Esports Malaysia, the government initiative to enhance the e-sports scene in Malaysia, has published a list of eight local universities that have an e-sports club. Like the high school in Norway that added e-sports as an elective class in its curriculum, could the formation of an e-sports club in universities bring competitive gaming in Malaysia to new heights?
The e-sports scene in Malaysia, or rather the South East Asian region, has grown tremendously in recent years. Last year, there was the Major All Stars tournament that saw international teams coming to Malaysia to compete. The Malaysia Cyber Games was also formed to recruit the country’s very own Team Taring, to represent Malaysia in the Dota 2 scene both locally and internationally. Our neighbouring country, the Philippines, will be host to major international tournaments like ESL One and even Valve’s Spring Major – The Manila Major.
It goes without saying that studies are important, but all work and no play makes Bill a very sad boy. If you wish to be a part of Malaysia’s thriving e-sports community, eight of these universities’ e-sports club listed below have a place for you:
- Universiti Tun Abdul Razak – UNIRAZAK Esports Club
- Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus) – Swinburne Esports Club
- Universiti Kuala Lumpur (KL Branch) – UNIKL Esports Club
- Tunku Abdul Rahman University College – TARUC Interactive Gaming Society (My Alma Mater)
- International Islamic University Malaysia – IIUM Esports Club
The universities below have an e-sports club’s formation in progress:
- Universiti Tenaga Nasional – UNITEN Esports Club
- Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam (UiTM)
- Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Esports Malaysia is determined to elevate the competitive gaming industry in Malaysia, and should you wish to establish your own Esports Club or have your university’s e-sports club affiliated with ESM, do contact them at “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
(Source: Esports Malaysia (Facebook))