KUALA LUMPUR, October 9 — The most anticipated varsity esports league, University e-League (UeL) is back. Co-organised by The Gaming Company (TGC) and Prime Sports International (PSI), Malaysia’s premier esports tournament returns with its third season which is set to attract more than 2,500 university students nationwide from 26th September to 11th December. Students from universities and colleges across the country will have the opportunity.
To compete for a prize pool of RM 20,000 covering four of the biggest game titles including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and FIFA 22. Registrations open starting 26th September 2022 via UeL website and students from both private and public universities are welcome to participate in the multi-title esports competition. In its largest season yet, the UeL will now feature two stages of competition consisting of the Online Qualifiers and a Grand Finals event set to be held in Kuala Lumpur between the 9th and 11th December 2022.
We are thrilled to offer UeL as a platform for varsity students in Malaysia to showcase their talent and nurture an authentic esports culture and ecosystem. We are fully committed to recognizing and rewarding talent and look forward to seeing which universities come out on top” said Yong Chul Yun, CEO of Prime Sports International (PSI). The press conference and launch event held today was attended by participating universities from Multimedia University (MMU), Sunway University, Universiti Teknology MARA (UiTM), and many more.
Who were eager to compete and strut their stuff in this year’s tournament. “With Esports’ rising popularity, as evidenced by its recent inclusion as a test event in the Commonwealth Games, universities are now seeing its endless possibilities and job opportunities the industry holds” mentioned Mohd Zulfadili bin Hamzah from Multimedia University (MMU). “We are enthusiastic about UeL coming back for its third season and we are determined to win and hold our coveted title this year,” he added.
“The esports industry has seen tremendous growth over the years, both in terms of viewership and revenue so it is no secret that we are living in a golden age of it. We are enthusiastic about bringing back UeL for its third season thus solidifying Malaysia’s esports footprint locally and internationally” quoted Adrian Gaffor, the Group CEO of Esports Business Network (EBN). UeL online registration starts from 26th September to 23rd October and students from both private and public universities across the country are welcome to participate.
Alongside currently-enrolled students, this time around, UeL will also open its doors to university student alumni who have graduated from January 2021 until January 2022 to participate. Participating teams are encouraged to submit their application on the official website to guarantee their spot in the tournament.