The seedy world of videogame gambling was recently thrust into the spotlight after the revelation that two highly successful YouTubers were promoting a gambling site that they also happened to own. Videogames and eSports, despite being worth over US $100 billion every year, have no unified international agencies with powers to investigate and ban bad actors - like NBA, ICC or FIFA.
Astro will launch its first dedicated 24-hour e-sports channel in June, part of an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences.
In an industry worth over an estimated hundred billion US dollars, gaming is not just big business for developers and manufacturers but for cybercriminals too, according to cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.
At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015), HTC Corp announced its most powerful smartphone, the HTC One M9, a fitness tracker, as well as a strategic partnership with Valve that it said would bring mass-market Virtual Reality (VR) one step closer.