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Fire Dragoon Esports Office Launched, Now Recruiting For New Players
Fire Dragoon is a local e-sports team that has making names here in Malaysia. Their Dota 2 team managed to reached 6th for the Boston Major SEA Qualifiers and finished third in last year’s UMobile GameOnz MSI MGA Dota 2 Tournament. Their League Of Legends squad is now in the top 4 in the Malaysia’s equivalent to the LCS- The Legends Circuit hosted by Garena. They also once had one of the strongest CS:GO roster in Malaysia.
Last Sunday saw Fire Dragoon fully committed into the business of building an e-sports team by launching their office and announcing a partnership with TteSports, the gaming brand for hardware manufacturer Thermaltake.
“e-Sports has been growing rapidly in Malaysia and I believe what it takes for the industry to move to a higher level is to grow from an organisation’s perspective,” said Kam Jun Jin (a.k.a. Fire), Managing Director of Fire Dragoon Sdn Bhd.
As an organisation, we seek to groom our players into professional athletes through workshops and focus groups in order to make themselves valuable not only in-game, but even out-of-game.”
During the launch, it was announced that Fire Dragoon is looking to build an Overwatch team as well. If you have the right skill you can go and apply here. They will also explore the potential of streaming in the future.
In his opening speech, Fire certainly is passionate at making a sustainable e-sports business. There are many successful teams in the West that has become household brands to some gamers: TSM, Team Liquid, Evil Genuises and the list goes on. Over on Korea and China it’s as big as traditional sports. Fire Dragoon has aspirations of establishing a proper, sustainable e-sports organisation here in Malaysia.
This launch is a good sign for the Malaysia e-sports scene. Having a proper organisation with and office should better structure the work of an e-sports athlete (by providing proper work hours as well as benefits). We have huge talents when it comes to e-sports, good to see that there now have more teams that can help them grow better.