AirAsia Now Has An Esports Club For Their Employees, Competing At Selangor Cyber Games 2017
Publicity stunt or genuine curiosity for esports? Whatever the main reason why the folks at low-cost airliners AirAsia decided to field their employees to rep the company and participate at the Selangor Cyber Games, we sure glad they did.
Under the banner of AirAsia Allstars Esports Club, fourteen employees of AirAsia have banded together to participate in two open tournaments- two of them play in the 1V1 FIFA Online 3 tournament whereas the rest make up the two squads participating in the Dota 2 tournament.
The following is the list of players:
FIFA Online 3 Players:
– Jason Lim Tiat Long
– Tan Swee Chun
FUN Team Dota 2
– Ashley Boay Mei Ying (Captain)
– Ahmad Farid Bin Khalid
– Muhammad Amir Khan Bin Mohamed Iqbal
– Chong Chee Wee
– Farid Faiza Bin Fajarudeen
– Allan Phang Yow Choy
Team Alpha Dota 2
– Keasavan A/L Hari Krishnan (Captain)
– Ahmad Arshad Bin Mohd Saufi
– Neil Mc Desuil
– Muhammad Zaki Bin M A Rasul
– Muhammad Sharizal Bin Mohd Zaini
– Khor Siew Fei
If you were attending the Selangor Cyber Games at Paradigm Mall, you might see the folks all donning their official black jerseys today, as seen in the header image above.
AirAsia head honco Tony Fernandes issued a statement wishing the best for the Allstars competing today.
Wow. Tony Fernandes mentions about Esports! He's the Group CEO and co-founder of AirAsia. Woohoo! :)Please help us to share this video especially if you love Esports! Thanks. GG 😁#AirAsiaAllstarsEsportsClub#AirAsiaEsports#Esports#DaretoDream#ONEAirAsia
Posted by AirAsia Allstars Esports Club on 7hb Ogos 2017
We are seeing more and more brands, even non-endemic brands trying to make themselves friendly with gamers via esports, which is not an entirely a bad thing. And props to AirAsia for trying something different- rather than putting in money for sponsorship like most companies do, they sent out their own people to participate.
The Selangor Cyber Games is happening this weekend. You can catch watch the Grand Finals of the Legends Circuit for League Of Legends, the biggest 1V1 FIFA Online 3 tournament, as well as tournaments for Dota 2 and Tekken 7.