With the inclusion of esports into SEA Games 2019 in the Philippines, esports has been recognized as a medal sport for the first time in history. The titles confirmed for the event are DOTA 2, Starcraft II, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor and Tekken 7. And now, you may have a chance to play for Malaysia in the Games!
The Malaysian National Selection, a nationwide esports player search will be held to find the Malaysian representatives for the upcoming SEA Games 2019. It will be divided into 3 sections; State Qualifiers, National Grand Finals and Bootcamp.
The State Qualifiers will be held in 2 formats – online and/or offline. Qualifier formats will be determined by respective state associations with the constant being in-game rulings and tournament formats to allow fair play throughout the state qualifiers. The group stage and part of the playoff qualifiers will be played online while the Grand Finals will be played on-ground.
The registration is available from 15 March (now). Participation is open to all Malaysian citizens from 13 years old and above with parental consent needed for players under the age of 18. If you are interested, you can visit the registration site to drop down your/your team’s details.