SEA Games 2019: Malaysian eSports athletes to watch and when

Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (standing, seventh from left) officially introduced the national eSports contingent at a flag off event on Nov 9. — Bernama

The 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines is currently underway and for the first time ever, Malaysia is sending 24 eSports athletes to compete in six eSports medal events from Dec 5 to 10 at the Filoil Flying V Center in Manila. The squad will be led by Firdaus Hashim as team manager and Ahmad Syazwan as head coach.

The eSports medal event will kick off with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang qualifying rounds on Dec 5 with Malaysia being represented by athletes Ahmad Ali Huzaifi Abdullah, Abdul Wandi Abdul Kadir, Izme Haqeem Hamsjid, Muhammad Hazeem Onn, Jamil Nurolla and Mohd Faris Zakaria.

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