Photo - Group photo of winners and CS Chin, Deputy Chairman of PIKOM (in the centre)
The National ICT Association of Malaysia, PIKOM, has completed the Malaysia leg of the fourth annual World Cyber Games (WCG) Asian Championship 2013, which attracted about 600 gamers and more than 30,000 visitors.
The three-day event was held at Berjaya Times Square ended with 8 winners who will go on to compete in the Grand Final in Kunshan, China, to be held from 28 November to 1 December this year, said PIKOM's new chairman Cheah Kok Hoong.
The tournament, open to all Malaysian citizens and Gamers, with those below 16 years old required to submit parents' approval, he said. The eight games titles featured in this Championship are FIFA 14 Qualifier 1, 2, 3 and Champion, Super Street Fighter 4 Starcraft 2, Tekkan Tag 2 and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. The awards were presented by CS Chin, deputy chairman of PIKOM.
The event continued the tradition of uniting gamers from all over the world while allowing them to enjoy and respect the e-game environment, said Chin.
PIKOM's Cheah, said, "With the ubiquitous of connectivity and quality broadband in the country, e-Sports is gaining traction among the young generation and we dare say it is a global phenomenon."
"We would encourage all gamers in the country to participate at this annual international event as it is an excellent platform to showcase Malaysian's talents," he said.
"I believe many would know that in countries such as South Korea and the United Kingdom, professional players can actually make a decent career out of this industry. But first, you need to be recognised and WCG Asian Championship is definitely a superb gateway for underdogs to be known," said Cheah.
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