26 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur – The Electronic Sports World Convention (ESWC) (formerly known as Electronic Sports World Cup) is an international professional gaming championship held at the Paris Games Week. Every year, winners of national qualifier events around the world earn the right to represent their country in the ESWC Finals. The event has been praised for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.
Malaysia will once again be represented by a single FIFA player at the Paris Games Week 2016. Supported by GamesBond, eGG Network, RedBullMalaysia and GoInternationalGroup.com, “I would like to represent Malaysia in ESWC because it’s great platform for me to show to the world how much potential that Malaysia FIFA Player has, plus I will not represent only myself but all FIFA Players in Malaysia. Lastly I will give my best to bring the championship to Malaysia for the first time,” said Nur Amirul Afandi or better known as AmTuah.
National FEYST // ESWC Malaysia festival directors, Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo extended the invitation to newcomers Suki Lee and Muhammad Fazli Bin Razak of Games Bond to attend and represent Team Malaysia at the ESWC, Paris Games Week. Jasmine said, “It’s a great inspiration to see young entrepreneurs supporting the e-sport scene! We are pleased to pass on the baton to anyone who is keen to support the e-sport industry because we see it as a healthy environment for young men to learn about drive, ambition and perseverance”.
She added, “During our time pushing the e-sports agenda in 2008, we too attended festivals like NVISION sponsored by NVIDIA in San Jose, California and also CEBIT in Hanover, Germany. Our partnership with ESWC enabled annual meetings with e-sports tournament organisers from around the world. It is this world-view exposure that we find lacking in youth today and we are dedicated to send more and more young people outside to experience the world because we believe these experiences create lasting impressions and form ideas that can lead to greatness and success,”.
Throughout the ESWC finals, the medal tally so far (as of ESWC 2014):
Nikki Yeo added, “It’s impressive from a global viewpoint to see Malaysia on the medals tally map. Who would have thought otherwise, that our nation could generate so many young and talented cyber athletes?”.
About ESWC MALAYSIA
Malaysian licensee for the Electronic Sports World Cup since 2008 – GoInternationalGroup.com has so far sent 30 cyber-athletes to participate at international tournaments around the world from San Jose, USA (ESWC 2008); Jonkoping, Sweden (DreamHack 2009); Shanghai, China (Digital Youth Award at Shanghai World Expo 2010); Singapore (Digital Youth Award 2010) and Paris, France (ESWC 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016).
GoInternationalGroup.com has made Malaysian history as an independent company that is committed to growing, grooming and developing young cyber athletes for competition in the international arena. The company believes that by supporting professional video gamers and musicians in their quest for world recognition, young Malaysians gain so much more on their return to pursue their non-traditional careers. ESWC and GO.esc are a part of GoInternationalGroup.com’s own homegrown video games and independent music festival – FEYST Indie Youth Fest.