KOTA SAMARAHAN: Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Snowdan Lawan has recommended E-sports clubs in Sarawak to sign up with the Sarawak E-sports Association (Sesa).

“E-sports lovers in Sarawak should know that we are serious in developing e-sports which is why we are requiring the numerous e-sports clubs to be under Sesa. There are lots of methods which we could help,” he said the other day, noting that Sesa is the official managing body for E-sports in the state.

He was speaking to press reporters after going to the D-Virtual Park here which is where the state e-sports group is preparing for the Malaysian Games (Sukma) in Johor next March.

E-sports will be contested for the very first time ever in the Sukma series.

“We have great gamers who our company believe can bring glory to the state throughout the next Sukma video games, hence we just want the very best facilities for them to prepare. D-Virtual Park here provides excellent facilities for them,” he stated.

The three e-sports categories to be objected to in the upcoming Sukma are Dota 2, Mobile Legends Bang and Pro Advancement Soccer.

According to Snowdan, Sarawak is targetting at least one gold medal from Pro Evolution Soccer in which 18 players will represent the state.

He also exposed that the state federal government might hold e-sports competitions in the rural areas throughout the state, depending upon the accessibility of the facilities.

D-Virtual Park is touted as having state-of-the-art virtual truth (VR) facilities.

The assistant minister was accompanied by ministry and Sesa officials during the see.