Impunity KH, the electronic sports (e-sports) group representing Cambodia in the M2 Mobile Legends: Bang World Champion, is off to a ‘rocky’ start after losing its very first 2 matches.

The competitors started on Jan 18 at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

This is the 2nd significant e-sports occasion held in Singapore. 2 years earlier, the city state hosted the One Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational. Another global event, the Dota 2 Singapore Major by One Esports, was set up for June 2020, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There are 12 teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, the Philippines, Japan, Brazil, Myanmar and Indonesia that are competing for a share of the $300,000 reward swimming pool.

The individuals are divided into 4 groups. Impunity KH is in Group B together with Todak of Malaysia and Smart OMEGA Esports of the Philippines.

The other groups competing in the competition are Burmese Ghouls (Myanmar), RSG (Singapore) and Special Devu (Russia) in Group A; Bren Esports (Philippines), Alter Ego (Indonesia) and 10S Video Gaming Frost (Japan) in Group C; RRQ Hoshi (Indonesia), EVOS SG (Singapore) and DreamMax (Brazil) in Group D.

DreamMax completed remotely after three of its gamers tested favorable for the coronavirus, according to the Strait Times.

Todak beat Impunity KH, 2-0, on Monday. The Cambodian team was up to Smart OMEGA Esports by the very same rating later on that day.

The Filipino group, that includes SEA Games gold medalists Jeniel “Haze” Bata-anon and Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Rental property, quickly beat the eight-member Cambodian side. Smart OMEGA Esports also downed Todak, 2-0.

Smart OMEGA Esports (2-0) topped Group B and is just waiting for its next upper bracket challenger. Todak (1-1) and Impunity KH (0-2) are still in the running for an area in the lower bracket

The tournament will conclude on Jan 24.

E-sports is competitive computer game. Dota, StarCraft, League of Legends, Street Fighter and Counter-Strike are among the most well-known e-sports.

Backed by major telecommunications companies like Cellcard, Metfone and Smart Axiata, e-sports, which has grown to be a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide, is making a headway and is progressively becoming popular in this nation of 16 million people, according to local media sports.

Cambodia has also started competing and has actually been doing well in worldwide e-sports competitions.