The Selangor Cyber Games have just come and passed. The two-day weekend event held in conjunction with The Legends Circuit (TLC) League of Legends Summer Championships Malaysia saw Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KLH) rise to the top of the local leaderboard. The event also saw other contests including Cosplay Collision; a cosplay competition. That saw the attendance of professional Cosplayer from South Korea, Aza Miyuko as a judge for the competition.
The Selangor Cyber Games, if you haven’t already known is n eSports initiative that is fully supported by the Selangor state government. Running at its fourth year currently it is one of the fastest growing eSports initiative in Malaysia. What about The Legends Circuit?
It started out in 2013 and have been running annually since then. They have just announced that they will be reformed as League of Legends Championship Malaysia (LoLCM) as of next year though. Partnering with Digi Telecommunications, Lenovo: Legion Gaming Series, Logitech and TIME Fibre Network the championship aims to elevate the professional League Of Legends (LOL) scene in Malaysia and eventually position Malaysia as one of the best eSports countries in the world. This year Lenovo, as one of The Legends Circuit biggest supporters has given away a brand new Lenovo Y520 gaming laptop to a lucky draw winner.
This year, KLH comes out on top out of the three teams that were competing in the event. Beating Eternity Esports in the finals, KLH secured their fifth consecutive title in The Legends Circuit Malaysia and of course the MYR40,000 prize money. From here onward they will be representing Malaysia in Garena’s Premier League (GPL) happening from 25th to 27th August, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is a regional tournament that sees seven representatives from Southeast Asia. The top two teams of GPL will be heading into the League of Legends World Championships. Photos and press release after the break.
Kuala Lumpur Hunters Secure Summer Title at Selangor Cyber Games
Newly crowned champions to represent Malaysia at Garena Premier League in Bangkok, Thailand.
[13 August 2017, Petaling Jaya] Kuala Lumpur Hunters (KLH) pulled out all the stops against Eternity Esports to secure their fifth consecutive title in The Legends Circuit (TLC) Malaysia Grand Finals held in conjunction with Selangor Cyber Games at Paradigm Mall, Petaling Jaya.
Apart from the RM 40,000 prize winnings, the victory will see KLH qualify for Garena Premier League (GPL) held from 25-27 August in Bangkok, Thailand. GPL is a regional tournament featuring seven Southeast Asian representatives which leads to two qualifying slots into the League of Legends World Championships.
The Grand Finals featured a double-elimination format that stretches back from TLC Playoffs and was contested by Malaysia’s Top 3 League of Legends finalists: Kuala Lumpur Hunters, Eternity Esports and Nirvana Gaming.
Established since 2013, it was also announced that TLC Malaysia would be reformed as the League Championship Malaysia (LCM). LCM is designed to elevate the professional eSports scene in Malaysia and position League of Legends as the most comprehensive league to be held domestically.
Dickson Lee, eSports Commissioner from Garena Malaysia, said: “As eSports continues to grow in Malaysia, the possibilities are limitless for League of Legends.
“We strongly believe that the reveal of LCM comes at the right time as there has never been this much activation for eSports, campus, community and the game itself.” he added.
In addition, the Cosplay Collision between 10 local cosplayers finished with Dovah showcasing a stellar performance as Blood Moon Kalista to walk away with the grand prize of RM 3,000. The winning performance was unanimously decided by guest judges including professional Cosplayer Aza Miyuko from South Korea. as well as Weon Haur and Fujiwara Kazuko from Malaysia.
Currently in its fourth year, Selangor Cyber Games is an eSports event fully endorsed by the state government of Selangor. Meanwhile, TLC Malaysia is a proud partner of Digi Telecommunications, Lenovo: Legion Gaming Series, Logitech and TIME Fibre Network.
Source: Garena Malaysia