BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei introduced a three-day nationwide Esports championship on Friday to promote the development of Esports in the sultanate.

The Brunei Esports Champion 2020 is co-organized by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, Ministry of Transportation and Infocommunications, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, and as well as InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB).

According to IFB President Sheikh Hj Abas, throughout this three-day competition more than 500 individuals from all over Brunei will compete in 4 games: Dota 2, Tekken 7, Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile, covering the mainstream video gaming platforms of PC, console and mobile phone

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According to IFB President Sheikh Hj Abas, during this three-day tournament more than 500 participants from all over Brunei will complete in 4 video games: Dota 2, Tekken 7, Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile, covering the mainstream video gaming platforms of PC, console and cellphone.

Sheikh Hj Abas stated Esports is now a multi-billion-dollar market internationally, and especially in Southeast Asia, where Esports has ended up being an extremely popular sport amongst the youths.

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“The addition of Esports at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila is a testimony to the enormous popularity of Esports in this region, and with Vietnam, next year to consist of Esports in the upcoming 31st SEA Games proves that Esports is here to remain,” Sheikh Hj Abas said.

He said that Brunei likewise has its own Esports talented gamers who have actually been actively completing in tournaments locally and abroad.

“It is hoped that this tournament would drive more youths into competitive video gaming and hopefully end up being the next Bruneian e-athletes completing in the global arena, carrying the Brunei flag,” he included.