Singapore (CNN Business)When Min-Liang Tan started a business 13 years ago to make gear for playing video games, he faced a lot of doubters.
“I heard all these people saying, ‘Gaming? Isn’t that child’s play?'” he said. “No one wanted to get into gaming.”
Today, his Singapore-based company Razer is one of the biggest providers of gaming hardware and software in the world, with a market value of about $1.6 billion. A big part of its success came from getting in early on eSports
, an industry where hardcore gamers compete for money and fans.