In collaboration with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (MOEA), the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup 2019 (TEEC) has finally landed in Penang, bringing its latest LAN Qualifier stage to gamers and local residents. Participating gamers and fans were competing today in the tournament’s 8th on-ground qualifier which was supported by brand and equipment sponsor, MSI. Over 20 teams and 100 individual participants found themselves competing on the digital battlefield for their chance at the total grand prize of RM113,000 in the finals on October later this year.
The TEEC tournament is sponsored by major brands including MSI, Acer Predator and Asus ROG headlined with three main Esports titles: DotA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League Of Legends. The tournament officially kicked off on April 30 with an endorsement from MDEC (Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation) that will see it end in October, later this year.
Beyond the fierce rivalries between participating teams, fun activities such as “mini DotA 2 match” and lucky draw were also held to engage Esports fans in Penang who attended the event. In addition to the exciting games and activities, participants were able to experience MSI’s latest release, the GE65 Raider laptop. The high-performing GE65 Raider is designed to be the best choice for travelling Esports athletes to a series of competition schedules or attend a LAN Qualifier. The GE65 Raider balances performance and portability with boundless vision and the world’s fastest gaming display of 240HZ ultra-high refresh rate.
Gina Cheng, marketing manager of MSI noted the significance of cooperating with Taiwan Excellence. “The LAN Qualifiers was not only a platform for gamers to experience MSI’s latest products, but it also served as an opportunity to encourage different and unique experiences with the gaming community in Malaysia from a brand standpoint.”
Another two LAN Qualifiers will happen with Acer Predator and Asus ROG. The events will happen at Cove E-Sports Hub on August 17 and the other on September 7 at Battle Arena in Klang Valley, where the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup qualifier tournament series will come to an end.
The grand finale will be held at Berjaya Mall, October 11-13. The champion will win RM10,000 and the winning team for the CS: GO category will further receive a golden ticket to Taiwan to battle with four other countries, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and India for a US$2,000 grand prize.
The tournament is still open to the public for registration. For more information please visit: www.taiwanexcellence.org/