From basking under the hot sun while sweating profusely, to sitting in the comfort of your own home playing video games, gaming has come a long way to its current standing in the world today. Esports is paving the way for many young people in the nation to show their mettle in this new arena of sports. In this issue, Top 10 of Malaysia shares its list (presented in random order) of the top 10 companies in the country that are involved in the esports business industry in polishing young talents.
MyGameOn places its focus solely on gaming and esports, but with a local twist. Having a wide array of activities, the company covers events, carries out game reviews as well as player interviews and establishing media partnerships. It has work with government bodies such as the Kementerian Belia & Sukan (KBS), Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN), and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). As it strives to continue growing esports and gaming, it aims to bridge the gaming communities, from being casual gamers to a corporate brand.
eGG Network has come a long way to become a gaming and esports platform after starting out as a channel on Astro. By offering 360° marketing services and tournaments organisations, game publishers, tournament owners and advertisers are able to engage with esports large fanbase in the Asean region. eGG Network is broadcasted in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Myanmar.
Techninier is an internet company based in Malaysia, and it focuses on South East Asia region. The company aims to improve the lives of consumers and small businesses in South East Asia with the help of technology. It assists communities to connect with municipal governments, digitalized public assets as well as helping passionate gamers to connect and compete in the digital realm.
Being one of Southeast Asia’s biggest esports club, Battle Arena is equipped with 110 PCs with the highest- level specifications currently available in the market, making it possible for customers to experience an ultimate lag-free, highest resolution gameplay on their 17,000 square feet vicinity that can house up to 400 people. Battle Arena aims to provide a supportive environment where ambitious gamers can polish their skills and kickstart their career in esports. Intending to change the perception of esports as a career, the company aspire to create awareness about esports and the possibility of a sustainable career in the industry by hosting multiple gaming events and thus changing the way esports is viewed.
Founded in March 2006, Blitzone Cafe has set its sight on giving back the best to its customers through services and a wide array of products. Its customers are able to keep up and get in touch with the latest games provided and plus point cards and starter packs in the market to meet customers’ demands. Players are also able to participate in exciting events and challenging activities.
Established by Keat and Joseph in 2016, Geek Fam is rising to becoming one of the most well-known names in the competitive field of Asia’s esports scene. The journey started by sending its Dota2 team to the ESL One Genting, making it into the finals of Phase 2 Qualifiers. What followed is the constant invitation for Dota2 tournaments such as the Kyiv Major and Epicenter. After the initial success with the Dota2 team, the company continues to recruit skilled players for various games that includes Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG and PUBG Mobile. Motivated to play hard and be one of the world’s top esports team as well as establishing themselves a top brand, Geek Fam’s founder is always involved with the team’s progress to further improve its performance.
LEVEL UP Inc @ Komune
LEVEL UP MY is a one-stop centre for all things games-related in Malaysia and Southeast Asia region where it provides information for all the latest happenings in the game industry. The company also serves as a platform for those wishing to collaborate or get into the Southeast Asia game industry while serving also as a communication platform for all players in the games industry to connect to the industry. LEVEL UP aims to be a healthy and thriving games industry eco-system in addition to connecting the game community together by encompassing every part of the industry.
KITAMEN Resources Sdn Bhd
Driven by the movement of esports and digital lifestyle, KITAMEN designed niched talents around familiar things in Southeast Asia. Since inception, the company has taken multiple projects to establish with affiliates and business partners from private and government sectors. While creating a market for technopreneurs and consumers who trust in the capability and quality of Malaysian products and services in the esports industry whether locally or internationally, the company also wants to create a working environment that encourages people to push their limits to constantly produce better experiences for its customers.
Sunsuria Esports Sdn Bhd
A subsidiary of Sunsuria Esports, M8HEXA esports Hub at Bell Avenue represents the first-of-its-kind mobile gaming esports hub by combining co-working and co-gaming environment in Malaysia. The company was founded by a group of young and talented individuals who strive to expand gaming industry in Malaysia and nurture young gamers to realise their full potential. Besides providing comfortable spaces to gamers community as well as small-to-medium enterprises to aid them in their journey, the company also enables young talents to carve their career paths in esports industry.
Magnus Game Studio
Magnus Game Studio was founded in 2017 by two brothers with a big dream, which is to create games that are loved by fans all around the world. Today, the company has about 40 people under its wings and they are all passionate about making great games. Magnus has a collaborative working lifestyle as it believes that merging fun and work will create an open as well as progressive environment.