04 Dec '11, 4am

How Terence Ting turned his obsession with video games into a career ambition

At 20, Terence Ting, founder of Flash-eSports, is a name of sorts on the local gaming scene. He has organised e-sports events that have drawn thousands. He manages a stable of players that includes Singapore cyber-game champs. Yet it was gaming that once threatened to derail his entire future. He was 15 then, and his obsession was growing out of all proportion. "I kind of fell into a bottomless pit. I would game until early morning in my room like a recluse and, the next day, I'd go to school like a zombie. I gamed the entire year away," he admits sheepishly. Naturally, his grades suffered. The next thing he knew, he was being hauled to the principal's office with his parents present and he received one of the harshest reprimands of his life. The option of him dropping out of school was even considered. That session was enough to snap him back into reality, and he became c...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Sunday/FaceintheCrowd/EDC11120...

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