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Kenn’s Top 10 Gaming/Pop Culture Highlights & Lowlights of 2019

2019 was a mixed bag when it comes to video games and pop culture, at least for me. The year went by with a mixed bag of ups and downs - surprise hits and big disappointments. So without further ado, here are my top happenings of 2019 - the good and the bad, in no particular order. #1. Ace Combat 's glorious return What a joyous way to start the...

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Malaysia Strikes First Gold In 2019 SEA Games

The 9th of December is a day to remember for Malaysian esports as we scored our first-ever gold medal for esports at a multi-sports meet. National esports player, Dr. Yew Weng Kean - yes, you read it right, 'Dr' - won gold in Hearthstone after defeating his Thai opponent 3-1 in the finals. An Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Dr Yew w...

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Kakuchopurei Talks Esports With Malaysia’s Minister of Youth & Sports [Exclusive]

As the saying goes - seek and you shall find. That has always been the mantra of us over here at Kakuchopurei.com. If and when we have queries about some particular topic, we go straight to the source for answers. So being nosy-slash-curious to as what the recently-elected Minister of Youth and Sports, Yang Berhormat Tuan Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman...

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Syed Saddiq Sheds Light On Esports Funding In Malaysia

Esports is still a very young industry in Malaysia. There's still a long way to go for us in accepting esports as a legitimate industry and lifestyle. The withdrawal of Team Malaysia from the Overwatch World Cup 2019 is one of many examples that more needs to be done for our esports industry to thrive. [wpvideo VVTW4e5s] From a short clip taken f...

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Malaysia Esports Blueprint Is Finally Unveiled; Here’s What You Need To Know

After months and months of being promised a comprehensive national esports blueprint, the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) has finally demystified its plans for local esports from 2020 to 2025 via a launch event last night. [caption id="attachment_45236" align="alignnone" width="4608"] As usual, Syed Saddiq begins his speech at an espo...

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Esports Kuala Lumpur Association President Lashes Out At Youth Minister

Following the recent controversies surrounding the meeting between Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq and a group of people that included Cleo International representative Cleopatra (real name apparently unknown to even the minister himself), Esports Kuala Lumpur Association (ESKL) president Hisham Darus has posted a Facebook post grilling Saddi...

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What’s So Saucy About This Malaysia Esports Youth Initiative? [Update]

Update (24th Aug): According to a recent post by our good friends at Malay Mail, a check with the Companies Commission of Malaysia showed that Cleo International is an entity that is barely one week old. Prior to October 16th, it was known as Mideast Peak Sdn. Bhd., a transport and logistics service provider which was incorporated in Decembe...

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Is Malaysia Actually Ready For A National Esports League?

As most gamers and esports fans have heard by now, the Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports Syed Saddiq has announced that the ministry will be organising a National Esports League starting next year. The question is: Are we ready for such a huge undertaking? Don't get me wrong. I think it's great that the government is paying more attention to ...

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Malaysia Is Getting Its Own Esports League

Esports in Malaysia is about to get bigger. In a recent parliament session, Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq announced that the ministry will be organising a National Esports League in 2020. He made the announcement this while answering questions regarding esports development and budgeting. https://twitter.com/SyedSaddiq/status/118...

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The Recent eSports Malaysia & 2019 SEA Games Malaysia Selection Controversy In A Nutshell

You can't ever take politics out of anything Malaysian, even if it's competitive gaming on the line. In this instance, eSports Malaysia is now the target of Malaysian internet users due to them accused of not offering financial support and having their own minister-level champion pulling off an alleged "no-show". Here's a breakdown of the two cont...

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Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth & Sports: “Develop Own Esports Games For Export”

Image credit: egg Network's Facebook page Oh my, we're in quite a pickle. It seems that our country's Minister of Youth & Sports Syed Saddiq wants Malaysia to be an exporter of esports games, not just an esports-playing country. He said the following to Malay Mail during a trip to Thailand to check out the plethora of esports facilities there...

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Is Razer Still Going To Release Its Phones And Laptops In Malaysia? We Ask Min-Liang Tan On Twitter

It's nice to live in an age where social media presence matter. Kind of. Razer's Min-Liang Tan was quick in helping out the Malaysian esports scene by investing RM10 million into it. Bravo! https://twitter.com/minliangtan/status/1058350427211653120 A few days later, our very own Kenn Leandre asked a question about Razer products. A simple questio...

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