Malaysia may bid to host e-sport World Cup

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says his ministry will do its best to bring the championship to Malaysia. (mobilelegend.com pic)

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia may bid to organise the Mobile Legend World Cup: Bang Bang, which is to be held in a Southeast Asian country.

However, Moonton, the developer of the popular mobile e-sport Mobile Legends, has not revealed the actual date for the world championship, whether before or after the SEA Games festival in the Philippines at the end of the year.

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said his ministry will do its best to bring the championship to Malaysia.

“I will check with the National Sports Council (NSC) teams and also e-sports associations,” he said after launching the Selangor-level People’s Housing Project’s sports programme at Lembah Subang Dua today.

It was earlier reported that the championship would involve four big regions — the United States, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Mobile Legends is an online mobile multi-players video game, developed by Moonton in 2016.

Mobile Legends is one of six e-sports categories to be contested at the SEA Games in the Philippines.

On another matter, Syed Saddiq urged three sports associations still owing money to the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) to settle their debts quickly without any intervention from the ministry.

‘’I was informed that both sides are now negotiating on this issue,’’ he said.