Garena (Thailand) launched ‘Garena World 2019: Unlock Your Passion,’ the biggest game and eSports event in South East Asia.
The opening ceremony is joined and is given an opening speech by Mr. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, Deputy Governor for Digital Research and Development, Tourism Authority of Thailand. Organizing for 7th consecutive years, Garena World 2019 is packed with zones and activities from Garena’s top game.
Garena World 2019 will be held on6th – 7th April at Hall 98 – 100 of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
Garena World 2019 showcases Garena’s commitment to strengthen Thailand’s gamers’ community with Garena as the community center who provide popular gaming contents and products, to provide understanding of game and eSports industry to wider public, and to solidify Thailand’s game and eSports ecosystem to be the hub of South East Asia region.
At the present, Thailand’s gaming industry is ranked at 19th place with total industry valued at USD 667 million, moving up from 20th place in 2018.
In this events, attendants could enjoy and experiences from a renowned game from Garena such as ‘Arena of Valor’ (RoV), the leading ‘Multiplayer Online Battle Arena’ (MOBA) game,
‘Free Fire,’the first ‘Battle Royale’ game on smartphone that is both developed and published by Garena, to the latest ‘Speed Drifter,’ the first multiplayer-racing game from Garena (Thailand).
Additionally, attendants could enjoy many exciting activities in from popular game zones such as ‘League of Legends’ (LoL), ‘Point Blank,’ ‘FIFA Online 4,’ and ‘Ring of Elysium’ (RoE). In sum, Garena World 2019 includes 10 international eSports competitions with the total prize pool valued over THB 17 million.
Apart from activities from game zones, Garena World 2019 comes with one special zones‘Garena Get & Give’where attendants could discover new inspiration and passion not only limited in game content and eSports competition.
For the first time in Garena World, Garena Get & Give is a zone connecting academic interests to game and eSports industry from special talk sessions from academic, eSports, and game professionals.
Mr. Siripakorn Cheawsamoot, Deputy Governor for Digital Research and Development, Tourism Authority of Thailand states, “today the importance of game and eSports is no longer limited within the game content itself, but a wider ecosystem that connects industry to industry.
Garena World is an international event that reflects the established ecosystem within the gaming industry of Thailand, which is among the biggest industry of South East Asia region.
More importantly, Garena World also helps supporting our country economy and tourism industry at both micro and macro level. From passionate gamers to investors who comes from around the world, all travel to visit our beautiful country.
Economic-wise, Garena World will be part of the bigger mechanic that drive Thailand toward ‘Value-based Economy,’ moving from a product-based economy to an innovation-based economy, changing from manufacturing production to technology based on idea and creativity.
All of which is the essence that Tourism Authority of Thailand prioritizes, as well as, attracting travelers from around the world through digital content. These will surely appeal to a new group of tourists such as gamers to consider Thailand as their top destination.”
Mr. Krit Pattanateacha, Head of Garena (Thailand) Co., Ltd., states“Garena World reflects both the fast-growing industry of game and eSports that is no longer limited to game but turn into a solid ecosystem,
And more importantly, capture Garena’s philosophy and commitments to deliver products and services that best fulfill the ever-changing needs of today gamers and provide the best gaming experience for our gamers’ communities throughout the SEA region and around the world.
Mega-event such as Garena World also reflects our leading position in both game and eSports industry. We hope that Garena World will be a give-back to our gamers ‘community who always gives us a wonderful support, and more importantly will be a proof of game’s potential to be ‘inspiration’ not just an entertaining platform.
Through, the process of gamification, we could learn and gain soft skills needed in the digital era such as critical and analytical skills, collaborative skills to management skills.
Game could also teach us how to live with technology in the digital ear, to how to communicate Thainess to gamers’ community around the world who are watching Garena World 2019.”
Garena World 2019 will be held under the concept ‘Unlock Your Passion’ from 6th – 7th April at Hall 98 – 100 of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC).