Photo - KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines, and Brunei, speaks about Logitech Malaysia's efforts in contributing to the country's eSports scene.
Computer accessories company Logitech has joined forces with game distributor Garena to help grow Malaysia's gaming industry.
Logitech country manager for Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei, KP Sim, said under the partnership, Logitech will be sponsoring Malaysia's professional League of Legends team Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KL Hunters).
KL Hunters occupies the top 100th spot in the world eSports rank - electronic sports most commonly in the form of multiplayer video game competitions between professional players - and 12th on the Southeast Asian ladder.
"As we aim to nurture and develop competitive multi-player computer gaming locally, this partnership is in line with Logitech's continuous support towards the Malaysian eSports scene," said Sim, adding that Logitech's sponsorship initiatives will inspire new talents to pursue their ambition in gaming.
Professional grade devices
As part of the announcement event, members of media witnessed a match of League of Legends (LoL) with the team member of KL Hunters. "We spend 12 hours a day practicing and refining our skills so that we can compete in the upcoming Garena Premier League Summer of Season in August", said gamer Poon "OzoraVeki" Kok Sing.
Poon said professional gamers needed "the best professional grade gaming devices available to enable them to perform better. The basic devices a gamer would need are mouse, headset and a keyboard."
Speaking of Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum mouse, as an example, he said: "Gaming competitions can be quite nerve-wrecking and a second of latency can be all it takes to win or lose the battle. The mouse has a 1-milisecond report rate and comes highly optimised with 2.4GHz wireless connection. That is why the team relies on it highly."
In addition, Poon said that in team-based gaming, communication with other team members was key "and the last thing gamers want is to communicate with their team members when the microphone is on mute. Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum comes with a mic boom that has an indicator light when the mic is on mute. Apart from its crystal clear noise-cancelling boom mic, the headphone also allows the team members to hear when enemies are sneaking behind them."
He added that the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum was his favourite as "it gives the flexibility to customize the lighting and custom buttons for favourite games."
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