WESG S.E.A. Join Forces With GAX To Host Gaming Festival

WESG S.E.A. Join Forces With GAX To Host Gaming Festival

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA – The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) Southeast Asian Finals is just around the corner and will see players from all around the region competing for a slice of the USD 75,000 prize pool. To add to the momentous event, the organizers Agri Mind have decided to team up with hobbyist convention GAX Evolution to host a gaming festival, with the aim of bringing to life great experiences from gaming and anime – bringing together elements of both anime and esports under one roof. This will be happening on the 15 th and 16 th of December at Quill Convention Center in Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

WESG features five game titles which are: Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Starcraft II and Vainglory. As one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, fans can expect to see top tier action as the winners of the national qualifiers bring their A-game to the WESG SEA Finals, with the top 4 from each game title representing the region in the International WESG Grand Finals. Former international champions like TNC’s Dota 2 squad and Staz from Hearthstone will be competing to raise the champion’s trophy once again. All games will be streamed on WESG Southeast Asia’s official Twitch and Facebook channels, while fans can also catch the final stages live at Quill Convention Center.

Aside from the competition, attendees can expect a celebration of gaming and anime culture from the GAX team. Gaming and anime have evolved from a pastime activity into huge conventions where enthusiasts gather to experience re-enactments of their favourite games in real life. Performers and cosplayers from various game titles will be gracing the event, among them Luna Lorrain who is well known for her breathtaking violin act. The previous edition of GAX saw her perform theme songs from Game of Thrones and Legend of Zelda which received roaring applause from the audience.

The WESG SEA Finals Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday, the 15 th of December, and will be graced by government representatives, regional ambassadors, as well as special performances by cosplayers and also Malaysian’s top singing sensation, Dato Siti Nurhaliza. To add to the experience, other exhibitors will be setting up their own booths with exclusive special offers and activities. All in all, the event promises to be a great experience for esports, gaming and anime fans alike. Make sure to come to Quill Convention Center at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur on the 15 th and 16 th of December to experience the event for yourself.

You should also follow WESG Southeast Asia and GAX’s Facebook pages for more updates!

About World Electronic Sports Games (WESG)

World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) was established in 2016 as an international esports championship tournament by Alisports. WESG currently possesses the highest winning prize of any third-party tournament, and the competition differs greatly from that of other commercial tournaments with WESG focusing on following the Olympic standard, emphasizing on national pride, and encouraging fans to partake in the competition. Players are selected from local and regional competitions to compete at the highest esports stage against other top-tier professional esports gamers.

About Agri Mind

Founded in 2008, Agri Mind is a growing company that aims to continuously expand its global network through high value-added services, such as information technology systems, marketing strategies and event management. Specializing in cybercafé systems, from basic, centralized ticketing and payment systems to well-developed structures, we offer made-to-order systems to meet the needs of different clients. With strong experience in managing events, conferences, launches, roadshows, annual dinners and more, we form connections, partnership, and collaborations, creating new value for clients and projects we work with. Strategic partner of World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) and Alisports, to best support the esports industry in Southeast Asia.

Two Malaysians and teammates bag RM1.4m in Dota 2 tournament

Two Malaysians and teammates bag RM1.4m in Dota 2 tournament

An e-sports gaming team that includes two Malaysians has won a major tournament in Shanghai, claiming a prize of USD370,000 (RM1,430,000).

Team Mineski is a Dota 2 team, whose five members include Malaysians Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, 27, and Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, 23.

Dota 2 is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game, where each game consists of two teams of five players each.

The Dota Asia Championships 2018 featured 16 of the best teams in the world, and began in Shanghai, China on March 29, with the finals played on April 7.

This is the first time a team from Southeast Asia has won a tournament at this tier, and is the best performance of any Southeast Asian team to date.

With this win, Mineski has earned enough Dota Pro Circuit points to place them fourth in the world rankings, almost guaranteeing them a spot in The International 8.

The International is the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, which typically features a total prize pool of over USD20 million (RM77.4 million) , and will be held this year in Vancouver, Canada, starting on Aug 20, 2018.

