Hong Kong eSports

Survey: 80 percent of Hong Kong Youth Don’t Want eSports Career

South China Morning Post: “Hong Kong’s largest youth NGO has asked the government to hit the reset button on video games and recognise the pastime as a sport after a survey revealed 80 per cent of young people had no interest in pursuing the potential multibillion-dollar industry as a career.”

“The respondents, aged between 15 and 29, cited peer and parental pressure, the lack of career prospects and even the stigma associated with video games as reasons for holding them back.”

“The organisation behind the study, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, called on city officials to boost the industry’s image, saying a complex housing an arena, training facilities and lodging for players should also be built to aid e-sports development in the long run.”

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