E-sports player granted deferment for studies, not for
Overwatch World Cup: Mindef 1

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has clarified an online report by The Straits Times on Tuesday (Aug 6) saying that e-sports player Figo Chua was granted deferment from national service (NS) to take part in an international competition.

A Mindef spokesman said the basis for Mr Chua’s deferment from national service was not for participation in the Overwatch World Cup, but to pursue a course in the Institute of Technical Education instead.

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