West Ham United, the Barclays Premier League club, has now become the first club in the Premiership to sign an e-Sports player into their lineup.
Sean “Dragonn” Allen, a regular Twitch streamer playing FIFA and runner-up in this year’s FIFA interactive World Cup, was bestowed the squad number of 50 as he joined to be part of the Hammers.
“I am delighted to be joining West Ham United as their official e-sports player. This is a massive move forward for me. I have been playing competitive FIFA for a very long time and this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me.” [...]
Happen to be in KL on the 14th & 15th of May? Interested in E-sports spectating or in the mood for some fierce competition? Head down to Low Yat Plaza and check out the MSI Dragon Cup!
The MSI Dragon Cup has three different tournaments going on, namely Dota 2, Hearthstone and Street Fighter V. Each tourney has their tournament prize pool, with prizes worth RM5,000, RM1,000, and RM1,500 to be given out for winners and runners-up for each respective game.
Interested in competing? You can register for the Hearthstone tourney here and the Street Fighter V tourney here. Dota 2 has been closed for registration, however.
UPDATE 8/5/16: Street Fighter V [...]
Heavily rumoured last month, today local TV broadcasting network Astro will launch a 24-hour channel dedicated to e-sports. Named eGG (Every Good Game), the channel is the first of its kind in South East Asia.
e-sports tournaments such as Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter Strike Global Offensive, Hearthstone, StarCraft II and Heroes of the storm will now be hosted on eGG, channel 808 on Astro. No word if they will broadcasting fighting game tournaments like EVO though.
eGG won’t stop as just a tournament channel, as Vice President of Sports at Astro, Lee Choong Khay, is looking [...]
Astro, the local media broadcast company (not to be confused with the brand of gaming accessories), is reported to be considering opening up a dedicated TV channel for e-sports. And by e-sports, it probably means “a lot of Dota 2”. Last year Astro actually broadcast The International, the pinnacle tournament of Dota 2 to the tune of 1.5 million viewers nation-wide. That’s a huge number there for local broadcasting, up there with all the local entertainment awards numbers for sure. They’ve even aired the Malaysian Cyber Games, as well as the recent (and disastrous) Shanghai Majors.
In an email to [...]