2 October 2011, Cyberjaya – It isn’t everyday you get to play Fifa11 on PS3 and win a trip to Paris but today was the day for 26 year-old executive from Senawang, Muhammad bin Zainun a.k.a. [MyFeS] leOmes.
Muhammad played against 32 other hopefuls and emerged as the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) 2011 Malaysia Champion and won the slot, flight and accommodation package to Paris Games Week sponsored by Go International Group and Cyberview. Last year’s ESWC 2010 champion and clanmate Mohd Syahril Bin Mispardi a.k.a. [MyFeS] WaRrIor took 2nd place whilst Zulkifly bin Safei a.k.a. [MyFeS] Zul took 3rd place.
Organised since 2008, Go International Group Sdn Bhd – the license owner of ESWC 2011 Malaysia partnered with Cyberview Sdn Bhd, the landowner of Cyberjaya, Malaysia’s Silicon Valley to host the Malaysian National Qualifier.
Over 132 gamers gathered at MyCORE Centre, a state of the art computer games and research operations centre in Cyberjaya for the ESWC 2011 Fifa11 Qualifier and the GO International E-sports Cup (GO.esc) Casual Tournament in Counter Strike 1.6, CS Source and L4D2.
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. With the current and upcoming MyCORE initiatives targeted to the next generation of ICT-savvy cybergamers, we expect to see many more rising talents who will contribute greatly to the Malaysian creative content development industry.” Apart from sponsoring the venue for the Malaysia Qualifiers, Cyberview is also contributing RM10,000 towards the tournament.
Go International Group is hopeful of sending both top two Fifa11 players to Paris this year. In addition, independently funded Malaysian DotA “Orange E-sport X” team received invitations from ESWC committee to pit their skills at the Dota2 tournament.
ESWC and GO.esc are a part of Go International Group’s annual digital youth festival – http://www.feyst.com. For more details, check us out on FB: “FEYST . Indie Youth Fest Official” or contact eswc[at]gointernationalgroup.com.