Mineski had a dominating performance in the group stages, dropping only one game to the highest ranked team in the world, Virtus Pro from the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Mineski continued their winning streak in the main event, dropping only one game in their upper bracket run to Chinese team Vici Gaming, before winning the grand finals 3-2 against Chinese team LGD.

The other three members of the team are Daryl Koh Pei Siang (“iceiceice”, 27, Singapore), Anucha Jirawong (“Jabz”, 19, Thailand), and Michael Ross Jr. (“ninjaboogie”, 26, USA/Philipines).

The team has played together since August 2017 and recently took on coach Tang Wenyi (“71”, China), whose input appears to have improved the team’s performance considerably.

The next major tournament Mineski will participate in on the road to The International 8 is Epicenter XL, which will be held in Moscow beginning April 27, and which also features a total prize pool of USD1 million (RM3.87 million).

Acer Wins 12 iF Design Awards 2018

Acer Wins 12 iF Design Awards 2018

Acer today announces that it has been honored with 12 iF Design Awards 2018 in recognition for design excellence. Among them, Predator gaming device, software and packaging designs led the way for Acer with six awards including the Predator Orion 9000 desktop, Predator Triton 700 notebook, Predator X27 monitor, Predator X34P monitor, as well as PredatorSenseTM software and Predator Gaming Gadget packaging design. The other award winners from Acer include the Acer Swift 7 notebook, Aspire S 24 all-in-one desktop, VG0 series gaming monitor, Holo360 and Vision360 cameras, and Pawbo Wagtag pet tracker.

“We are delighted to be taking home 12 iF Design Awards as it recognizes the outstanding capabilities and work of our colleagues in Industrial Design and Research & Development to ensure the synergy of form and functionality,” said Tiffany Huang, President of Corporate Marketing, Business Planning and Operations at Acer. “In addition, our results this year hold special significance for us as it is the first time designs pertaining to Predator gaming devices have led the way for Acer with six awards.”

Predator Orion 9000 Gaming Desktop

The commanding aesthetics of the Predator Orion 9000 series feature a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel. A massive side window panel showcases the striking and powerful interior with a design that keeps electromagnetic interference (EMI) levels in check despite the size of the opening.

Predator Triton 700 Gaming Notebook

The notebook’s svelte 18.9 mm (.74 inch), 2.6kg (5.7 pound) aluminum chassis houses a 15.6- inch FHD IPS display and best-in-class computing technologies for just the right balance of size and performance without sacrificing thermals, features or rigidity. Its understated black chassis features a minimalist design, with straight contours and angular front corners.

Predator X27 Gaming Monitor

The Predator X27 portrays astonishingly vibrant visuals without motion blur thanks to a high 4K (3840x2160) resolution at a 144 Hz refresh rate, a fast 4 ms response time and a 1,000 nit peak brightness with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. The chiseled diamond cut, all-metal stand is designed to be very robust to provide stability and ergonomic with adjustable tilt, swivel and height.

Predator X34P Gaming Monitor

Gamers will take in the full view with the Predator X34 series monitor via its curved, panoramic 1900R view and ZeroFrameTM design, which rids the display of a bulky bezel for more viewable screen and less obtrusive borders. Gamers, big or small, will be able to easily find their viewing sweet spot with its ergonomic design featuring tilt, swivel and height adjustment.


PredatorSense software enables gamers to control and optimize their Predator devices from one central interface, including CPU and GPU usage, as well as customize their system for optimal gaming performance such as defining hotkeys, initiating overclocking as well as adjusting keyboard backlight and accent light settings, and fan speed among others.

Predator Gaming Gadget Packaging

Predator Gadget products utilize a hexagonal geometric structure for packaging. This approach synergizes with the essence of the Predator brand and further delivers in areas of consistency, sophistication and brand expression. Beyond aesthetics and protection of the product, some of the packaging feature added functionality, for example the packaging of the Predator Galea 500 headset can be used as a headset mount.

Acer Swift 7

At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 is an always-connected PC running Windows 10 that’s designed for mobility. The Acer Swift 7’s unmatched slim design is only the beginning of the features on offer. Blazing-fast, built-in Intel® XMMTM 4G LTE connectivity keeps users productive and always-connected, especially useful for professionals who wish to eliminate tedious wireless connection problems on the road so they can stay focused on the task at hand.

