Mobile gamers ready to do battle

Some of the athletes at the Johor Sports Council checking out the PUBG Mobile game at the council’s office, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Sports Council (MSNJ) is organising a PUBG Mobile tournament under the Riseup Esports Online Tournament (REOT) programme starting today until July 11, with more than RM15,000 in cash prizes to be won.

MSNJ director Mohd Gadaffie Abd Aziz said the council had previously collaborated with the Johor Government in organising the Puasa Challenge, which is an exercise competition during the movement control order (MCO) and the fasting month.

“This time, we want to give a chance to esports fans to spend their spare time playing the popular online mobile phone survival combat game, PUBG.

“Under the REOT programme, we selected PUBG for the tournament based on the game’s capacity to allow multiple players at a time,” he said when contacted.

He explained that the competition did not require the players to gather in one place, as they could stay in the comfort of their own homes while playing as a team.

“We have received tremendous response from the public, and the slots for first week registration taken up within two hours of the competition’s announcement.

“Professional gamers are not encouraged to participate, in order to give way to more amateur esports players to compete,” he said.

He added that MSNJ planned to introduce other games such as Mobile Legends, FIFA and Dota in future.

The programme is organised by the Johor Sports Council Recreational Club with help from a gaming association called Budak Gamers Komando Lag.

The competition is limited to 64 teams, with each group comprising four players and one reserve player.

Sixteen groups will compete every week. Week one is June 8 to June 12), week two (June 15 to June 19), week three (June 22 to June 26) and week four (June 29 to July 3) with the grand final on July 11.

Voting will be conducted from Monday to Thursday each week to decide which groups compete.

The weekly winner will receive RM2,100 cash while the champion of the grand final will win RM7,000.

Further details are available from MSNJ on

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