The Malaysian division of MET (previously Mineski Events Team) is parting ways from Mineski Global. The organisation is now its being spun off as its own corporate entity under the name IO Esports.
“The decision to spin-off from Mineski is due to our differences in strategic planning and the direction of the company,” said IO Esports CEO Kenchi Yap. “I would like to thank Mineski for their collaborative efforts for the past 10 years, working together in flourishing the global esports industry. Nonetheless, we have parted ways with Mineski on good terms and will continue to focus on our new direction.”
The rebrand to IO Esports signals the organisation’s continued focus on providing production quality, broadcast, content, and marketing services as well as tournament operations for Southeast Asia. As MET Malaysia, they have been organising various esports events in the country, including the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M1 World Championships which recorded 4,000 attendees on location and 650,000 stream viewers via YouTube Gaming.
IO Esports will remain operating the Mineski Cyber Cafes in Malaysia as per a separate franchise agreement.
Under their previous guise, IO Esports are one of the more reliable esports organisations when it comes to hosting tournaments. The esports scene in Malaysia does have some spotty records, but if you see this new name and logo: these are one of the best ones operating in the country.