Acer Aspire S 24

The Aspire S 24 all-in-one desktop PC is Acer’s slimmest ever, featuring a display with a side profile of only 5.97 mm. The borderless display with black and matte gold color scheme ensures that the device will become a focal point of any home, adding a touch of functional elegance and luxury.

Acer VG0 Gaming Monitor

The Acer VG0 monitor is an entry-level gaming monitor that doesn’t compromise on color accuracy. Equipped with In-Plane Switching technology, VG0 series monitors provide high color accuracy, delivering the best all-round experience for work and play. It supports refresh rates up to 144Hz and Visual Response Boost technology (VRB), which achieves the effect of 1 ms MPRT for clear, blur-free visuals.

Acer 360-Degree Cameras and Pet Tracker

The Acer Holo360 camera combines the power to stitch videos in real-time, integrated LTE connectivity, and a 3-inch touchscreen for operation, to provide an all-in-one solution for shooting and livestreaming 360-degree videos. The Acer Vision360 is an in-car camera that captures 360-degree video to ensure that nothing is missed when a traffic incident occurs. The Pawbo Wagtag provides real-time tracking of pets for both indoors and outdoors, and sports unique features such as bark detection.

The iF Design Award is organized by the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. The 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, judged over 6,400 entries from 54 countries vying to receive the seal of quality.

Geek Fam Emerges Malaysian Champ in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018

Geek Fam Emerges Malaysian Champ in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018

Kuala Lumpur, 26 November 2017 – The Malaysian leg of the region’s biggest world-class gaming tournament, Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 by Acer came down to a thrilling final that saw Geek Fam conquering new worlds in a game that lasted 5 hours, and defeating Fire Dragoon. Geek Fam comprises two Filipinos Skemberlu and Playhard, and three Malaysians Chyuan, Oli, and March.

In addition to being the Malaysian champion, Geek Fam also took home the lion’s share (RM25,000) of the prize pool of RM55,000 cash and bragging rights of representing Malaysia in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 Grand Final that will be held in January 2018 in Indonesia.

“The game was fun and interesting, and this Malaysia Final was intense. The win was particularly sweet for Geek Fam as we are a new team, formed just six weeks ago. It was a good game and the machines were good; there was no delay or lag, giving us a smooth play,” said Lim Keat Kuang aka ‘Sheep’, Owner of Geek Fam.

Fire Dragoon which comprises BrayaNt, Ah Jit, KanGaroo, yaNG and Alacrity lost in the Best of 5 in the Malaysian Grand Final but was nevertheless still rewarded with RM10,000 cash for their effort.

Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd General Manager of Products, Sales and Marketing, Chan Weng Hong said,

“Gaming or eSports has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and its popularity is on an uptrend. Acer is very pleased to provide yet another avenue for gamers and gaming enthusiasts to pit their talents and fly the flag for the country in a regional tournament as well in the process. We are very excited to witness the birth of the inaugural Malaysian Predator League champion!”

“We hope all the teams had a great experience throughout the competition and got their skills sharpened in this exciting tournament. Acer Malaysia is looking forward to nurturing even more vibrancy in the growing eSports scene in Malaysia,” Chan added.

As many as 180 teams participated in the tournament that had two Open Online Qualifying rounds – the first was on 4-5 November 2017, and the second qualifier was on 11-12 November 2017. Only four teams qualified to join four invited teams to battle their way to becoming the very first Malaysian Predator League champion.

The teams in the Malaysian Grand Final were Geek Fam, Fire Dragoon, New Beginning, Objective Gaming, Team Flash, Team Highground, Team Thinker, and Estar.

The machine of choice that helped these teams conquer new worlds are the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptops, which are powered by overclockable NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) desktop processor and 8GB DDR4 at its core.

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2018 Malaysian Grand Final tournament was streamed live at Acer Malaysia’s Facebook account at https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1733358676682950&id=138368236182010 over the three days of the battle where it had a reach of more than 2.2 million. The exhilarating tournament was also streamed on twitch.

