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To Promote A State-Organised Esports Event, Penang Chief Minister Actually Played PUBG Mobile On A Video Promo

"I'm too old for this"

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As esports is getting bigger exposure in Malaysia, we now have the government and politicians involved with supporting this movement. It’s what the youths are into these days. So seeing events such as the Malaysia Cyber Games getting a big push by the ministries is a common thing now.

Not wanting to be left in the mix, the Penang Youth Development Corridor (PYDC), a state-owned corporation, will be organising the Esports Experience at 1st Avenue Mall, George Town. It’s less of a tournament but rather an event with various booth showcasing what gaming and esports is all about, including 1V1 Dota, PUBG, AOV and Mobile Legends matches with influencers.  VR, racing simulators and Hado AR will also be available for attendees to try out for free.

Details of the Esports Experience can be found here.

To promote the event, PYDC even got Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to chime in about esports, and even have him play PUBG Mobile on video.

Oh yeah, he gave it a go alright. He seems comfortable with the movement at least.

Lim Guan Eng will officiate the opening of the Esports Experience on April 12th. But don’t expect him to go down and hunt chicken dinners afterwards. “I’m too old for this,” he remarked after his PUBG Mobile session.