Indonesia gaming and esports – Covid-19 brings increased interest but also challenges

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Canceled industry events may have curtailed promotion and investment opportunities, but interest in gaming and esports has increased

With almost the entire world going through social distancing and even lockdowns amid the Covid-19 pandemic, video games are becoming more popular than ever. In March, US video game marketplace and platform Steam recorded 20m players logged in concurrently within 24 hours, breaking its previous records. Among these people, 6.4m were actively playing games.At least one Indonesian game developer has experienced a similar spike in interest. Igor Tanzil, CMO of game development company Agate, told CompassList that the company has seen “a sharp increase” in downloads and play time during the past mo...
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