Malaysians Move from Game-playing to Game-making

loading The International 2019 Dota 2 eSports tournament held at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena had a total prize pool of US$34.3mil!

GONE ARE THE days of the parent-child barter trade: “Score Straight As in your exams, and you’ll get that Gameboy Yellow you wanted.” Today, this coveted prize has been replaced by either a Nintendo Switch, a gaming laptop or the latest PlayStation. Clearly, the video game industry has progressed by leaps and bounds. The Discovery Tour feature of Assassin’s Creed: Origins was the result of teachers reaching out to Ubisoft on how they’d use the game as a tool for teaching history. In 2019 Malaysia’s 20.1 million gamers spent an estimated US$673mil on video games alone, making the country one of the ...

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