Media Prima is currently conducting Gegaria Fest 2018, an eSports festival in Malaysia. The festival will be split into three eSports tournaments, and one has already been held.
FIFA Online 3: Shah ‘KaiZokuu’ Raizan named the Winner!
FIFA Online 3 was the first of three eSports tournaments to be held, and it was conducted at Setia City, Shah Alam on 13th January. Participants were pit against each other in special gaming lorries, for a chance to take a piece of the RM 10,000 prize pool. In the end, the tournament was won by Shah ‘KaiZokuu’ Raizan, who brought home RM 3,000 in winnings. Meanwhile, the runner up was a 14 year-old who goes by the nickname HGxLetMeYou.
Upcoming eSports Events: Arena of Valor & League of Legends
The next two Gegaria events will feature popular titles such as Arena of Valor, and League of Legends. The Arena of Valor tournament will be held at Plaza Angsana, Johor Bahru on 3rd February. The top 4 teams of the event will battle it out for the RM 10,000 prize pool.
Meanwhile, the last of the three events will be the East Coast Championship (ECC) Season 4, and will feature League of Legends. As it is an event for the East Coast region, teams participating will hail from Pahang, Terengganu, and Kelantan. It’s also the first eSports tournament to be held at Stadium Darul Makmur, the home grounds of Pahang Football Association. ECC Season 4 is slated to be held on 24th February, and the prize pool is RM 10,000.
Awareness for eSports
However, Gegaria Fest 2018 isn’t all about entertainment, as Media Prima wants to raise awareness for E-Games in Malaysia through the event. This is being achieved via the activation of MyGameOn, an online news portal for gamers. Also, this portal happens to be the result of a partnership between Media Prima and the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).