The Korea eSports Industry Association (KeIA) held an official meeting to update their core members on the latest work carried out in both the Korean and international markets.
KeIA aims to revitalize the eSports industry, protect the rights of esports players and create win-win cooperation and synergies between members of the Association and their affiliations.
Chairman of KeIA, Bong Kyu Park welcomed everyone to the meeting and looked forward to a pleasant and exciting year ahead for the esports scene in South Korea. “South Korea has been one of the most active in eSports. We took part and won many international tournaments. This year, I will lead KeIA together with my Secretary General James Kim promoting eSports and getting ourselves connected to new markets. We are not just a Korean Association, we are international with existing partners in China, Singapore, Vietnam and beyond.”
Deputy Secretary General Tae Yoon Kim told our Blockcast.cc reporter: “I am particularly interested in reaching out to the European markets. For this meeting, we invited foreign guests to share their experiences with us. We want to explore how blockchain technology can help us promote esports more effectively. We want to build the market together and spread the esports Korean culture globally.”
“Thank you to Chairman Park for the invitation. As a blockchain gaming platform, we allow gamers to communicate with other gamers, manage their digital gaming assets and be rewarded with GMRX tokens for allowing our platform to use their GPU power. This is the power of our gaming platform. You can find out more at www.gaimin.io and the mining plugin will be launched to the public for download very soon.” said Clive Aroskin, COO of Gaimin.io, who gave a speech during the meeting. He also shared how their IEO with Biconomy had introduced global gamers to the platform and he hopes to share their experiences with the Association.
Anndy Lian who is an active member in the Korean technology community is being appointed as the Chairman for Singapore at KeIA: “I believe that blockchain technology and the usage of cryptocurrencies will transform the eSports industry as it opens up new global communities for the games to grow. Blockchain is the future of esports, it helps to fill up existing issues and gaps like payment along with bridging online and offline assets. As the chairman, I want to bring my international experiences to the KeIA and connect the KeIA to global companies and players.”
According to Statista, the eSports industry will reach USD1.79 billion in 2022, while blockchain technology revenues are expected to climb to over USD23.3 billion in size by 2023. A combination of both industries will produce revenues in the trillions of dollars over the coming years.
eSports will be the new growth engine to lead innovation in the economic world during this Fourth Industrial Revolution. For more information about KeIA, go to http://e-keia.com/.
Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.
Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.