An Inside Look at Esports across Asia -- Xiao (Sean) Zhang (Co-Founder & CEO, Talon Esports)

Xiao (Sean) Zhang is the Co-Founder & CEO of Talon Esports, a professional esports organization with seven teams across APAC. Prior to launching Talon, Sean worked in finance at Kenetic, CLSA, Barclays, and National Australia Bank.

This episode took place during a special live stream for All That Matters 2020, Asia’s preeminent conference for the music, sports, gaming, and online entertainment industries. During our conversation, Sean shares his decision to leave banking and pursue a career in esports. He predicts increased gaming activity and VR adoption following the release of Sony and Xbox’s new consoles next year as well as more mobile games becoming competitive esports titles. Finally, he explains how esports adoption varies throughout the APAC region and encourages young, aspiring entrepreneurs to take more risks and not be afraid to make mistakes.

Host: James Creech


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James Creech is an entrepreneur focused on technology, online video, and digital media. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer marketing platform for media companies, agencies, and brands.


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