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Ministry of Youth and Sports welcomes ESL One Malaysia 2022

Ministry of Youth and Sports welcomes ESL One Malaysia 2022
ESL One Malaysia 2022 takes place on 26 – 28 August with a US$400,000 prize pool

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (“KBS”) at a joint event with ESL Gaming welcomed the return of the internationally-renowned premier offline ESL One tournament powered by Intel® to Malaysia in line with its ambition to be the Southeast Asian hub for esports.

In the KBS Strategic Plan for Esports Development 2020 - 2025, KBS has outlined its focus on cultivating a sustainable esports ecosystem with growth opportunities and diversity for stakeholders at all levels. It highlighted the critical element of magnifying participation in a globally important industry.

Designed to raise the profile of esports, the blueprint supports the aim to bring the latest and
best esports trends to Southeast Asia. This includes investment into infrastructure and talent development as well as hosting regional and international events in Malaysia, such as ESL One.

Organised by the world’s leading esports company, ESL Gaming, this marks the third iteration of the international Dota 2 tournament in Malaysia, and the third time the tournament has been hosted at Resorts World Genting. Fans can expect three adrenaline-pumping days of action as 12 of the world’s best teams go head-to-head for the coveted ESL One Malaysia 2022 title and a total prize pool of US$400,000 beginning 23 August 2022.

28 nations will be represented as players from around the globe converge in Malaysia for the
tournament put together by a 400-strong team comprising locals and international support staff.

The previous ESL One iteration in Malaysia held in 2018 attracted over 66 million unique
viewers from across the globe. At its peak, the broadcast in 19 languages received 740,000
concurrent viewers, spotlighting Malaysia firmly in the eyes of the world.

“The local esports community has managed to put Malaysia’s mark on the world’s biggest
esports stages. From our esports athletes’ recent success in the Commonwealth Games and
SEA Games, to our Malaysian representatives competing in ESL One Malaysia 2022 and other
professional tournaments both local and global, I hope to see the continuous and sustainable
growth of the esports industry and will continue supporting our flag bearers.” said Yang
Berhormat Senator Dato’ Sri Ti Lian Ker, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.

“Malaysia is home to one of the most vibrant gaming and esports scenes. The success of local esports athletes has inspired many young Malaysians to consider professional gaming as viable careers. We look forward to working closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to nurture industry talents. The support and encouragement the Ministry has shown us thus far has been tremendous and we are grateful for such trust that enables the gaming and esports scene to thrive. We are confident Malaysia can be one of the powerhouses in gaming in the world and are excited for the future,” said Caitlin Kang, Managing Director at ESL Malaysia.

Competing in ESL One Malaysia 2022 powered by Intel® are:

The tournament begins in a studio environment with a group stage on 23 August as these
teams battle for one of eight available playoff spots through a best-of-two round-robin format. Following the group stage are the live playoffs with a best-of-three double elimination bracket to
determine the grand finalists, who will battle it out in a best-of-five for the championship title.

Dota 2 fans interested in soaking up the atmosphere firsthand can purchase tickets at
https://www.esl-one.com/malaysia/ or visit ESL Dota 2 on Facebook and Twitter for more

For more general information, head to about.eslgaming.com, and follow ESL Gaming on
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.