Fifa11 gamers all set to battle for top spot at 7th ESWC, Paris Games Week
CYBERJAYA, 18 October 2011 – Two Malaysians will join over 150,000 games enthusiasts at Paris Games Week this 20-25 October 2011 to compete in the 7th Electronic Sports World Cup™ (ESWC) Fifa11™ Grand Final tournament for a slice of US$17,000. Over 400 champions from 45 countries will compete in the stadium of Porte de Versailles, France – a much larger venue than last year’s finals at Paris Disneyland for the total prize pool of US$200,000.
Earlier this month, Fifa11 clan mates, 26 year-old Muhammad ‘[MyFeS] leOmes’ bin Zainun from Senawang, Negeri Sembilan; 25 year-old Mohd Syahril [MyFeS] WaRrIoR bin Mispardi from Rawang, Selangor and 28 year-old Zulkifly [MyFeS] zul bin Safei from Klang, Selangor took home the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively at the ESWC Fifa11 Malaysian Qualifier at MyCORE Centre, a state of the art computer games and research operations centre in Cyberjaya. Over 32 Fifa11 game enthusiasts signed up for a change to win, while 100 gamers showed up to play in the casual GO.esc tourney.
ESWC 2011 Malaysia – Champion (middle) Muhammad bin Zainun aka [MyFeS] leOmes
flanked by 2nd Runner-up [MyFeS] Zul (left) and 1st Runner-up [MyFeS] WaRriOr (right).
Among the 32 contestants, Muhammad bin Zainun a.k.a. “[MyFeS] leOmes” hailed as the sole champion, and won the opportunity to go to ESWC Paris with sponsored return flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, five-star accommodation and transfers along with sponsored prizes valued at RM8,000. In addition to sending Fifa11 Champion, Go International Group Sdn Bhd – the Malaysian Licensee of ESWC will sponsor 1st Runner-up Mohd Syahril bin Mispardi with one ESWC Fifa11 seat, accommodation at a five-star hotel and transfers valued up to RM4,000 to enable his passage to France. Mohd Syahril who represented Malaysia at ESWC 2010 in Paris, Disneyland.
Ir. Hafidz Hashim, Managing Director of Cyberjaya’s landowner Cyberview Sdn Bhd said, “Cyberview advocates competitive e-sports tournaments like this because it exposes Malaysian youth to the competitive and industry opportunities presented by gaming on an international level,”. Apart from sponsoring the venue for the Malaysia Qualifiers, Co-sponsor Cyberview also contributed RM16,000 towards the tournament.
Team Hello Kitty – GO.esc Counter Strike 1.6 champions
Besides Fifa11, Go International E-sports Cup (GO.esc) provided free-for-all casual game play in Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike Source and Left 4 Dead 2. The results are as follows:
Counter Strike 1.6 (5×5 / 8 teams)
Champion: Team Hello Kitty
1st Runner-up: Team Orange E-sport X
2nd Runner-up: Team Karnal
Left 4 Dead 2 (4v4 / 2 teams)
Champion: Team watC
1st Runner-up: Team Recognize
Counter Strike Source (5v5 / 4 teams)
Champion: Team Ex
1st Runner-up: Team Weezers
2nd Runner-up: Team NSO
The prestigious e-sports competition ESWC 2011 Malaysia is a part of the Indie Youth Fest World Tour (FEYST11) program where youth will strive and challenge themselves in order to be selected as Malaysian representatives at international e-sports tournaments and music festivals.
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Go International Group Sdn Bhd (Malaysian Licensee / Organiser)
A marketing and communication solutions company founded in 2006, Go International Group conceptualised and organised the digital lifestyle and music festival, FEYST in 2008. It is the Malaysian licensee for Electronic Sports World Cup France, and is the first company in Asia to bring gamers to DreamHack Sweden. Go International Group is committed to serving the youth community. It produces signature events like FEYST to empower young Malaysians to make their mark in the world. The group has pledged to enhance e-sports via its alignment with international festivals like ESWC France, DreamHack Sweden and Digital Youth Awards Shanghai. The company also produces concerts, corporate events and marketing communication campaigns for clients. Visit http://www.gointernationalgroup.com.
