Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a man who wakes up politics climate in Thailand by announcing himself into politics. He’s a vice executive chairman of Thai Summit Group who raised the profits from 30 billion to 100 billion baht. A tough young man who aims to take Thai people to conquer the heart of south pole. Apart from that, he is a game addict. Hey, don’t you have healing skills? When I was young, I grew up with Mario and Contra game, Game strategy of
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit I still play games, I play Go game online. Now I’d rather choose the game that I can finish quickly, or the long-term game that I can easily quit when I need to work. Playing games with your kid? On Saturdays and Sundays, I sometimes play games with my kid, I’ve got ROV skills from this. Another game that we usually play is Minecraft. And you lost? Usually, yes. I think our fingers don’t work as quickly as kids but I’m confident battling with Editor Lai Jud. Finally, the score is 2-0 and the winner is Editor Lai-Jud’s team. So, ROV battle Just for fun or been thought through? The reason I play online ROV is to tell the society that eSport is a high-potential market. It’s been estimated that there are 400 million people around the world following up. There’s big money going on for sponsorships, around 70,000 baht per year. Never reject the game addict? This isn’t new at all. When I was young this issue was already here, so I don’t think that we can deny games, or new technologies anymore. What matters is to live with them wisely, try to get the most out of it. In July 2017, SAT (Sports Authority of Thailand) approved eSport as sport, but What’re we going to do next? Many businesses will rise; Computer hardware,
Game’s voice actors,
Restaurant with game match cheering, and motivation to develop new technologies. Game business… can lead to other businesses and other technologies. Massive game industry can bring about the creation of new software corporations that’s related to technologies that would rule the world for another 20 years. Such as AI or augmented reality or virtual reality. What’s best for now is to develop eSport and related businesses. Create the market in Thailand. Seeing both pros and cons I think it’s a trend of thought. If we forbid a child to play games, when they grow up, they will lack certain skills. Well, being born in digital age, we probably need to learn through games. Then, it will motivate them to learn more about technology. Like in that time when teenagers loved to drive, fast! They grew up with the motivation to learn about cars and engines. I think this is the same. Developing and strengthening eSport should get us more access to new technologies.