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2019 F1 Esports Season Hits Record 5.8 Million Views!

2019 F1 Esports Season Hits Record 5.8 Million Views!

Formula 1 just announced a record 5.8 million views for the 2019 F1 Esports Series – a 76% increase over 2018!

Find out what other milestones they broke in 2019, and don’t miss the video wrap up for the 2019 F1 Esports Series!

 

2019 F1 Esports Season Hits Record 5.8 Million Views!

In addition to hitting 5.8 million online views, the 2019 F1 Esports Series also recorded no less than 169 million social media impressions – 66% better than in 2018!

Interestingly, the 5.8 million online views surpassed the 2018 Series’ combined online + TV viewership of 5.5 million.

This suggests that Formula 1 has gained significant traction in the e-racing wave, reaching younger and more digitally-minded audience. In fact, they revealed that 79% of viewers were below the age of 34 years old!

Formula 1 also noted that there was a record-breaking 109,000 players this season, who attempted over 1.4 million laps to qualify. This represented a massive 65% increase in participation, and a 40% increase in lap numbers over 2018.

 

Key News From The 2019 F1 Esports Season

The biggest news is, no doubt, the crowning of David Tonizza as the 2019 Drivers’ Champion. He was, notably, the first pick from the 2019 Pro Draft, as well as the first ever esports driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy Hublot Esports Team.

The 2019 F1 Esports season also had Red Bull Racing Esports securing the first Team’s Championship title, fighting off fence competition from the Ferrari Driver Academy Hublot Esports Team, the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports Team and the Renault Sport Team Vitality.

In all, Red Bull Racing Esports had 9 podium finishes, with 3 wins, across the 12 race season.

This was the first year all ten official Formula 1 Esports teams participated, with Ferrari entering for the first time. Formula 1 also doubled the cash prize fund for 2019 – to a whopping $500,000!

 

F1 Esports To Head To China!

Formula 1 confirmed that they will launch the F1 Esports Series China Championship in partnership with Juss Intellisports.

The champion and runner-up of the China Championship will ear final spots in the 20202 F1 Esports Series Pro Draft, with the chance to compete for a seat with one of the official F1 Esports team!

 

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The Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 Details Revealed!

eSports enthusiasts, heads-up! Acer just announced the full details of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2020!

Here is everything you need to know about the APAC Predator League 2020, including its prize pool of US$ 400,000!

 

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2020

Predator League is the largest brand-initiated tournament in the Asia Pacific region, with over 3500 teams participating in the 2019 edition that culminated in the Grand Finals in Thailand.

With a new prize pool of USD 400,000, the Asia Pacific League 2020 will be held in Manila on 22 – 23 February 2020 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.

In the run-up to the grand showdown in Manila, 17 participating countries have opened registrations for local qualifying competitions for both PUBG and Dota 2 in October with local prizes.

If you believe you have what it takes to be the Malaysian champion, and win a big chunk of the RM 100,000 prize pool, you can register here.

 

Asia Pacific Predator League 2020 Qualifying Details

Dota 2

There will be two online qualifying stages, as well as four on-ground qualifying stages, held at :

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  • Mineski Infinity Kuala Lumpur
  • Mineski Esport Arena Selangor
  • Eternity Esport Penang
  • Gizmo Arena Sarawak

The qualifying teams will meet for the Malaysian Grand Finals at Level Up KL, in KLCC on 9-10 November 2019 in Malaysia.

PUBG

There will be four online qualifying stages, with the top four teams of each qualifying stage scheduled to face each other at the Malaysian Grand Finals on 7-8 December 2019 at Battle Arena, Jaya Shopping Centre, in the most extreme matches of FPP on Erangel and Miramar.

The Prize Pool

The prize pool breakdown is RM50,000 cash for DOTA2 and RM24,000 cash for PUBG, and another RM26,000 worth of prizes.

The Malaysian leg champions will also be heading to Manila in February 2020 to duke it out for the coveted championship.

 

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ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 Updates!

On August 17, 2018, BenQ ZOWIE announced its sponsorship of eXTREMESLAND, the annual esports event for Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) players in the Asia-Pacific region. The event will hence be known as ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018.

Here are the updates on ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 since it kicked off.

 

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 aims to become the largest Counter-Strike Global OffensiveCS:GO tournament in Asia while providing an  honest and fair battleground for Asian CS:GO players.

ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018 will cover 20 qualifiers across the Asia-Pacific region, and 3 qualifiers in China, starting from August to October 2018.

16 teams will be qualified to represent their countries to participate in the finals of the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2018, from October 18th to 21st in Shanghai, China with total prize pool of USD $100,000 dollars.

 

Team FrostFire Advances To Shanghai Asia Finals!

ZOWIE Malaysia just announced that Team FrostFire won the eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Malaysia Qualifier and will now advance to the Shanghai Asia Finals! Congratulations, Team FrostFire!

 

BenQ XL2546 Gaming Monitors

As a title sponsor, BenQ ZOWIE will sponsor full sets of BenQ XL2546 (Price Check) esports gaming monitors to all ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND Asia CS:GO Open 2018 qualifiers.

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The BenQ XL2546 (Price Check) comes with a 240 Hz refresh rate, which provides smooth gameplay. It also features DyAc technology that increases clarity of vigorous in-game screen movements.

Both features will help to ensure that all participants will perform their very best at all stages of the competition!

You don’t have to be in the tournament to enjoy these features. Here are some purchase links fo the BehQ XL2546 gaming monitor :

 

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Celcom Game Hero Winner Bags BMW 3 Series!

Kuala Lumpur, 22 December 2017 – History has once again made its mark as 32 year-old, Muhamad Fakhrorazi Ismail took home the grand prize of a brand new BMW 3-series, after slamming a top score of 27,800 points during the final showdown of the second tournament series in biggest mobile tournament in Malaysia : Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear.

 

Celcom Game Hero Winner Bags BMW 3 Series!

Muhamad Fakhrorazi, an accountant from Ipoh, Perak, took home the grand prize after an intense one hour battle with the other finalists that were drawn down from an overwhelming response of participants over the course of four months.

Claiming the second prize of brand new Honda Jazz car was 34-year-old property consultant, Oh Boon Jin from Kampar Perak with 25,900 points, while coming in third place to claim a brand new Perodua Bezza was 32-year-old businessman, Mohammad Aslan Atik from Semporna, Sabah with 25,640 points during the final showdown.

Three other finalists also walked home with great prizes ranging from the latest devices and smartphones in the market!

The Celcom Game Hero grand prizes were presented by Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Transformation Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Dato’ Lion Peh, Chief Executive Officer of Techninier Sdn Bhd at Menara Celcom.

 

Celcom Game Hero Continues With Kill Shot Legacy

Celcom worked with local Malaysian content developers Techninier Sdn Bhd for the second Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear, which was participated by thousands of gamers, from casual to expert gamers.

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Since 7 November 2017, the third tournament for Celcom Game Hero will continue with Techninier’s ‘Kill Shot Legacy, an intense first-person shooting game that takes place across different timelines including the Old West, an Alien Zone, Military Base and the Future.

Kill Shot Legacy’ can be easily participated by casual to expert gamers. Mobile gamers just need to gain a high score by gunning down bad guys and be placed in the leader boards to be in the running for cash prizes.

With eight game mastery level challenges, game heroes can expect a pack load of new contents and shoot it out within the next four months for the top leader boards once again! The next group of winners will go head to head and draw down for the grand prizes.

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Catch The ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals This December!

Pack your bags and prepare to cheer your heart out, it’s ROG Masters season and the Grand Finals are ready to pack a punch this December. After forty gruelling Regional Qualifiers and four intense Regional Finals, the top six teams in both Dota 2 and CS:GO from China, EMEA, APAC and the Americas will be heading to Kuala Lumpur for the ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals!

 

The ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals

On the December 9th – 10th 2017, Kuala Lumpur will once again host the ROG Masters 2017 Grand Finals at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Esport fans will have a chance to see six teams per game duke it out in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre for their share of the remaining US$470,000 prize pool. It will be tough, it will be intense, but most importantly, it will be a spectacle worth the watch!

Starting with a group stage on December 7th-8th for both Dota 2 and CS:GO, teams will be broken into two groups of three with games streamed online. The top two teams per group will then move on to a single elimination Playoff taking place in the KLCC on December 9th-10th!

