Esports Malaysia Association (ESM) today have revealed further details regarding the next stage of the SEA Games 2019’s squad selection for Malaysia. This followed the conclusion of the state qualifier events that took place all over the country for the past two months.
Throughout these events, ESM has identified the top 16 Dota 2 teams, 16 Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams, 12 Arena of Valor teams, 15 Starcraft 2 players, and 16 Tekken 7 players. As for the sixth title, ESM will organize a qualifier program for it as soon as the title is revealed by SEA Games 2019’s host.
Meanwhile, the top teams and players from the five titles mentioned above will go through the SEA Games 2019 Selection finale from 29 April to 3 May in Klang Valley. The finale itself is separated into two parts where the Group and Playoff stages will be held at Orange Esports for PC games, Pantheon for mobile games, and Gamesbond for consoles.
The top players and teams that emerged from the Playoff stage will then play their Grand Finals matches at the Central i-City Mall in Shah Alam from 3 to 4 May. As per what we have reported before, the actual selection of players for Team Malaysia will not end with the Grand Finals though.
Instead, the finalized Team Malaysia roster will be determined after the national boot camp for SEA Games 2019 that is scheduled to take place in August. Athletes that will be eligible for the boot camp include the champion of the Dota 2 Grand Finals, top 4 Starcraft 2 players, and top 2 players or teams from Arena of Valor, Mobile Legends, and Tekken 7.
Well, we would like to wish good luck to all the players and teams that have managed to reach this stage of the SEA Games selection. For more information, keep a close look at the official website of the selection program and ESM’s official Facebook page.