PETALING JAYA: Online gamers, take note. This year’s Selangor Cyber Games will offer total prize money of more than RM350,000 – the largest sum since the games began in 2014.
Last year’s prize money was RM230,000.
Speaking at a press conference at One City here today, Selangor State Executive Councillor for Youth Development, Sports, Cultural and Entrepreneurship Development Amirudin Shari said the state government believed the bigger prize money would attract more participation by youths.
“Youths nowadays are fascinated with gaming and since their hard work has not been rewarded, we’ve stepped forward to sponsor.
“We believe that this is the right decision, as through our investment, the youth in Selangor will be empowered and will be more courageous.”
The 2016 Selangor Cyber Games is set to take place from Sept 9-11 at One City.
Teams and players from all around Southeast Asia and China have registered for the competition, which will feature some of the biggest titles in electronic sports (e-sports), including “Dota 2”, “League of Legends” and “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”.
E-sports is a competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games.
The competition is organised by the Selangor State Sports Council and will be broadcast live on Astro’s eGG and Twitch.tv.
Malaysians are no strangers to the online gaming industry.
It was recently reported that Malaysian team Fnatic won USD1.4 million (RM5.6 million) in prize money, after being placed fourth at the “Dota 2: The international tournament”.