Esports Integrated (ESI), an initiative beneath the purview of the Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS), currently announces the prosperous organisation and completion of Malaysia Esports League 2021 (MEL21) Nationals. The inaugural nationwide esports league for grassroots was held in 2 stages Point out Leagues on 10 July till 8 August 2021 and Nationals on 14 August till 31 August 2021.
A total of 288 gamers from 64 teams symbolizing 13 states and 3 Federal Territories competed in MEL21 Nationals in 4 recreation titles PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Cellular (PUBGM), Cellular Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), EA Sports activities FIFA21 and Dota 2. Winners of each and every category brought household RM20,000 prize cash, champion’s medal and the title of MEL21 National Champion. MEL21 was organised by ESI in collaboration with 16 condition esports associations. Nearly 30,000 neighborhood grassroot gamers registered for the entirely digital levels of competition, held in accordance with the SOPs set underneath the National Recovery Strategy – Section 1.
For PUBGM, matches were being held on 14, 15, 16 August with 22 August 2021 as the Final match working day. 15 rounds have been held all through 4 match times utilizing issue procedure format, competing in 3 maps, Sanhok, Erangel and Miramar. Staff Farang Guerrilla from Selangor emerged victorious, with the best eliminate depend of 13 in the course of Ultimate working day. Group Farang Guerilla consists of Adib Syazwan bin Abd Razak (team captain), Nur Muhammad Safiuddin bin Abdul Jabar, Muhammad Abbas bin Saufi and Mohammad Helmi Eizlan bin Mohammad Ehsan.
For Dota 2, group matches have been held on 17 & 18 August 2021. All 16 teams have been split into 4 groups competing in a league format in “Best of 1” matches just before transferring into knockout rounds. “Best of 3” matches were held through the knockout rounds, with 4 league team winners progressing into Higher Bracket, whilst 4 groups with the maximum details shifting into Reduced Bracket. Staff Thanks from Sarawak emerged victorious in the remaining match towards ANIMALS from Selangor, coming back again from 2- deficit to get the match in the fifth activity with the rating line of 2-3. Team Thanks is made up of Benedict Chin Kuok Hong (workforce captain), Nelson Chin Kuok Chiat, Raymond Then Wan Jia, Nicholas Chin Kuok Chun and Reduced Kin Siong.
For FIFA21, matches were being held on 20, 21 August with 27 August as the Final Playoffs. 16 players were split into 4 teams for the duration of the original league spherical right before winners from every team progressed into the knockout stage all through Remaining Playoffs. Kedah’s Muhammad Faiz Hariry (AKA OrangeFavLain) emerged as the winner, beating Perak’s Kamil Al Amini bin Jamalludi Al Amini (AKA MAXNEVIS) with golden target in Recreation 3, after both gamers were being tied in 3-3 in Activity 1 & 2.
For MLBB, matches ended up held on 23, 24 and 30 August, ahead of culminating in the Final Playoffs on 31 August 2021. 16 groups were being split into 4 groups for the duration of the original league phase just before winners of every team progressed into the Higher Bracket knockout round and 4 teams with the best factors going to Reduced Bracket knockout spherical. Penang’s Cyduken emerged victorious around Terengganu’s Mikey with a score line of 3-. Cyduken is made up of Aiman Zairie bin Anuar (crew captain), Muhammad Hakim bin Adanan, Muhammad Nabil bin Japri, Ahmad Zaki bin Ibrahim and Mohamed Aiman Solihin bin Mohamed Iqbal.
“With the good results of the inaugural MEL, KBS by way of ESI are arranging to carry on web hosting it on an yearly foundation to carry on to assist grassroots improvement of the esports ecosystem in Malaysia,” said Ahmed Faris Amir, the Main Executive Officer of ESI.
“In the potential edition of MEL, we hope to have far more feminine players taking part and that MEL will be much more racially varied as properly,” he extra to the media when requested about MEL enhancement strategies in the course of the press meeting.
All matches had been livestreamed on the national esports match platform, esukan.gg and ESI’s Fb web page. A full of 2.2 million online video minutes ended up seen, and 700,000 full views were being recorded all through MEL21 Nationals. This exemplifies the regional esports community’s appetite for interesting and aggressive tournaments for the grassroots. The number of views exceeded ESI’s original projection of 100,000 sights.