Malaysia received recognition as among the countries capable of attracting and opening opportunities for the esports industry following the successful organising of several series of championships at global level such as the Kuala Lumpur Major, Mobile Legends World Championship 2019 and World Esports Games (WESG).
Just when you think this event already big enough, the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Finals has a bigger and grander plan. Aside from hosting the largest PUBG Mobile tournament the world has ever seen, the PMCO finals in Kuala Lumpur will also see other various attractions including gaming, cosplay, professional eSport talents, and also stage performances from celebrities including our local music talent Naim Daniel, Canadian singer Henry Lau, and Indian rapper Badshah.
From the recent Level Up Play event that happened during the weekend, there was a special PUBG Mobile presentation which was organized by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Sponsored by vivo Malaysia, the announcement was about the PUBG MOBILE Club Open (PMCO) 2019 Fall Split Global Finals. There will be a total prize pool of USD 2.5 million (~RM10,360,000).
Twenty-eight Chinese nationals including three women believed to be involved in online gambling were arrested in a raid at a luxury bungalow at Jalan Kasawari, Ampang Jaya on Saturday 9 Nov.
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) will focus on creating digital education content in the esport sphere, as the government in Budget 2020 had allocated RM20 million for the industry’s development.
The police have discovered an online gambling syndicate that offered related activities via the TikTok and WeChat applications following the arrest of 26 Chinese nationals in Seri Kembangan Wednesday (Oct 23).
Gambling is illegal in China and online gambling centres which cater to Chinese nationals have sprouted up across ASEAN as a result – most notably in Cambodia and the Philippines.
The team was originally going to represent Malaysia in the Overwatch World Cup 2019 (OWWC19), on the 1st and 2nd of November at Anaheim, California, prior to their withdrawal.
Post Budget 2020 announcement, we believe sentiment on Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) should recover, especially as concerns about potential gaming tax hikes have now been lifted.
Team manager Firdaus Hashim said the squad was eyeing two gold medals in Dota 2 and Hearthstone, while the silver and bronze medals are targeted for four more games — Starcraft II, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor and Tekken 7.