The Esports Struggle – Challenges in a Chaotic Industry | Jeanne Swee | TEDxMonashUniversityMalaysia

Although a rather new industry, e-sports tournament has been held in such grand manners, connecting representatives worldwide. Jeanne Swee talks about his ups and downs of being an e-sports champion. Jeanne Swee is a professional gamer, community manager and event organiser currently working on the front lines of the esports and gaming industry in Malaysia. He originally graduated with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the School of Oriental Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, before going on to become a Sociology and Politics teacher while obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from University College London (UCL). Feeling unsatisfied with the way that mainstream education systems engage with students, Jeanne returned to Malaysia in 2017 when he saw the opportunity to explore the esports and gaming industry in Malaysia as a potential avenue to engage, educate and empower the youth. Since then, he has spent the past 2 years working full time in the Malaysian esports and gaming industry where he has accumulated a wealth of experience carrying out a wide variety of roles including casting, hosting, event organisation/management, journalism and management for professional for esports teams.
During his time in the industry, he has worked with prominent esports companies such as Geek Fam, Mineski and eGG Network. Jeanne currently serves as a community manager and event organiser for the grassroots gaming organisation: Infinite Carnage, while also working as a gaming writer/journalist and testing his skills on the competitive gaming circuit whenever he has the opportunity, trying his best to build and empower young gamers and gaming communities in Malaysia. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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