About Cyberview Sdn Bhd (Co-sponsor)
Cyberview Sdn Bhd is an active community builder, dedicated to its unique relationship with Cyberjaya, as the landowner and entity spearheading its development. Cyberjaya is the nucleus of MSC Malaysia and the country’s first intelligent city. Home to 500 companies, comprising a mix of small and medium-sized enterprises and multinationals, Cyberjaya is the symbol of the country’s advancement into the world of information technology. Cyberview Sdn Bhd continues to differentiate Cyberjaya from other Cybercities by strengthening its position as nucleus of MSC Malaysia.
About MyCORE (Official Venue)
Malaysian Cybergames Operations & Research (MyCORE) is founded by Cyberview Sdn Bhd as a smart partnership initiative with government endorsement for the establishment of an industry development centre for electronic games. It covers – but is not limited to – Model Cybergames games centre, Cybergames training and workshops, Cybergames technologies and research and Cybergames events and tournaments. MyCORE encourages and promotes content/games developed by local MSC Malaysia companies nationwide as well as PC ownership through the games industry, thus indirectly supporting the nation’s broadband adoption push, HSBB.
About FEYST11 MALAYSIA
FEYST11–which encompasses of the 4th Indie Youth Fest, Digital Delirium Xpo and Go International E-sports Cup–supports and creates awareness about digital lifestyle, video gaming and independent music by regularly showcasing young talent in music and video gaming. The annual Indie Youth Fest (www.indieyouthfest.com) acts as a hub to meet, network and perform.
The community of indie musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, beatboxers, bloggers, pro-gamers, technopreneurs and filmmakers come together to learn, exchange ideas and showcase their talents at this one-of-a-kind festival. Since its inception in 2008, the Indie Youth Fest has created exposure for talented young Malaysians in their respective areas and given them opportunities to showcase their abilities both locally and around the globe.
The Digital Delirium Xpo and Go International E-Sports Cup is also where amateur and professional video gamers compete for a chance to represent Malaysia on an international scale. 35 young Malaysians have participated in major e-sports competitions and music festivals such as the ESWC at NVISION 2008 in San Jose, USA; the Malaysia Fest in Sydney, Australia; DreamHack in Jönköping, Sweden; and most recently, the Electronic Sports World Cup in Paris, France.
FEYST is the Malaysian partner for the following international festival partners:
|DIGITAL YOUTH AWARDWORLD EXPO||ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP FRANCE||DREAMHACK SWEDENWORLD’S LARGEST COMPUTER FESTIVAL|
|The Digital Youth Award (DYA) Program at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai is a unique project created to promote and strengthen youth cultural exchange, friendship and education via various forms of digital entertainment. The program encompasses activities in two main digital categories – music creation, and digital sports with two exhibition categories in robotics science and interactive fitness. ‘Heroes of Newerth’ (HoN) has been chosen as the official international game title, in which the country qualifiers in e-sports will take place. The Digital Youth Award program is produced by 3K Entertainment Pte Ltd., a joint venture company between the CPL and DreamHack. More at http://www.digitalyouthaward.net.||ESWC originated from community Local Area Network (LAN) parties in Paris, France. In 2007, the e-sports phenomenon attracted tens of millions who watched the World Finals On-Stage Show broadcasted live each year via TV, IPTV, Mobile, Internet and gaming devices. There, 35,000 visitors attended the community convention while 750 of the best pro-gamers from 51 countries competed for the USD$250,000 prize pool. ESWC is the world e-sporting benchmark and the ONLY Credible Sanctioning Body for Video Games Competitions.||DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival and holds the official world record as world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. During 2009 DreamHack reached over 200.000 unique visitors with its live activities around the World. DreamHack holds several festivals each year, BYOC Qualifiers and expos. The Spring Season ends with the Season Finals at DreamHack Summer and the Fall Season ends with DreamHack Winter. The major festivals take place during 4 days, 24-7. All of DreamHack’s festivals are alcohol and drug free and open to all ages. For more information go to http://www.dreamhack.se.|