance to win attractive prizes. Of course, nothing compared to the chance to play with ‘Devilwalk’, ‘cArn’ and other local professional gamers in a bracket-system tournament.
“Since the inauguration of MSI Beat IT Tournament in 2010, MSI continues to create a platform for all gamers to showcase their skills and to compete with the best. We are proud to organize MSI Beat IT Pro-Gamers’ Gathering where visitors and budding local gamers have the opportunity to learn from the industry’s best while simultaneously creating a stage for them to play alongside and compete against the professionals and witness the legendary gamers in action. We hope that through this gathering we can help to inspire budding gamers and grow the eSports industry here in Singapore,” said Green Lin, Marketing Manager of MSI Notebook.
It’s nice to know our local gaming community is growing and getting recognized around the globe.
May those that desire a career as a full time professional gamer, get their chance through hard work / training and various opportunities provided by gaming companies.