Kudos to Sarawak Esports Association (SESA) who had once again collaborated with Ministry of Youth and Sports #MYSS in organising the “MYSS eFootball PES21 Stay-At-Home” online esports competition using the PlayStation 4 (PS4). The event is on from 19 February to March 7, with a total of RM10,000 in cash prizes to be won.
The organizers are expecting the participation of 328 youth who are aged 40 and below in the competition which is aimed at producing professional esports gamers through the talent search programme at grass-roots level.
This competition is also to prepare our potential amateur gamers for national and international competitions so that they can become eSports icons who may generate thousands of followers on the Internet.
The ministry is supporting the organising the online Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2021 event because it will be one of the game to be contested in next year’s Malaysia Games (Sukma) scheduled to be held in Johor Bahru next year.
The “MYSS eFootball PES 21 Stay-At-Home” competition is also aimed at helping the gamers to manage their psychological wellbeing and overcome pressure during the competition.
I was informed that the tournament is divided into two categories – the ‘1 vs 1’, which will take place from Feb 19 to 21, and the ‘2 vs 2’ on Feb 26-28. The final for the ‘1 vs 1’ will be held on March 6, followed by the ‘2 vs 2’ on March 7. The champion of the 1 vs 1 category will bring home RM1,000, first runner-up RM800, third RM600, fourth RM300, fifth RM250 while those finishing in sixth to 10th positions will each get RM150. As for the 2 vs 2 category, the champion will receive RM2,200, first runners-up RM1,100, second runners-up RM800, fourth RM600, fifth RM400 while the sixth to 10th placings will receive RM250 each. The registration is opened on Feb 1 to 13 and those interested can visit SESA’s Facebook page for details.