Malaysian gamer girls ace e-sports competition

A five-member team named Sphynx gained a lot of attention for more than just their gaming skills at a recent prestigious e-sports competition.

The team, led by Inti International College Subang (Inti) student Shanice Choo, was made up of only women.

Sphynx placed first in the Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) category at the World Electronic Sports Games, South East Asia (WESG SEA): Malaysia Qualifier Finals and finished third in WESG SEA where they represented Malaysia.

It was a commendable feat considering it was the players’ first attempt at an e-sports competition that is said to be the gaming equivalent to the Olympics.

“I was 14 when I played my first game, BlackShot, and I’ve never stopped playing online games ever since,” said the 18-year-old in a press release from Inti.

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