It’s been three years since the Singapore-based esports hotshot team Resurgence first burst into the scene, but their journey is just getting started. In celebration of its third anniversary, the organisation has announced a rebrand to RSG, where the original name, logo, and website, and team jerseys have all undergone revamps.
The move is part of RSG’s goal to expand its offerings as the team gears up for a targeted 150 million gaming audience in Southeast Asia by 2021. Said founder and CEO Jayf Soh, “The rebrand reflects our on-going commitment to innovate and evolve ahead of the pulse of the esports scene. In 2017, we started with a mission to empower and nurture aspiring players by creating opportunities for sustainable esports careers in Singapore. Today (19 November 2020), we are on track to achieve a projected three-fold increase in revenue for our financial year, despite the pandemic’s impact.
“RSG is dedicated to showcase Singapore esports to a regional stage and raise the bar, as we scale up and diversify our offerings to other synergistic aspects of the gaming and esports market.”
Translated into action, this means the team will be focusing more on fan engagement as well, which involves exploring strategic partnerships to improve fan experiences, delivering new content through new technology like augmented reality (AR) and CGI, and co-producing esports events within the region.
At the core of it all, though, RSG still seeks to groom talents and icons in the esports scene. With the members having participated in over 200 tournaments, competition will remain a constant presence, so there’s little time for them to rest on their laurels. In fact, two drivers have already been fielded for premier motor racing esports tournament E1 Championship that started on 19 November: Mikael “Mika” Hakimi and Ayman “Tadashi” Aqeem. The duo makes up a part of the roster which sees drivers and teams across 16 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific.
RSG will also be involved in the ONE Esports Mobile Legends Professional League Invitational starting on 27 November as one of the two invited teams from Singapore. Talk about kicking off the rebranded journey in great style, huh.
In just a short three years, the organisation certainly has come a long way, continuing to make its mark in the regional scene, and snagging achievements one after the next. Happy anniversary RSG, and here’s to greater, grander things ahead.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.