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As an online gaming services provider, the Garena program has made it possible for gamers to communicate, play and connect to each other like never before! In 2007 Garena appeared on the online gaming scene and quickly evolved as an e-sport. In Taiwan and Southeast Asia it is now considered the largest online gaming platform in the industry.
Garena is a distributor of the most exclusive game titles that include arena and action role-playing games that allow for multiple players. Some of the popular games are League of Legends and Path of Exile. Garena has also partnered with several game developers, expanding its presence to countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines by the year 2010. However, preceeding this expansion, Garena was incorporated in Singapore in 2009 by Forrest Li and his associates.
Regional tournaments are organized regularly, which allows gamers to compete on the e-sports platform. For some, it helps them to develop their skills on a professional level. These events usually lead to gamers meeting and connecting face-to-face. For instance, the Garena Carnival is an annual event in Malaysia and Singapore and is an occasion for gamers to meet each other and connect offline.
The Garena+ platform is easily accessible for gamers, as they can download it for free. Its social features makes it possible for gamers to connect in a way similar to instant messaging. They can chat online, form groups, and check their game achievements and progress. This type of interaction has gained increased popularity among gamers through both public and private channels.
The Garena+ program promotes the use of virtual currency, just as other online providers. Shells are used to buy memberships that allow access to Garena+ whenever they choose. They also allow their gamers the ability to customize their gaming identities to where they can make name changes or customize an avatar.
As new games are being developed, Garena is destined to be a permanent platform in the future of the online gaming industry.