eSports in Malaysia: What Awaits Competitive Gaming?

By Alexander Fernandez

May 2023 FEATURE
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WHEN LAN GAMING cybercafes first emerged in the early 2000s, they were all the rage. They provided a social and competitive environment for gamers to gather and compete against one another, eventually laying the foundation for the country's eSports – electronic sports – scene. The Malaysia Cyber Games in 2007 was the first national eSports tournament held in Malaysia.Since then, the number of players, teams, events as well as sponsorships has mushroomed. Malaysia's gaming market, according to a 2021 report,...

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Alexander Fernandez

is a budding plant enthusiast, feline fanatic, Netflix junkie and gaming buff. He hopes to one day travel to Japan.