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Perak Will Be Organising A National eSports Championship Next Year

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Perak Will Be Organising A National eSports Championship Next Year
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We told you eSports is getting serious globally and things are picking up here in Malaysia as well.

The Perak state government has taken the liberty to host a national-level eSports championship next year.

As seen in recent years, Malaysia is currently experiencing a growth in talents with gaming skills that could rival teams from all over the world.

Earlier in April, we heard about a homgrown professional eSports organisation that emerged as champions at the Dota 2 Asian Championships 2018.

Mineski bagged RM1.43mil from the championship.
Tournaments like this draw audiences and viewers in the millions, filling up stadiums better and faster than football leagues.

This is the League of Legends World Championship held in the United States.
Currently, eSports is already included in the lineup at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia this year as a demonstration.

And by the 2022 Asian Games, it will transition into an official medal sport!

So, organising a national eSports championship in Malaysia would act as a platform for more gaming enthusiasts to showcase their talents. 

"In terms of hardware, we already have it, and also the place. What is left is getting the allocation to organise the event," the State Youth and Sports Committee chairman Lee Chuan How said, as reported by Bernama.

The committee is engaging with associations and players at the moment to get more insight on the challenges and opportunities to come up with a proper action plan.

So, watch this space for more details about this national championship!

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