● Led by a Singapore-based leadership team, the organization has swiftly expanded its presence to Malaysia and Vietnam; plans to reach 150 million audiences in 2021
● RSG to invest in new technologies to raise the bar for fan experiences, while looking to expand into new markets and groom talent across the region
RSG’s Leadership Team (from left): Benjamin Lim - Regional Manager (Operations), Wang Yaoxian - Regional Director (Branding and Content), Jayf Soh - Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Sim - Chief Operating Officer, Zanthel Tan - Regional Manager (Merchandise)
SINGAPORE – RSG, a premier Singapore-based Southeast Asian gaming and esports organization, has secured a US$1 million investment from FrontSight Capital Fund, an esports private equity fund managed by Tembusu Partners. The investment will be used to support RSG’s mission to engage the youth audience through esports and gaming content creators, by grooming and expanding the regional talent pool, growing its market reach, and strengthening its capabilities with new technologies.
With the new financing, RSG will continue to invest in talent cultivation across the region, with a focus on establishing new training facilities. The company will widen its regional footprint as it accelerates entry into emerging markets, in line with its target to reach 150 million gaming audience in Southeast Asia by 2021. Diversifying its offerings to other aspects of gaming and esports, RSG will improve fan experiences and deliver new content by leveraging new technologies, and showcasing made-in-Singapore capabilities to regional and global audiences.
Said Managing Partner at FrontSight Capital, William Cao on the investment,
“While the US and China currently lead the global gaming industry, the growth journey for Southeast Asia’s esports sector has only just begun and we are proud to be one of the first movers supporting the local esports industry. Across Southeast Asia, we see many young and untapped esports organisations that are well-positioned to expand regionally and globally. RSG is an example of such a company, with the right drive and ambition, coupled with a clear roadmap towards becoming one of the largest esports organisations in Southeast Asia. Looking ahead, we will make it our goal to support RSG’s leadership in the frontier of today’s market, and will continue to keep an eye on similar strategic investments into suitable esports organisations to reap synergistic benefits for all stakeholders.”
Said Founder and CEO of RSG, Jayf Soh,
“It has been an exhilarating and eventful journey thus far for RSG. As one of the first modern esports organisations founded in Singapore, we challenged the gaming and esports narrative and fought hard to put Singapore esports on the map. We have grown through the years and are grateful for the trust that our partners, fans, and the regional esports community have placed in us. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter, as we embark on the next level and make our mark on the greater region. We are honoured to have the support of strategic investors who believe in our vision, recognize our track record and amplify our steady growth as a leading player in Southeast Asia. We remain committed to uplift esports through competitive and community excellence and be a credible bridge for brands and investors to engage with this booming market. We are excited about this new milestone, as we gear up to put RSG on the global esports map in the near future.”
RSG currently manages championship-winning teams across Singapore, Malaysia and most recently, Vietnam. The newly-formed League of Legends: Wild Rift team were Champions of the SEA Icon Series: Preseason Vietnam tournament held in February 2021, and is the hot favourite to win the domestic championship title when the regular season kicks off later this month. With more than 50 championships and 80 podium finishes since it was founded in 2017, RSG is fully committed towards building a tradition of excellence in competitive esports.
In addition to competitive gaming, RSG has explored strategic partnerships from both the public and private sectors, including Pizza Hut, Secretlab, LEGION, Yoodo, and *SCAPE. Through initiatives to increase accessibility of esports talent and content, and the empowerment of youths to pursue their passion for gaming and esports, RSG has helped chart out new opportunities within the industry’s ecosystem.
RSG also announced the appointment of Bobby Sim as its Chief Operating Officer. Bobby has close to a decade’s experience in business development and managing esports teams. As part of RSG’s leadership team, he will play an integral role to oversee the business development, strategic planning, and the expansion of the organization in the region.
RSG is a leading organization headquartered in Singapore that seeks to become a dominant influence in APAC through gaming and esports, fueled by the relentless pursuit of excellence.
Since its inception, RSG has competed in over 200 tournaments and won Singapore’s first Silver Medal for esports at the 2019 SEA Games. The organization has also fielded championship-winning teams across key markets in Southeast Asia, with its top-performing team reaching over 970,000 peak concurrent viewers.
RSG is committed towards challenging the narrative for gaming and esports. Find out more at www.rsg.gg.