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  • Group Stage December 7-8 (not open to public)
  • Playoffs December 9-10 (free entry)
  • Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC)

 

The ROG Master 2017 Featured Teams

Dota 2 : CDEC, Team Empire, Penta Sports, WG Unity, Execration, Optic Gaming

CSGO : Gambit Gaming, Mousesports, Tyloo, 5Power Club, Grayhound Gaming, Splyce

 

Admission Tickets

Unlike other esports events, admission is FREE! Pre-register now and guarantee yourself a free goodie bag and also be eligible for the lucky draws.

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The HotShotz 2017 eGames Festival Press Conference

The HotShotz 2017 eGames festival is gearing up for the grand final event, where over 250 gamers will compete in 7 game titles. Find out more about HotShotz from their key partners – the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Acer Malaysia, Digi, Codemasters and the KDU University College. Even Crimson Viper came in to endorse HotShots 2017!

 

The HotShotz 2017 eGames Festival

After 5 rounds of fierce qualifiers, hosted by five different universities, Malaysia’s eGames festival, HotShotz 2017, is now gearing up for the grand event where over 250 finalists, all amateurs, from 7 game titles will come together to compete to be the winners and hopefully move on to be the next international eSports stars from Malaysia.

In this video, the HotShotz 2017 key partners reveal why they are supporting and pushing the HotShotz 2017 eGames festival. They are Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Vice-President, Creative Content & Technologies Division, MDEC; Tan Chin Ike, Head of School of Computing and Creative Media, KDU University College; Andre Stiegler, Studio Manager, Codemasters, and representatives from Acer Malaysia and Digi.

HotShotz is much more than just its eSports component though. Thanks to VR Lab, visitors will enjoy a large VR area to experience the gaming world in virtual reality, there will be a cosplay competition and even a rare PC modding competition.

At the same time, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation is bringing 10 independent game publishers to showcase their games, which they hope will launch them to global prominence. Sharing the stage with them are global console gaming powerhouse, Sony Entertainment, which will be showcasing some of its games together with Codemasters.

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The ROG Masters 2016 Tournament Rocks KL

ROG, the Republic of Gamers in full, is the gaming brand from ASUS. Their focus is on delivering the ultimate gaming systems and components for hardcore gamers. So it comes to no surprise to see them hosting their own eSports tournament – the ROG Masters 2016.

 

The ROG Masters 2016

ROG has sponsored many gaming events in the past, but this is the first time they organised and hosted their own gaming tournament. Their inaugural tournament, the ROG Masters 2016, rocked KL with new and top teams competing for the US$ 200,000 prize pool!

As an open tournament, the ROG Masters 2016 saw hundreds of teams from all over the world competing against each other. But only the 12 strongest teams in Dota 2 and CS:GO each qualified to fight it out in the finals in Kuala Lumpur.

In the end, Team Secret beat Team Execration to take the trophy in the Dota 2 tournament. In CS:GO, Team Mongolz beat Team Dreamscape for the first spot.

Congratulations to Team Secret and Team Mongolz, and the runners-up teams – Team Execration and Team Dreamscape. Win or lose the top spot, these are the best teams in the inaugural ROG Masters tournament!

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The ROG Masters 2016 Q&A Session

Interested to find out more about the ROG Masters 2016? Wanna know if the ROG Masters will be an annual event? Or why ASUS decided to open the tournament to new and amateur teams, as well as top professional gaming teams?

Join ASUS APAC Manager Rex Lee, ASUS APAC Product Manager Shawn Chang and ASUS Malaysia Country Manager Jimmy Lin in the inaugural ROG Masters 2016 Q&A session!

Yes, ASUS will now organise the ROG Masters on a yearly basis. We are looking forward to the ROG Masters 2017. Will it be in Kuala Lumpur? Taipei or Bangkok? We will find out soon enough!

 

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ROG Masters 2016 Grand Finals @ KL Convention Centre

ROG Masters 2016 Grand Finals

The ROG Masters 2016 Grand Finals event for Dota 2 and CS:GO is coming soon on 12-13 November 2016 at KL Convention Centre , G-floor (Hall 3 -4). Entry is FREE, and you will receive exclusive ROG goodies!

If you are attending, kindly arrive at the event venue on Saturday 12th November by 10am for the event opening.

Event Date & Time: Saturday 12th November by 10am
Event Address: KL Convention Centre , G Floor (Hall 3 -4)
Entrance for ROG Master 2016 Grand Final is FOC

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