Digi & Logitech Back Local eSports Team Kuala Lumpur Hunters
eSports is a arena of sportsmanship which is currently gaining momentum worldwide. We’ve seen in the past year an increasing emphasis and spotlight on eSports with companies such as Astro introducing dedicated platforms for eSports such EGG. In addition to big media companies, many other companies have begun having eSports tournaments to show their backing of local talents.
Through the many, many tournaments that have been held, one team has emerged as the foremost among Malaysian gaming teams; dubbed “the first Malaysian Pro Gaming team”, the Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KLH) have risen to the international stage and made a name for themselves achieving a lauded top 3 space in Southeast Asia. The team is comprised of 6 individuals: Phoon “OzoraVeki” Kok Sing (team captain), Adrian “Shiro” Lee, Eric “Qaspiel” Sia, Chan “ArrHedge” Roonghan, Ramsay “Bipolar” Devaraj and Vince “Wicked” Ng .
With their past success, KLH has caught the eye of big companies looking to support the growing arena. This year, DiGi, one of Malaysia’s biggest mobile carriers, has signed a one year partnership with KLH to help them achieve more and rise to greater heights. DiGi joins long time sponsor, Logitech, one of the leading global gaming peripherals manufacturers. Logitech partnered with KLH last year in an agreement which saw the company provide cutting edge gaming peripherals to up their gaming prowess.
As the first step in their new partnership, DiGi and Logitech will be sending KLH to South Korean for a month-long gaming boot-camp to enable the team to gain more experience in their gaming platform of choice: League of Legends (LoL). South Korea is the world’s largest and most competitive arena for LoL. With this platform readily available, it is intended that KLH will become even more competitive increasing each of their prowess in their respective specialties.
Logitech has also kicked off their 2017 sponsorship by providing the team with their latest gaming headsets, the Logitech G433 7.1 and the Logitech G233 Prodigy. These headsets have only just launched in the Malaysian and Southeast Asian markets. This sponsorship makes KLH team members the first in the region to receive and use the cutting edge headsets.
In addition to the boot camp and peripherals sponsorship, KLH will be embarking on a new, more interactive campaign this year which will include live streaming friendlies and matches. They will be striving to qualify for the League of Legends World Championships which will be held in China later this year. Of course, the ultimate goal is do Malaysia on the international eSports stage.