Gaming has yet to be a mainstay in the Malaysian society. The stigma of ‘gaming is a waste of time’ is still a thing. Though gaming has its few success stories, like how Fnatic’s Dota 2 team, which at the time had three Malaysian players, finished 4th in The International 2016 bringing home RM5,600,000+. But in general, gamers are of the minority here and still plagued with such stigma.
Yet it has not deterred our gamer of the week’s passion to prove otherwise. Meet H.Haunters. Otherwise known as Nugget_Senpai, Haunters had stumbled on his life due to gaming, but managed to make it not a detriment and a source of his failure, but opportunities for [...]
Gaming has grown more than just a mere hobby or pastime. With communities banding together organising events, e-sports becoming more widespread and the rise of game-related video content, there’s plenty of ways to make gaming a source of income or a career.
But for our gamer of the week, she’s dabbled with all of that already.
Meet Crystal. Otherwise known as Vinny and hailing from Singapore, Crystal was introduced to the magical thing that is video games with the Game Boy Colour at 5 years old. By 7, she had grown interest in PC games through his father, who was playing Dark Age Of Camelot (DAOC).
“As a young girl, I would watch him having [...]
Minecraft is a huge game now despite its humble origins as one of the earlier examples of Early Access indie games. It’s now owned by Microsoft, have millions of fans the world over, with books, a yearly convention and a Telltale game spin-off. That’s one heck of a success story.
It has also inspired many budding content creators into doing videos. The sheer modability of Minecraft allows players to create various custom scenarios that are not only fun to play, but to fun to watch as well. Enter Haziq Fardil a.k.a. Hazcraft75, our featured gamer of the week. A competitive gamer at heart, he is known for his Minecraft related content over at his Youtube channel [...]
With competitive games getting bigger exposure these days from the potential of e-sports, we now see a large interest in games from various parties. Gamers flock to e-sports worthy games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) either as pro players or casual fans and spectators. Brands- even non-gaming related ones- have recently shown interest to invest in the scene.
This is where our gamer of the week comes in. Afiq Syazwan, otherwise known as Afieqzz, consider himself more of a competitive gamer than a content creator. He still finds time to upload his CS:GO highlights on his YouTube channel PandaStudio. A resident of the state of Johor in Malaysia, Afiq has been [...]
The MOBA community is known for many reasons. It’s huge player numbers from games like Dota and League Of Legends (LoL), and of course, the huge prize money in e-sports tournaments and their.. less than friendly demeanour online. And that’s putting it lightly.
But that hasn’t stopped our featured gamer of the week, `Ammar Aryani bin Abdul Rani, to get better and be competitive enough to be in a team.
Also known as his in-game name Tohka (a reference to the Date A Live anime series), ‘Ammar described himself as a casual gamer, but has aspirations to make moves in the Dota 2 competitive scene. His competitive drive can be attributed from sibling [...]
Times have changed – it’s not just the competitive players who are avid gamers nowadays, but an increasing number of gamers today actively seek out friendly gamer communities when they play. Our featured gamer this week, Muhammad Darimy “demyleo” bin Rahid, tells us that he plays online games because he loves to meet new people. “I super rarely stream, but I will always join my friends’ games when they stream,” he says brightly.
Darimy started gaming 3 years ago with the first game that made him truly addicted – Dragon Nest – which his friend introduced to him in school. He then moved on to League of Legends, but now has a preference for games in the beta or [...]