In recent years, e-sports has emerged as a new and exciting concept in Vietnam after a period of strong development worldwide. Vietnam is contender for SEA Games’ e-sport competition Rising star of e-sports world E-sports opportunities in Vietnam Terence Ting, CEO of Team Flash Recently, a team of seven Vietnamese, called Team Flash AOV Vietnam, won the AOV World Cup 2019 (AWC 2019) after defeating the Chinese Taipei team with a score of 4-3. They are the first Vietnamese team to be crowned the world’s champion in e-sports. Việt Nam News talks with Terence Ting, CEO of Team Flash, a professional e-sports organisation, about the development of e-sports in Vietnam. Can you give us an overview of the e-sports market globally and in Southeast Asia? Is there potential for e-sports to develop in Vietnam? Certainly! Even though e-sports is still a new concept and nascent business, competitive gaming has actually been around since as early as the 1980s. The … [Read more...] about E-sports take off in VN after team wins world championship
Vietnam is positioned as a strong contender and potential representative for the e-sports competition at the SEA Games this year. Team Flash AOV Vietnam is crowned world champion in the Arena of Valor competition. — Photo courtesy of AWC 2019 Team Flash AOV Vietnam is the first e-sport team in Vietnam to be crowned the world champion for the Arena of Valor (AOV)/Lien Quan mobile e-sports competition. The victory marks Vietnam’s first-ever world championship title in e-sports. Team Flash AOV Vietnam, which includes seven Vietnamese members, beat Taiwan with a score of 4-3 in the final competition at the major e-sports event, Arena of Valor (AOV) World Cup 2019 (AWC 2019). AOV is among the six titles at the SEA Games for e-sports this year, where e-sports will be included as an official medal sport for the first time. Terence Ting, CEO of Team Flash from Singapore, said: “Considering that Vietnam has just been crowned World Champions which includes the wider APAC … [Read more...] about Vietnam is contender for SEA Games’ e-sport competition
I must admit I was just as shocked as everyone when I was told Tuoi Tre News (TTN) would have to shut down along with the Vietnamese language version. Although I knew the shutdown was only a few months, it was surprising how much it had become a part of my life. I didn’t realize how much I would miss TTN. Sniff…where’s the hanky? After contributing to the ‘City diary’ section of the TTN website for five years and more than 300 articles, it was disconcerting to find my weekly writing process grind to a halt. It felt like being fired from a job. Initially I wasn’t too worried but as time passed, the lack of a creative outlet began to get to me. No, my hands didn’t shrivel up in despair nor did I hide in the corner imagining my public life had come to an end. However I did eat more chocolate. I wrote more than one story a week as some events during the year required more content, for example, between Christmas and the Western New Year and then over the Tet holiday. Other times I … [Read more...] about Did ya miss us?
A group of RMIT students has designed an electronic portal to bring Vietnamese agricultural products closer to domestic and international buyers. Members of the AgriBiz start-up. The students from the Faculty of Business and Management, RMIT University Vietnam are Lac Tu Chau, Ha Tuan Nghiep and Le Khac Yen Nhi. They started their business (AgriBiz) a year ago with the desire to help Vietnam’s agricultural industry make a mark in the international market through the transformation and restructuring of the domestic market. Understanding the difficulties that both buyers and suppliers face in the process of finding agricultural products that meet domestic and international standards, Lac Tu Chau, founder of AgriBiz, was determined to build database for key agricultural products of Vietnam. “Through our portal, buyers can easily access and check the product’s farming data – the basic information for the raw material purchasing stage before they proceed with the … [Read more...] about Students develop e-portal to bring VN agricultural products to the world
Vietnamese futsal player Van Hieu has been named in the list of “five youngsters illuminating Lithuania” by football’s global governing body FIFA. Van Hieu (first from left) is among top 5 best players at FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 after a series of group matches (Photo: FIFA) According to FIFA, Van Hieu had never even played the sport when the last FIFA Futsal World Cup was taking place. It noted that he first took up the game in 2018 and became a Vietnamese futsal player just 12 months later before dazzling at the ongoing tournament in Lithuania. “And the winger who looks like a schoolboy had old pros feeling their age on Matchday 5. Van Hieu thwarted a Panama attack with an excellent tackle inside his own half, whizzed the length of the court, shrugged off two challenges, rounded the goalkeeper and cut the ball from an acute angle,” says FIFA. The website also quoted Vietnamese coach Pham Minh Giang as saying that Van Hieu represents a huge talent for … [Read more...] about Van Hieu among top 5 best players at FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021
7.3 million people in HCM City to receive COVID relief Over 7.3 million people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from HCM City’s third relief package. The city’s largest relief package to date was approved on Thursday by the standing committee of the People's Council, and will provide VNĐ1 million (US$45) to each person. There would be no discrimination between permanent and temporary residents and be distributed immediately, the city assured. The beneficiaries will include poor and near-poor households and those receiving social welfare people and facing difficulties due to the pandemic. Workers in difficult circumstances due to job loss and without an income will get paid. Parents, spouses and children living with unemployed workers will be among the others to benefit. People living in poor residential areas and in very difficult circumstances make up the final set of beneficiaries. All of them are required to be physically present to get the relief … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 24