Esports in Malaysia has grown exponentially in recent years, what with the government allocating RM10 million (S$3.3 million) in Budget 2019 to develop the electronic sporting scene in the country, and Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman announcing the building of a new esports stadium.
On top of that, Malaysia is sending a national esports team to the upcoming 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, which will host competitions for titles such as Tekken 7, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Dota 2.
More and more Malaysian gamers are participating in various international esports tournaments, and win or lose, they are surely making their mark, bringing recognition to the country.
Champs in the making
Slowly but surely, Muhamad Luqman Haziq Hajiman is working towards becoming the first Malaysian to win the Fifa eWorld Cup, the revered football trophy off the pitch. Currently, Luqman is ranked the second top Fifa 19 player in South-East Asia; he is one of the top five players in Asia and is placed 112th in the world.