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MALAYSIAN STUDENT JOINS WORLD’S TOP 32 FIFA PLAYERS AT ESPORTS WORLD CONVENTION IN PARIS 2016

26 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur – The Electronic Sports World Convention (ESWC) (formerly known as Electronic Sports World Cup) is an international professional gaming championship held at the Paris Games Week. Every year, winners of national qualifier events around the world earn the right to represent their country in the ESWC Finals. The event has been praised for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.

Malaysia will once again be represented by a single FIFA player at the Paris Games Week 2016. Supported by GamesBond, eGG Network, RedBullMalaysia and GoInternationalGroup.com, “I would like to represent Malaysia in ESWC because it’s great platform for me to show to the world how much potential that Malaysia FIFA Player has, plus I will not represent only myself but all FIFA Players in Malaysia. Lastly I will give my best to bring the championship to Malaysia for the first time,” said Nur Amirul Afandi or better known as AmTuah.

National FEYST // ESWC Malaysia festival directors, Jasmine Low and Nikki Yeo extended the invitation to newcomers Suki Lee and Muhammad Fazli Bin Razak of Games Bond to attend and represent Team Malaysia at the ESWC, Paris Games Week. Jasmine said, “It’s a great inspiration to see young entrepreneurs supporting the e-sport scene! We are pleased to pass on the baton to anyone who is keen to support the e-sport industry because we see it as a healthy environment for young men to learn about drive, ambition and perseverance”.

She added, “During our time pushing the e-sports agenda in 2008, we too attended festivals like NVISION sponsored by NVIDIA in San Jose, California and also CEBIT in Hanover, Germany. Our partnership with ESWC enabled annual meetings with e-sports tournament organisers from around the world. It is this world-view exposure that we find lacking in youth today and we are dedicated to send more and more young people outside to experience the world because we believe these experiences create lasting impressions and form ideas that can lead to greatness and success,”.

Throughout the ESWC finals, the medal tally so far (as of ESWC 2014):

# Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France France 23 14 25 62
2  United States 13 9 8 30
3  Sweden 12 14 9 35
4  South Korea 10 8 4 22
5  Poland 5 3 3 11
6  Netherlands 5 2 5 12
7  Germany 4 8 10 22
8  Ukraine 4 3 1 8
9  Russia 3 4 6 13
10  Denmark 3 4 5 12
11  Brazil 2 5 0 7
12  Slovakia 2 5 0 7
13  Belarus 2 1 0 3
14  Canada 2 0 1 3
15  China 1 5 7 13
16  Spain 1 2 2 5
17  Norway 1 1 0 2
18  Singapore 1 0 0 1
19  Finland 1 0 0 1
20  Iran 1 0 0 1
21  United Kingdom 0 2 2 4
22  Austria 0 2 0 2
23  Romania 0 2 0 2
24  Portugal 0 1 2 3
25  Italy 0 1 0 1
26  Croatia 0 1 0 1
27  Malaysia 0 1 0 1
28  Indonesia 0 0 2 2
29  Serbia 0 0 2 2
30  Belgium 0 0 1 1
31  Mexico 0 0 1 1

Nikki Yeo added, “It’s impressive from a global viewpoint to see Malaysia on the medals tally map. Who would have thought otherwise, that our nation could generate so many young and talented cyber athletes?”.

Ends.

About ESWC MALAYSIA

Malaysian licensee for the Electronic Sports World Cup since 2008 – GoInternationalGroup.com has so far sent 30 cyber-athletes to participate at international tournaments around the world from San Jose, USA (ESWC 2008); Jonkoping, Sweden (DreamHack 2009); Shanghai, China (Digital Youth Award at Shanghai World Expo 2010); Singapore (Digital Youth Award 2010) and Paris, France (ESWC 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016).