The Malaysian Predator League champion will battle country champions from six other nations (Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand India and Hong Kong) for a shot at the USD150,000 total prize pool in the Grand Final that will be hosted by Acer Indonesia.

For more information, please visit Acer Malaysia Facebook account at



Gold, glory and great adversity in Malaysian e-sports

Gold, glory and great adversity in Malaysian e-sports

Gold, glory and great adversity in Malaysian e-sports

Lee Way Loon & Lu Wei Hoong | 4 April 2017

At an indoor stadium in Seattle, United States, last August, thousands gathered on the dimly-lit stands, focusing intently on the gigantic digital screens hanging over the center-stage.

Under the giant screens was not a game of basketball or ice hockey, which the KeyArena would normally host, but two isolation rooms.

In one room were four Malaysians and a Filipino glued to their computers, controlling their mix of wizards, warriors and beasts with flicks of the mouse and furious keyboard clacks.

Pix FB Adam Erwann Shah

The quintet swooped in for an ambush, locking their opponents with a spell that stops time. But alas, their opponents were ready and showered them with a barrage of meteors and magic spells.

Amidst the chaos, the Malaysian team scatters and their American opponents steamrolled into their defenseless base to destroy it and claim victory.

The crescendo from the crowd reaches a furious climax, marking the end of the road for Team Fnatic’s dramatic run at The International 2016, the world’s most prestigious Dota 2 tournament.

Although the loss meant that they were placed fourth in the tournament, the players walked away with a whopping US$1.45 million (RM5.81 million).

They would have received US$9.14 million (RM40.56 million), had they won first place, or US$3.43 million (RM15.22 million) for second place and US$2.18 million (RM9.67 million) for third place.

Nonetheless, the five still walked away with an equal portion of US$174,471.80 (RM774,000) each, after US tax and management deductions.

Dota 2 The International Flickr Pix

From pastime to career

Since 2011, The International (TI) has emerged as the most lucrative annual e-sports tournament, beating even prestigious sporting events such as the recent US PGA Tour or Tour de France.

The total prize pool has consistently increased throughout the years and in The International 2016, reached US$20.77 million (RM92.17 million).

Some 150 million viewers across the world tuned into The International 2016 and broadcasters, including Malaysian satellite television provider Astro, have begun offering dedicated channels to air such tournaments.

To fans, The International is to Dota 2 what the World Cup is to football. What was once perceived as mere time-waster has transformed into a professional industry.

As the name suggests, professionally e-sports require a high level of dedication and rigorous training to be in peak competitive shape for a shot at gold and glory.

One such player is 22-year-old Adam Erwann Shah, who goes by the handle “343”. He was part of Team Fnatic, which secured the highly respectable fourth place at The International 2016.

To the uninitiated, this psychology student at Segi University is just like any other student.

But on the Dota 2 professional gaming scene, Adam is a giant of sorts and is listed as the fifth highest-earning player in Malaysia by tracking service esportsearnings.com.

Adam has amassed a total of US$357,158.63 (RM1.42 million) from 18 Dota 2 tournaments since his professional career began in 2015.

His fellow Malaysians on Team Fnatic, namely Mushi, Ohaiyo and MidOne have raked in US$773,450.02 (RM3.43 million), US$739,183.13 (RM3.28 million) and US$412,748.80 (RM1.83 million) respectively from their Dota 2 career.

Their Filipino teammate DJ is the highest earning player in the Philippines, with US$474,121.51 (RM2.1 million) to date.

Top five Malaysian Gamers

And their prize money in US Dollars

Chai Yee Fung a.k.a Mushi

Wong Hock Chuan

Khoo Chong Xin a.k.a Ohaiyo

Yeik Nai Zheng a.k. Midone

Adam Erwann Shah a.k.a 343

Gruelling training

Adam was introduced to Defence of the Ancients – the predecessor to Dota 2 – when he was in primary five. What started as a casual past time eventually became a career.

But after The International 2016 and despite his passion for the game, fatigue eventually set in.

“After I played TI, I come back and I just don’t want to play Dota. I just want to be away from it.

