The esports scene is growing in Malaysia, and just recently we covered an article about the flourishing industry. Pro-gamers don’t just compete within this country; they also get a chance to compete internationally and represent Malaysia, for a chance of fame and glory on the global stage. And the stage this time is in England.
In a news article by The Star, the Commonwealth Esports Championships is a pilot event resulting from the partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation. There will be three titles for players to compete in, Dota 2 (Valve), eFootball (Konami) and Rocket League (Psyonix).
The event will take place in Birmingham, England, on 6 and 7 August 2022, and it will take place in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth countries were invited to join and the Malaysia Electronics Sports Federation (MESF), the governing organization for esports, will be sending 13 players to compete in Dota 2 and eFootball only.
For the Dota 2 open category, MESF sent Team Atlantis, which comprises of William Yeoh Kwok Teong, Denise Danial Abdullah, Chung Wei Shen, Ahmad Ayhad Husam, Pang Sze Xuan, and Loyd Yong Binjie. The head coach of the team is Yong Wen Hao.
In Dota 2 female category, Team Grills Gaming will be representing Malaysia. They are Stephanie Lim Yuen Lii, Bette Chia Hooi Ping, Tan Lyn Xhin, Nadrah Saufi, Wong Wei Sian and Lim Chern Tze. The team coach is Loh Yong Heng.
Meanwhile, Mohamad NorHaikal Mohamad Noh has been picked by MESF to compete in eFootball.
MESF also added that it aims to advance the esports industry on a national and international level along with the unveiling of a new logo designed in the style of Harimau Malaya.
The new logo encapsulates our Harimau Malaya, which represents nobility, strength, bravery and determination.
A tiger is fearless in the face of obstacles and is resilient in all situations. And that is what MESF, its members and players are made of.MESF, Deputy President, Afiq Fadhli Narawi