Malaysian champions nail victory at Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup

Last update: 15/10/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15  -- Three Malaysian teams did the country proud when they clinched victory at the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup (TEEC), organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

Each team took a slice of the RM113,000 pool prize from a total of 30 qualifying teams at the three-day tournament, according to a statement.

The final showdown saw over 30,000 visitors tuned-in online and 17,389 flocking to the grand stage.

“TEEC has come with an even greater vision, providing an international platform for Malaysian gamers to experience the best and latest esports products, as well as showcase their best teamwork during the friendly tournament in Taiwan,” said Taipei Economic and Cultural Office representative in Malaysia, Anne Hung.

The tournament’s ability to attract significant participation is attributed to the great support of Taiwan's brilliant esports brands including Aero, Aorus, Cooler Master, InWin, MSI, Predator and Republic of Gamers.

The new Malaysian champions competed in three main games, namely Counter-strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO); DotA 2; and, League of Legends, with each team walking away with RM10,000.

The CS: GO champion will continue the journey in Taiwan for an all-expenses paid trip and a friendly international match to compete with other respective champions from Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and India for an additional US$2,000 grand prize. (US$1 = RM4.19)

-- BERNAMA