Energy Costs in Relation to Thailand’s Growing Population of Gamers

Market reports show that the pandemic gave the global gaming industry a boost, as the number of gamers now account for 36.9% of home entertainment consumers. Gamers in Southeast Asian countries are central to this growth, especially in Thailand where the government shows strong support for esports and the gaming industry. However, since Thailand relies heavily on fossil fuel, other sectors are concerned that the increased usage of energy-intensive game applications will negate the country’s efforts to meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

There is no doubt that the entire gaming market in Thailand will continue to grow, since the rollout of 5G network in the country has greatly increased smartphone penetration.

Of Thailand’s 69 million population, it is estimated that 41% or about 27.8 million are gaming citizens. Recent surveys show that Thai gamers are more than willing to pay for games, whether cloud-based, downloadable or in CDs. The significance of these willingness is evident in Thailand’s gaming industry to which 71% of the revenues generated last year are from mobile game sales.

Apparently, the Thai government’s support for the gaming industry has had positive impact on Thai’s economy when compared to other Asian countries. The slump experienced by Thailand as a result of the pandemic was not as grave and enduring the way it is in countries that rely mainly on tourism.

Digital Economy Promotion Agency Voiced Plans to Address Concerns

Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), the government body tasked to support and promote digital-technology adoption in the country announced plans to collaborate with the country’s operators of Global Systems for Mobile (GSM) communications, as well as with the leading sources and providers of all digital technologies in Southeast Asia and Thailand.

Plans for collaborative actions will kick off with an online conference focused on the overall impact of the gaming and esports industry on Thailand. The discussion is in line with DEPA’s mission to ensure that the adoption of digital technology will benefit not only Thailand’s national economy but also the social, cultural and security conditions of the nation.

Singaporean Researchers Conducted Studies on How to Optimize Battery Energy of Mobile Devices

In a separate report published on Feb. 2021 in the IEEE website, a group of Computer Science researchers of Singapore’s Yonsei University took to analyzing the functional characteristics of games, to determine the source/s of energy inefficiency in gaming devices, particularly in mobile phones. Their studies led them to recommend a system called System-level Energy-Optimization for Game Application (SEGA) as a way to improve energy efficiency.

The conventional practices and behaviors in gaming relates to performing actions that will enable players to level up at a faster rate, score higher and take on seemingly impossible challenges. However, while succeeding in such actions is important to the completion of missions that can gain them gaming rewards, the time it takes to achieve missions also impact the efficiency of energy use in their mobile devices.

According to the Yonsei University computer science experts, the SEGA scheme works by controlling power consumption of the CPU and the Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). The governing principles of the SEGA system involve the integration of Gsync-aware GPU, on-demand touch boosting and adaptive capacity clamping.

The recommendation sounds promising especially in playing the Free Fire battle royale shooter game, currently the most popular mobile content in Thailand. In the meantime that the recommended SEGA system has not yet been recognized for global gaming adoption, weaker players are likely to continue with the practice of availing the services of a โปร Free Fire (Free Fire Pro) account.

For all its worth, using a gaming-assisted account can help improve and sustain the gaming satisfaction of weaker Free Fire players, as well as minimize the energy use of their mobile device battery.