The 2021 Vietnam e-sports white book was released on Thursday by the Vietnam Recreational E-sport Association (VIRESA) and the Appota E-sports creative platform developer and provider. This is the first-ever annual publication providing key information on e-sports for individuals, organisations, and businesses in the field, fostering its development in Vietnam. It will also provide updates on the operations of Vietnam’s e-sports industry and analysis, as well as touch on its growth amid digital transformation, the e-sports economy, and 5G and the future of the sport, among other topics, according to VIRESA.
The global e-sports market was posting annual growth of 10-15 percent prior to COVID-19. Notably, it surpassed the 1-trillion-VND revenue milestone in 2019.
In Vietnam, the number of players surged to nearly 18 million last year as more people started participating during the social distancing period.
The sport is listed among the official events at the upcoming 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.