6 Dec 2021

CTESA: Stay-at-home economy boosts esports and gaming


CTESA: Stay-at-home economy boosts esports and gaming

Taiwan Excellence is working with the Chinese Taipei Esports Association (CTESA) to join the 13th IESF Esports World Championship and bring Taiwanese players to the world stage.

This follows a boom period for Taiwanese brands including ASUS, Acer, MSI and AORUS who have been among the beneficiaries of the “stay-at-home economy”, which has seen gaming and esports considerably grow during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With approximately two million active Taiwanese players for popular online games, Taiwan is the 15th largest PC and mobile games market worldwide, says newzoo. Esports laptops allow players to satisfy both their entertainment and work needs, while driving sales opportunities for peripheral products, including screens, motherboards, keyboards, computer mice, and headsets.

Serving as the sole authority of esports in Taiwan, CTESA aims to construct a sustainable esports ecosystem along with the stakeholders via industry-academia collaboration, talents cultivation, standards building and international communication.

Major Taiwanese manufacturers include ASUS, with its esports notebooks holding a market share of 48.8% in the third quarter of 2021, while the other leading Taiwanese brands include MSI, Acer and AORUS.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the value of the combined gaming PC and monitor markets is expected to grow from $43 billion (€38bn) in 2020 to just over $60 billion (€53bn) in 2025.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551

Latest stand-out products from Taiwanese brands include the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551, the MSI Clutch GM41 wireless gaming mouse and Acer’s Predator Triton 500 SE gaming notebook.

According to the ASUS, its ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 offers an innovative ROG ScreenPad Plus secondary display, as well as a cutting-edge cooling system that powers the latest AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 GPU. All this helps take Windows 10 gaming to “a whole new dimension” ASUS says.

Users can choose between ultrafast 300Hz/3ms or high-res 4K 120Hz/3ms gaming panels that lets the user tailor their system for “pro-level esports or content creation”.

MSI’s Clutch GM41 lightweight wireless gaming mouse, meanwhile, also promises a second-to-none gaming experience with its ambidextrous operation and a weight of just 65g. The mouse is built around a PIXART PAW-3370 sensor rated for 20,000 DPI sensitivity for ultra-fast responsiveness. The mouse also features a high-end optical sensor with extremely precise tracking delivers high speed reliability at 400 IPS and pinpoint accuracy up to 16000 DPI with a 1ms polling rate.

MSI Clutch GM41 wireless gaming mouse

Finally, with 2.4G wireless technology, PTFE skates for smooth glides and battery life that lasts up to 80 hours on a full charge, MSI says that the Clutch GM41 “will always offer users a steady connection to victory”.

Acer’s Predator Triton 500 SE is another product that offers a sleek gaming notebook design. With Acer’s Vortex Flow technology, the notebook’s cooling system features an all-metal 5th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D fan that has been specially designed to maximise airflow and reduce noise, Acer says.

The Triton 500 SE also supports NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3080 graphics and up to 32GB DDR4, making it ideal for smooth gameplay and content creation, Acer says.

Acer’s Predator Triton 500 SE

All of the above brands are part of the Taiwan Excellence programme which showcases the best of Taiwanese innovation. Started in 2014, Taiwan Excellence organizes gaming events and promotion activities. This year, Taiwan Excellence cooperate with Chinese Taipei Esports Association (CTESA) to join the 13th IESF Esports World Championship, to bring Taiwanese players to the world stage.

For more information, please visit the Taiwan Excellence virtual pavilion here, where visitors can explore and experience a wide selection of quality ICT as well as gaming devices and products.

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