The first fully-professional esports organisation based out of Singapore, Chaos Theory, was officially announced over the weekend.
Chaos Theory was founded by Drew Holt-Kentwell, former Head of Global Esports at Razer, and Hai Ng, co-founder of Neomancer LLC.
Founded by Drew Holt-Kentwell, former Head of Global Esports at Razer, and Hai Ng, co-founder of Neomancer LLC, the organisation will attempt to bring structure to the thriving, but disorganised, esports scene in Singapore. Chaos Theory hopes to be a multi-team powerhouse in the South-East Asia region, contributing to the whopping $325 million the region is expected to contribute to esports overall growth in 2017.
“The esports industry is exploding, and there is a huge talent pool here with untapped potential,” said founder Kentwell. “Chaos Theory was set up to establish new professional standards for the industry, and change the way esports teams in SEA are seen and run. We want to equip esports professionals with the experience and skills that they need, to cultivate world-class players and show that a career in esports is viable.”
The organisation has sponsorship contracts with Corsair, Sector Six Apparel, food delivery service Foodpanda, Zero Dot One, and a Singaporean LAN café called Colosseum.
Chaos Theory is set to offer full contracts for its first two teams, including an all-female League of Legends team previously known as Battle Bunnies, and an Overwatch roster featuring Muhammed “Ajen” Nazryn and Haikail “Cup” Ong, who participated in the Overwatch World Cup for their country.
Players will be treated to benefits including pension fund contributions from the team, and full-coverage medical care, and the team staff will focus on in-depth analytic coaching to help their players reach their maximum potential.
The organisation hopes to continue its growth and expand into other titles such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds, Dota 2, and Mobile Legends (a mobile game similar to League of Legends), as well as nearby countries within SEA such as Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines. It currently has sponsorship contracts with Corsair, Sector Six Apparel, food delivery service Foodpanda, Zero Dot One, and a Singaporean LAN café called Colosseum to financially aid its endeavors.