“I want to do stuff I haven’t done in a while, I want to see my friends, I want to go to the mamak. Maybe after a week, then I will play Dota. I still enjoy the game.”

He recalled the regimented training – better known as boot camp – he had to undergo in the lead up to The International 2016.

Along with his teammates, they had to live in a dedicated team house, away from their families, to train full time. The team’s management even supplied a cook.

“In the morning, we come down, we eat and talk, watch replays of our games or play the game. It’s just Dota. We have no time for Facebook or anything else. Dota is the only thing on your computer.

“Usually, by 1pm or 2pm, we will play like two best of three games a day. In between, we usually just have 90 minutes of rest, then we either have to go for a swim or spend time in the gym,” said Adam.

At night, Adam and his teammates will have to play more games as part of their training. This goes on for seven days a week during boot camp. To Adam and his teammates, this is essentially “full-time work”.

Adam concedes that the training regime is gruelling. The trade-off is the opportunity to travel the world as a competitive e-sports player.

The only breaks he gets to enjoy are a few days after each tournament, which he would spend with his biggest fans: His girlfriend, family and his 84-year-old grandmother.

“They all watch it on TV, even though they don’t really understand what’s going on. They’ll just be shouting at the TV. It’s really touching. When I lose, I kind of feel like I have let them down.

“I think it’s really helpful, it’s a source of motivation.”

Much like professional football, Dota 2 players can be traded or loaned, bought or sold, depending on the contract.

Since The International 2016, Adam left Team Fnatic for a Manila-based team before heading to Europe to join a team called B)ears, which consists of a German, a South Korean and two Jordanians.

Is e-sports ‘sports’?

Unlike Adam’s family, which has been open to the idea of competitive e-sports, another professional Malaysian Dota 2 player Byron Young, better known as Syeonix, struggled to convince his parents to let him pursue his dream.

Byron (photo above), from Kuala Lumpur, is the youngest in the family. His father Jefferson Young is a businessman who specialises in firefighting equipment.

Initially, the 61-year-old could not agree with Byron’s dream of playing computer games, which he believed was a waste of time, to earn a living.

Jefferson and his wife Janet Wong are avid sports fans. They enjoy squash and golf. Both of them rather have their son playing golf instead of Dota 2.

“Is e-sports even a sport? Sports means sweating and moving your muscles. You need to be fit. Do you think you can be fit by sitting around?” asked Jefferson, who interrupted Malaysiakini’s interview with his son.

Jefferson’s opinion on e-sports that they do not produce true athletes persists to this day. His opinion on his son’s career choice, on the other hand, has changed.

In December 2015, Malaysia played host to the inaugural Malaysia Cyber Games tournament and Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and cabinet minister Salleh Said Keruak were guests of honour.

For Jefferson, the presence of Malaysia’s chief executive was enough to convince him that e-sports was going places.

“Even the Youth and the Sports Ministry backed MCG. From there, we learned that they may have a future. Ah Jib Gor was there. It means there is a future (in e-sports),” he quipped.

Spread your eggs

Following this, Jefferson and his wife Janet sponsored a computer for their son’s training, while Janet set up a joint account to help manage their son’s prize money.

Eventually, Byron was selected as a member of Team Taring, a team with government backing that was supposed to represent Malaysia abroad. Players drew a monthly salary of RM4,000 and lived in a training facility in Johor Baru.

Despite the media attention and government endorsement, Team Taring never made an impact on the competitive scene. It was disbanded last year.

Without a team and a source of income, Bryon is still determined to pursue his dream.

“I will give myself two years to make it. If I don’t, I’ll return to my studies. Everything must be completed before I’m 20,” said Bryon, who is now with a Kuala Lumpur-based team, Geek Fam.

Adam, who has made it in e-sports, advised all aspiring professional e-sports players not to put all their eggs in the e-sports basket.

The risks involved in e-sports are tremendously high and many will not achieve anything.

“You shouldn’t give up your life for gaming until the opportunity comes up. For me, I did it when Fnatic came to me. That was my opportunity to leave everything behind and put in my 100 percent.”

“Until such an opportunity comes up, you shouldn’t sacrifice your life. It’s kind of unstable in the sense that you can put in 200 percent everyday, but you might not make it.”

