Can Malaysia’s esports go mainstream?

THIS could be the year esports and gaming go from novelty to mainstream success.

Although the industry is still in its infancy here in Malaysia, its impressive growth has caught the attention of both the corporate and public sectors.

Two of the largest media companies in the country — Media Prima Bhd and Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd — have already signalled their interest in esports, which, given the backing of traditional mainstream media along with a planned national league, could yield significant returns.

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