In these trying times, many of us are already missing the cinema, chatting with friends in an artsy cafe or watching live sports matches at stadiums, activities that have been put on hold indefinitely. But, what better way to use up that extra free time than to widen our perspective on esports with the Level Up Play One webinar?
Organised by MDEC in partnership with eGG Network (what an honour for us!), the two-day webinar will feature a panel discussion made up of esports experts and industry leaders, to inform the public on the hottest topics surrounding gaming and digital athletics. These include:
DAY ONE – 13 JUN
COVID-19 & Esports (3PM – 4.15PM)
It’s a well-known fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many of the world’s industries, but for esports, business is booming, with people turning to games to fill the void left by not going out. “We are now at a very interesting crossroad with esports,” said Lee Choong Khay, head of sports at Astro. “The current and upcoming trends of the sport will lead the industry to a very different direction or level of growth.” Be sure to tune in to find out more!
Esports & Opportunities (4.15PM – 5.30PM)
Although many pre-COVID-19 opportunities have been turned to dust, new ones in turn took their places, with entrepreneurs scrambling to uncover them and fulfill their potential. “I believe this webinar can be valuable to anybody who is involved or is going to be in the esports or gaming industry,” said Faraz Shababi, who will be moderating this webinar. “We will be hearing from a diverse roster of panelists that have been helping esports grow behind the scene so expect lots of juicy info.”
Speaking candidly, Chow Tuck Mun, the Head of Yoodo, looked forward to “exchanging esports stories with his fellow panelists – and probably ask them about their IGN (in-game name) and how they got it.”
Recently, Yoodo has arguably been the telecommunications company with the biggest esports footprint. In 2020, they sponsored the fifth season of the MLBB Professional League (MPL-MY/SG), as well as Yoodo Gank, the Malaysian PUBG Mobile squad which won the inaugural PUBG Mobile Professional League (PMPL) SEA Finals last month.
For Mr Chow, “this is a chance to hear different viewpoints of why esports is growing in its appeal, not just to the digital generation, but even to the corporate boardroom.”
DAY TWO – 14 JUN
Gaming: Esports or Addiction? (3PM – 4.15PM)
A concern that burns in the minds of parents, just how much gaming should be considered as “too much”? “(This webinar) is for those who are curious about the association of both gaming and esports with potential addiction,” said Michelle Tan, returning once again on the Level Up KL panel. “You’ll be hearing from a diverse panel with years of involvement in the industry, and hopefully we’ll be able to shed some light on some of the biggest questions you may have.”
Emergence of Female Talents in the Gaming Industry (4.15PM – 5.30PM)
Even though in reality, females make up half of the gamers demographic, they remain criminally underrepresented in the production of video games and its content. With the likes of ChuChu, MissRose and Yana Samsudin as panelists for this, it’s bound to be a refreshing outlook on what women in gaming are doing to switch up the male-dominated landscape.
*All times are in GMT+8.
On the side, the Level Up Play One online gaming festival will be in full swing this weekend (13 – 14 Jun), with a multitude of activities lined up for you. This includes showcases of Malaysian games, esports tournaments and a lucky draw contest where you can win PC peripherals, gaming gadgets and more.
The Level Up Play One webinar and festival will run from 13 – 14 Jun this weekend. Catch the Day 1 live stream and the Day 2 broadcast on the eGG Network Facebook page! For more info on the festival, head on over to the Level Up KL website.