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Malaysia’s National Sports Council Forms Esports Unit To Prepare For Asian Games
With all the talks of sporting events like the Olympics and the Asian Games fancying the inclusion of esports as part of the event lineup, Malaysia has made the step to prepare for this. It was announced that the National Sports Council has formed an esports unit to prepare for the Asian Games.
As Berita Harian reported, the Asian Games have set plans to include esports as a medal event in 2022 and will be tested out in the 2018 games in Jakarta and Palembang.
“Esports have been recognised as a sport and we must not be left out from training more athletes for this, ” said Minister of Youth and Sports, Khairy Jamaluddin.
So far, the only game confirmed to be included in the esports category is FIFA 17. A MOBA (like Dota 2 or League Of Legends) will also be included.
Thankfully, there should be plenty of world-class talents for those games ripe for the picking. Amirul “AmTuah” Affendi of Fire Dragoon Esports have made rounds in international tournaments. Should Dota be the MOBA game, we have talents spread around the world, from Team Secret’s MidOne in Europe to The International 2017 2nd runner-up ahfu playing with China’s LGD Forever Young. It then becomes a matter of assembling the right team with the right chemistry.
Source: Berita Harian