First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia

First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia

First Competitive Gaming (eSports) Academy in Malaysia – APU eSports Malaysia Academy

Kuala Lumpur,
February 2017

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) and eSports Malaysia (eSM) launched the APU eSports Malaysia Academy at APU’s new campus in Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil today.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group, and Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah, President of eSM today.

This is the first partnership of eSM with a Malaysian university to establish an eSports academy within the university’s campus.

Deputy Higher Education Minister, Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching witnessed the MoA signing and officiated the launching ceremony.

Jussi Pekka Tuomi (left), Computer Games Development student of APU, demonstrated his creation, Flail Rider during the launching ceremony. To date, Flail Rider has accumulated 7.5 million downloads globally.

Apart from the launch, a full-day exhibition by APU students from the Multimedia, Computer Games Development and Creative Design programmes also took place.

eSports Malaysia representative, Rinie Ramli, APIIT alumni, Wan Hazmer, who is now the Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV, and APU Computer Games Development student, who is the developer of the mobile game – Flail Rider, Jussi Pekka Tuomi, also conducted talks to the participants of the event.

A MoA was signed between APIIT Education Group CEO, Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh (right) and eSports Malaysia (eSM) President, Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah (left), witnessed by Deputy Minster of Higher Education, Y.B. Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching (center).

Upon its establishment, the APU eSports Malaysia Academy will serve as a platform for students to develop and channel their passion for competitive gaming. APU and eSM will partner in giving support, training and proper guidelines to the students, in order to equip them with essential skills to be a professional game, eSports shoutcasters, team managers and so on, thus creating new opportunities and talents within the Malaysian eSports industry.

Some of the upcoming activities that will be organized by the academy include: game tournaments, seminars, industry talks and more.

Wan Hazmer, notable alumni of APIIT & Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV, conducted an industrial talk to share his valuable experiences in the games industry

Prior to the initiation of the academy, the relationship between APU and eSM started in January 2015, in which APU received official endorsement from eSM to establish the APU eSports Club. To date, the eSports Club has 280 members, in which some of them represented APU and Malaysia in the global arena of eSports, such as the IEF International Collegiate Esports League 2016 held in Korea, as well as the League of Legends International Collegiate Championship 2016 in Taipei.

In his opening speech, Datuk Dr. Parmjit Singh, CEO of APIIT Education Group, said,

“ Today is a meaningful day. It is truly an honour, and a privilege for APU to be the first university in Malaysia to launch an eSports academy together with ESM. I have no doubt in my mind, that this partnership will be an amazing journey ahead. With the launch of the APU eSports Malaysia Academy, we believe that we can deliver the best programmes and activities to the students, to prepare them for their future careers in the eSports and gaming industry.”

“The Esports Academy vision is to be one of the leading Esports Academies in the world providing talents not just to our local industry but also to the international scene as well. It is well known that our local players such as Mushi, Chuan, AmTuah and many more have been competing in many international tournament all over the world so we know that our local talents are able to compete with the best in the world. However, without proper guidance and a development program, only a few are able to compete at that level and we hope with APU Esports Malaysia Academy we are able to change that. Our mission is to ensure that the students of the academy are able to master the basic skills, act professionally and are competition ready. We want the academy to be able to raise the standard of our local competitive scene to the next natural level.”

said Dato’ Latt Shariman Abdullah, President of eSM.

The event received wonderful remarks from the attendees,

“ It is about time that we establish a healthy environment for our university and school students to participate in competitive gaming, while instilling soft skills such as communication skills, leadership skills and critical thinking skills within them. We are very glad that eSM and APU came up with this initiative to establish the eSports academy within the university’s environment,”

said Deputy Higher Education Minister, Y.B. Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching

at the launching ceremony.

Playing computer games has been a popular after-school activity for students of all ages, it is about time that we create a healthy gaming environment for the students, to ensure their privacy, safety and security.

APU also offers the BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development & BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development with a specialism in Games Concept Art under their School of Computing & Technology.

For more information, please visit our website

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About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. APU offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally. Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students.  APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012.

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