M'sian esports to get more recognition from govt, says Zahid


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian e-sports received a boost on Sunday (June 2) as Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says the government will continue its support to the community.

The Deputy Prime Minister, who attended the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Malaysia Season 13 Grand Finals in Serdang on Sunday, said he will give the recognition to the esports industry at the Cabinet level.

"As chairman of the Sports Development Cabinet Committee, I will bring this recognition up at the Cabinet level,” he said in a statement issued by MPL Malaysia organiser, Moonton Games.

In the final on Sunday, Selangor Red Giants overcame defending champions, Homebois, 4-2 and secured their debut at the MLBB Mid-Season Cup (MSC) 2024.

Sunday’s result will also see Homebois play in the wild card stage of the MSC 2024, where they will compete against seven other teams for one available spot on the main stage.

As such, Ahmad Zahid sent a message of encouragement to Selangor Red Giants and Homebois before they represented the country in the MSC 2024.

"Engrave the brilliant name of Malaysia on the international stage,” he said. - Bernama

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