Behold gamers of Malaysia! The Ministry of Youth and Sports has announced that the first Esports Hub will be integrated in Malaysia. The hub will include facilities for competitions, education, player and crew accommodation, as well as production and events.
The announcement was made by the Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, during the closing ceremony of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) SEA Malaysia Final at Quill City Mall.
The hub will be named as AirAsia Esports Center after top regional airline AirAsia, who is a key sponsor of the project. It is owned by Agri Mind, the main organiser of WESG SEA. The hub will be located in Klang, Selangor and will be spearheaded by Adib Khalid (of Tune Studios).
The minister has elaborated on his intention of creating a strong esports infrastructure to promote Malaysia as the esports leader for the region. In his speech, he also mentioned that they intended to push forward a project akin to an “Olympic village for esports”.
The Chairman of Agri Mind, Calvin Lau said, “We see so much potential amongst grassroots in this region, not just in terms of player and team growth, but also the corresponding ancillary industries, and we want to create a model that taps into that – working closely with the relevant government bodies to develop the entire esport industry throughout Southeast Asia, starting from the youth”.
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Source : liveatpc.com