E-Sports tournament offers RM6,500 prize pool

Officer in the N16 Muara Tuang service centre Nurhidayah Hussain (left) presents a cheque to Samarahan Sports and Recreation Club president Datuk Rahman Lariwoo while looking on from rear left are Serba Dinamik Head of Operations Muliawadi Imran, Sarawak E-Sports Association president Afiq Fadhli Narawi and Samarahan Sports and Recreation Club chairman and deputy president Gulbudin Hekmateyer Rahman. Photo: Ghazali Bujang

KOTA SAMARAHAN: A prize pool of RM6,500 is up for grabs as 416 participants from 96 teams kicked off the Adun Muara Tuang E-Sport Cup on Monday (March 29).

Samarahan Sports and Recreation Club chairman and deputy president Gulbudin Hekmateyer Rahman said the inaugural tournament would see participants battling it out in two popular e-sport titles — PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

“For PUBG Mobile, 64 teams are taking part while 32 teams are in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang category,” he told the media at D-Virtual Park here.

The tournament is jointly organised by Samarahan Sports and Recreation Club, Muara Tuang Adun Service Centre, Sarawak E-Sports Association and Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd.

The group stage is from March 29 to April 1 and the public can tune in live on Kamek Miak Sarawak’s Facebook page, starting at 8pm.

The final stage takes place on April 10 and 11 at D-Virtual Park, starting at 10am.

Meanwhile, Samarahan Sports and Recreation Club president Datuk Rahman Lariwoo said holding e-sport tournaments was one of the club’s plans for youths in Samarahan.

“The others are a social media programme for youth in Sadong Jaya and a cycling event from Kota Samarahan to Sebuyau.”