GoInternationalGroup.com has made Malaysian history as an independent company that is committed to growing, grooming and developing young cyber athletes for competition in the international arena. The company believes that by supporting professional video gamers and musicians in their quest for world recognition, young Malaysians gain so much more on their return to pursue their non-traditional careers. ESWC and GO.esc are a part of GoInternationalGroup.com’s own homegrown video games and independent music festival – FEYST Indie Youth Fest.

Indie Youth Festival 2008 celebrates digital culture and all things indie in collaboration with the National Finals of ESWC 2008 Malaysia!

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 May 2008 – The Independent Youth Festival 2008, reveals more indie bands to its line-up today. Joining the fray at the indie concert on 5 & 6 July are three-piece band Tempered Mental, Laguna Record’s pop band Estrella, Oh Chentaku!, Telephony Delivery, Superbar and singer songwriters including songstress Mia Palencia, Zalila Lee, Yuri Wong (of Frequency Cannon) and rising newcomer, Yuna.

Fuelled by the yearnings of the Y-generation for independence, Malaysian youth of today are keeping the ‘indie spirit’ very much alive. Evidence of a new mindset; the ‘indie’ culture exists in pockets of the Klang Valley with music gigs, film screenings and other alternative forms of artistic expression including social networking on Facebook™ amongst the many other popular sites, uploading pictures on Flickr™, downloading ringtones by indie singer songwriters or picking up a comic produced by local cartoonists. The one thing that holds true is that more and more, Malaysians are doing it for themselves!

Indie Youth Fest Organiser, Go International Group promises an exciting line-up of activities during the 3-day festival organised with venue partner, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Following the success of over 100 indie gigs around the Klang Valley since 2002, its community project Doppelganger Open Mic and Stage encourages youth to develop their passion into possible careers.

‘We believe in keeping the indie spirit alive by providing a platform for youth to showcase their creativity. Our community project Doppelganger Open Mic has organised gigs which feature musicians, singer songwriters, filmmakers and even poets, attracting 50-80 people each time. We felt it was time to bring all of the talents together to reach a wider audience at the Indie Youth Fest,’ added Nikki Yeo, Executive Producer of Indie Youth Fest and Group Managing Director of Go International Group.

Aside from two indie band and singer songwriter concerts on July 5 and 6, there will also be film screenings by indie filmmakers, cartoon corner, graffiti bar, console game competitions, self-defence and boxing demonstration by the Malaysian Boxing Association plus lots more activities to ensure the 3-day festival allows youth to either participate, spectate then blog about it.

Go International Group has also collaborated with Filmmakers Anonymous, to present the ‘Digital Culture’ Short Film Showcase. The short film showcase on the theme of ‘Digital Culture’ in conjunction with the first ever held in Malaysia, Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) – Malaysian edition. All filmmakers are invited to send in a short film of not more than 10 minutes on this theme for the showcase! The 10 short listed entries will be screened at 1 Utama. The winner will be decided by a panel of judges and will walk away with some great prizes! Filmmakers Anonymous has been actively organising bi-monthly ‘screening gigs’ of new and emerging indie films.

Committed to serving the youth, Go International Group, also the organisers of Electronic Sports World Cup 2008 Malaysia, believes in supporting events that help empower young Malaysians to a higher level. It expects to welcome over 20,000 visitors to the 3-day festival at High Street, 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 4-6 July 2008.

More details online:
Indie Youth Fest: http://www.gointernationalgroup.com/indieYfest
Doppelganger Open Mic Blog: http://www.doppelgangerkl.blogspot.com
ESWC Blog: http://www.eswcmalaysia.wordpress.com

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For further inquiries:
Nikki Yeo
National Director
Indie Youth Fest
Tel +6012 9898 288
Email: openmickl@gmail.com or nikkiyeo@pc.jaring.my

Jasmine Low
National Director
Electronic Sports World Cup 2008 Malaysia
Tel: +6017 623 0288
Email: jasminelow@gmail.com or jazl@tm.net.my