In case you haven’t heard the big announcement we shouted out last week, Jalur 14, an upcoming full-feature docuseries by eGG Network and Esports Integrated (ESI) is launching very soon. This 5 episode series will tell the story of 14 Malaysian icons and their climb to the top of the esports and game development scene in the country.
While we know this documentary will appeal to gaming and esports fans, what about those of you who aren’t familiar with the scene? We’ve come up with a list of reasons why you should give this documentary a shot.
Be Inspired by Our Heroes
Jalur 14 is a show about people from humble beginnings who worked hard to get to the top. None of them were born heroes. If you’ve been looking for a story about triumph and courage to inspire you in these depressing times, this show is for you. Living the dream is never easy, but perseverance and hard work is the key to thriving in the toughest of times.
Witness Untold Tales Brought to Light
Even if you are familiar with the cast, there are a lot of untold-tales and behind-the-scenes stories that have never been shared before. Find out the stories behind unfair disqualifications, roster changes, and internal conflict between teammates. Just like regular life, life isn’t always peachy. There are plenty of obstacles to overcome on the journey to success.
Esports & Gaming 101
If you’ve only heard about esports or the game development industry and want to know more about how things work, this series will give you a breakdown of how things came to be. From tiny local tournaments held in cybercafes to sold-out stadiums with international guests and the growth of Malaysian game developers – we’ve chronicled the rise of the local industry.
More Than Just a Sport
While we know not everybody can be the next Soloz or Mushi, there are plenty of other avenues to explore if you would like a career in esports. In Jalur 14, we speak to not only athletes but casters, streamers, and a cybercafe owner too! There’s so much more to esports than just playing the game, and if you’re keen on finding out what else you can do, it’s discussed in the show.
Watering the Malaysian Dream
Jalur 14 shows how much has changed over the past decade – from the opportunities available, to how the public’s perception of what gaming is, If you weren’t around back then, it is an eye-opener to how difficult our heroes had it in the beginning. However, things aren’t all that rosy just yet – a lot of things still need to be done before it is considered “legitimate” in the eyes of everybody, but we’re headed on the right track!
Watch Jalur 14 every Thursday, 9pm (GMT +8) beginning 26 November 2020, on eGG Network Astro CH800, available to all Astro subscribers. It will also be shown on Awani (CH501) every Sunday, 10pm (GMT +8) from 29 November 2020 and AEC (CH346/306 HD) every Saturday, 7pm (GMT +8) from 5 December 2020.
Jalur 14 is presented by eGG Network, Kementerian Belia dan Sukan Malaysia, Esports Integrated and Astro; and proudly sponsored by Yoodo, Predator, Zotac Gaming, and Suncycle.