CONSTRUCTION ON NATIONAL E-SPORTS HUB TO START IN MARCH - ESI
6 March 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Esports Integrated (ESI) today announced the construction of a national e-sports hub at Spacerubix, Puchong near here will be commencing next month and is scheduled to be completed in October, said its chief executive officer Ahmed Faris Amir.
In a statement today, Ahmed Faris said the project under the national sports allocation of Budget 2020 is to promote the growth of e-sports in the country, among them to provide the space for organising events and tournaments.
“We will not stop at just organising e-sports championships or platforms. The effort should be followed by a physical hub functioning as an organic channel for networking and learning.
“The holistic approach is the best method to ensure continuous growth in the industry and national e-sports capacity building programmes,” he said.
He said apart from that, it is also targeted as a training centre for both professional and amateur players as well as a networking hub for industry stakeholders.
In the same statement, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the hub would become e-sports training venue and centre for various international tournaments.
“Routine training would train the mental and physical strength of athletes including diet and provision of food.
Reezal Merican also called on local e-sports enthusiasts to make use the facilities provided by ESI.
ESI is a new initiative of the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) powered by Impact Integrated, a catalyst agency for initiatives regulated by KBS to drive growth and diversity in the local e-sports. - Bernama