Facebook Gaming booms in Malaysia
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Facebook Gaming booms in Malaysia

May 13, 2020 Bryan "soupykambing" Terng  

The Facebook gaming platform added new ways to bring streamers and viewers closer during the Ramadan season.

In a time when we’re encouraged to stay home and curb the COVID-19 disease, most of us have been flocking towards digital content to better cope with the situation, namely video game streams. And with the popularity of gaming in Malaysia, it’s no wonder that it’s one of the fastest growing markets for Facebook Gaming, in both the Southeast Asian region and the world.

Michael Rose (Head of SEA, APAC Games Partnership at Facebook) shared the following info in a Facebook Gaming online conference yesterday.

Over the past year, the total viewership count for Facebook Gaming has seen a whopping 87% growth in Malaysia alone, along with 20.7 million Stars given out by viewers to support streamers last April. Recognising Malaysians’ fervour for streaming and the popularity of local streamers such as Soloz and Yana Samsudin, the gaming platform is determined to nurture its growth in the country and enhance the experiences of both viewers and streamers.

Related: Start your journey to become a Facebook Gaming Creator.

In the spirit of Ramadan, Facebook Gaming introduced new ways to bring streamers and supporters closer during this festive season. They include the addition of Ramadan-themed overlays and virtual presents for fans to gift streamers, friendly PUBG Mobile tournaments between streamers, and even the #BukaGeng initiative where viewers can buka puasa (break fast) with their favourite Creators every weekend via streaming.

“A lot of people are stuck at home this Ramadan looking for entertainment,” said Yana in the recent Facebook Gaming online conference. “There are a lot of people who don’t play games, they just want to watch us game. It’s a two-way interaction that I think is brilliant on Facebook Gaming; us streamers are happy playing games, and our viewers are happy watching us play too.” She opined that streaming also helps minimise citizens’ movements during the CMCO (conditional movement control order) period in Malaysia.

To stay up to date with your very own personalized gaming content, check out fb.gg on your desktop or the recently launched Facebook Gaming app on Google Play today.

Related: Facebook Gaming app launches on Google Play.

About Bryan "soupykambing" Terng

An action adventure RPG lover, Bryan also likes playing and writing PUBG Mobile and COD: Mobile when he's away from his PS4 and Netflix. He also secretly hopes that Apex Legends esports will take off in SEA.

2 comments

  • Muhamad aiman ikma b
    May 25, 2020 @ 14:18 pm

    Nk join

    Reply
  • Awang Ahmad tafizi
    Jun 12, 2020 @ 19:27 pm

    Macam Mana saya nak join egg network.. saya sudah Ada Facebook gaming creator… Level up…

    Reply

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