Archive for the ‘GO.esc // DreamHack Malaysia Qualifiers’ Category

1. What do Malaysia and Sweden have in common? Besides the obvious few household brands like IKEA, VOLVO, TETRA PAK, ELECTROLUX, what else would a Malaysian know about Sweden? Well, it definitely has a solid reputation for being an innovative country, through well-known inventions, the Noble Prize and multinational brands. Many countries, including Malaysia, view Sweden as a role-model in creating a competitive and innovative economy. But did you know that one of Malaysia’s drive to make the economy more innovative is the establishment of a special innovation unit (UNIK) within the Prime Minister’s Department, led by Datuk Kamal Jit Singh? The Sweden Embassy facilitated a visit by a UNIK-delegation to Sweden in January and a cooperation with the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) is under way. Food for thought.

2. A string of exciting events are on the calendar.

1. Innovation Forum, 10 May

Venue: Pavilion KL

The key event during the Sweden Malaysia Innovation Days will be the innovation forum with distinguished Swedish and Malaysian speakers on innovation and creativity. The forum is co-organised between the Embassy and several Malaysian partners.

2. FEYST 2011 – Indie Youth Fest/Digital Delirium Xpo, 6-8 May

Venue: Pavilion KL

GO International Group has organised Indie Youth Fest (Pesta Remaja Indie) for the past three years and has brought 35 young Malaysians to participate at international festivals like NVISION in San Jose, USA 2008, DreamHack in Sweden 2009, ESWC in France 2010 and Shanghai World Expo in China last year. For the festival in 2011, the Embassy will be working closely with GO International to create a festival that has a particular Swedish touch to it. Swedish music producer will be holding several workshops during the festival and at least two Swedish bands amongst a team of Malaysian acts will participate in the event.

In connection with the FEYST Youth Festival, there will also be a digital expo featuring pro-gaming tournament, games, gadgets and digital content creation.

3. Visit by Malaysian journalists to Sweden

In order to create the right “buzz” for the Sweden Malaysia Innovation Days the Embassy currently putting together a programme for a few key Malaysian journalists to visit Sweden and introduce them to aspects of innovation in Swedish society. The visit will take place end of March.

4. Culinary Sweden – Sweden Malaysia Nobel Gala Dinner, 6 May

Venue: KL Hilton

The Innovation Days will be kick-started by a Swedish Malaysia Nobel Gala Dinner on 6 May at Hilton Hotel. The renowned Swedish Chef Michael Elfwing will prepare a gala dinner in the spirit of Nobel, with authentic menus. During the gala dinner Fredrik Härén will hold a speech on innovation and he will be joined by a high-level Malaysian speaker. There will also be entertainment from well-knowned Swedish and Malaysian artists, of course!

Wow! Sounds like fun! Now want to get involved? You can submit your application as a volunteer and be a part of our energetic team. Email hello@indieyouthfest.com. Applications close 10 April 2011.

Huge word of thanks to all of you who made this year’s festival a success. It’s this passion called ‘perfection’ that will keep us doing it better year after year. And it will become a global international event for sure, right here in our beloved country – Malaysia 🙂 Shine on peeps and catch you soon with more events coming up in November. The season ain’t over yet…

IYF09 Malaysia's 1st Human Beatbox Competition [Photo credit: Jasmine's E63]

IYF09 Malaysia’s 1st Human Beatbox Competition [Photo credit: Jasmine’s E63]

GO.esc//DreamHack CS1.6 Top 3 teams

Counter Strike 1.6 Champions Team LZ (centred) will represent Malaysia at DreamHack, Sweden

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GO International E-Sports Cup // DreamHack Malaysia – Grand Final Results

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Singer songwriter Yuna, getting interviewed by HITZ TV’s Sufian. Hello HITZ peeps!

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Powered by CANON with projectors from VIEWSONIC blogger Kim Ong conducts ‘Blogging Clinic’ via Skype. She’s in Melbourne.

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Team LZ battling it out at GO.esc // DreamHack Grand Finals! It was truly 5 days of digital delirium…

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Bittersweet performed LIVE @ Studio V.

More pictures to be released soon…

Greetings fellow IYF-ers!

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know now that since the first signing ceremony with Go International Group on 13 July 2009 to admit Malaysia as the FIRST ASIAN COUNTRY to host a DreamHack Qualifier, more are sprouting up around the world faster than you can say GO! So now Singapore, China, Portugal, Norway and more have joined the ranks! That only means, gamers, you had better be ready for a great competitive month ahead.

Check out their latest website: www.dreamhack.se.

Now since we launched our search for the Malaysian Counter Strike team, we’ve done one qualifer in Penang. The following qualifiers:

Partner: Gizmo Gamer
Kuching, Sarawak
Date: 3 October 2009
Qualifies 2 teams
1st prize: RM500
2nd prize: RM250
Entry fee: RM100 per team

Partner: Subang FTZ
Subang, Selangor
Date: 10 & 11 October 2009
Qualifies 2 teams
1st prize: RM500
2nd prize: RM250
Entry fee: RM100 per team

Note: Johor Qualifier has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances and will be replaced by an additional qualifier at 1Utama itself.

FTZ Penang hosts GO.esc // DreamHack Malaysia Qualifier

FTZ Penang hosts GO.esc // DreamHack Malaysia Qualifier

See you in Penang this weekend!

Counter Strike 1.6 gamers, have you registered online yet? No worries… if you haven’t, you can also sign up at FTZ Penang, Abu Siti Lane. The qualifiers begin at 12.00pm and depending on number of teams registered, we may need to conduct the final round of the Qualifiers on Sunday again.

Registration:

RM20 per person / RM100 per team.

Prizes:

1st place state qualifier champion: RM500 cash + prizes

2nd place state qualifier runner-up: RM250 cash + prizes

All gamers will receive their goodie bags at the 1Utama Grand Finale from 14-18 Oct, 2009.