The SHINE Journey

The SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme may have ended but the memories and lessons live on.

Follow the video series and relive the amazing journey.

“Growing with the Caster Mentees” By Jenny ‘Reirachu’ Lee

The recently concluded SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme: Esports was the first programme of its kind in Singapore. It is also the first programme of its kind that I had the opportunity to be a part of. The esports industry has been growing exponentially...

“Contextualizing the SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme: Esports in Singapore” by Leonard ‘OMO’ Loh

Writing this after watching Royal Never Give Up and Invictus Gaming battle it out in a 60,000 seater stadium in Nanjing, China - it’s clear the state of Esports in Singapore and most of South-East Asia is incomparable to that of juggernauts like China, Korea and...

“Grab These Opportunities We Didn’t Have” by Amanda ‘Tania Mae’ Tan

When I first agreed to be a part of the SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme: Esports, I had no idea it was an initiative led by the National Youth Council. Learning more about the extent of the programme, I was surprised by the amount of support we received....

“Passing It On as a Player Manager” by Zanthel

Esports management goes beyond the struggles of grooming teams and the glory of victories. Through SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme: Esports, I was able to share years of experiences with mentee Leif Phang. Leif is a passionate player in the esports...

Tales from the Mentees

We sat down with three mentees who went through 3 different esports tracks - Player, Coach/Player Manager, Caster - to find out about their personal experience completing the 3-month long SHINE x *SCAPE Talent Development Programme. Ahmad 'Kriyce' Nur Adli, Player...

The Nature of Scrims

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of competitive esports, then you’ve likely not heard of “scrims”. According to the dictionary, a scrim is “a strong, coarse fabric, chiefly used for heavy-duty lining or upholstery”. In online gaming however, it refers to a practice...

Handy Tips from the Pros

When we think of esports, the image of teenage boys sitting at their computers pop into mind. At esports competitions, the fast-moving virtual games are shown on the big screen. Games play out like animated action stories, except they happen in real time with live...

Esports Inspirational Talk by Chawy

Wong ‘Chawy’ Xing Lei is the only Singaporean League of Legends player who has made it professionally. He has managed to go further than any other local League of Legends player, playing on professional teams in the major Taiwanese LMS league. Sacrificing sleep,...

Esports Workshop by Razer Xian

The first thing you’ll notice when Ho ‘Xian’ Kun-Xian starts to talk is how naturally he makes everyone feel comfortable. Matching faded grey jeans with his sponsored black Razer jersey and pure white sneakers to pop, Xian was back home in Singapore to spend an...

SHINE x *SCAPE Selection Trials

Standing video cameras, bright tripod lamps and the smell of pizza. It’s not every day you see a fully deck-ed out production crew and a platter of pepperoni in a LAN shop at the same time. With support from the National Youth Council, trials for the League of Legends...