Esports Integrated (ESI), a new initiative launched under the Malaysian Ministry of Youth Sports (KBS) and powered by Impact Integrated, has announced their roadmap in helping build the Esports ecosystem in Malaysia.
During their press conference, ESI said that they will be focusing on building an integrated structure by establishing initiatives under Phase One. The initiatives include: a platform to manage and centralise the esports ecosystem that will include a fully online tournament engine, forming the Malaysia Esports Circuit, introducing the Esports Conference and Summit series, and advocating for better regulatory framework and guidelines.
ESI will also develop a Capacity Building programme. This programme will focus on upskilling tournament and event organisers, team managers and coaches – set to begin in 2021. ESI also revealed that they will be creating KBS’s official Esports Hub – expected to be completed in 2021 – located in Spacerubix, Puchong.
“KBS is proud to work together with ESI to build The National Esports Roadmap, catalysing the growth of the Esports industry in Malaysia. With the rise of Esports in the region, these initiatives will not only create opportunities to upskill our youth but also provide a platform to develop and improve the Esports industry in the country,” said Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
“We are proud to support the nation in building the Esports industry. ESI’s vision is to create a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem that enables growth, ensures protection and fosters diversity for Esports players of all levels in Malaysia,” Ahmed Faris Amir, CEO of Impact Integrated, said.