Another bright star has joined the infinite cosmos - Chris Teng He Xun, founder and CEO of Flux Group, who lost his life last Tuesday (15 June) to a car accident. Though he left the world too young at 23, the impact he's made in the Malaysian - even Southeast Asian - esports scene is nothing short of outstanding.
Chris was one of several early pioneers of the local esports industry. As one of the founders and co-directors of Flux Group with Eason E. Flux Group, he produced both live broadcasts and video content for a multitude of major esports events, including - but not limited to - the World Electronic Sports Game SEA (WESG SEA 2019), the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia and Singapore (MPL-MY/SG), and the MLBB World Championship 2019 (M1).
Here are some of the lives Chris has touched in his esports adventure:
"I am deeply saddened to hear of Chris’s passing. He and I shared many rewarding years as a business partner and grew to become blood brothers. We often shared life stories and business ideas together. Whenever we faced difficulties, we always help each other to get back up on our feet, we would never allow either of us to fail. Chris was a talented and a humble young man; he changed my perception of the younger generation, inspiring me to do better. His dreams and ambitions are now a part of me, and I’ll continue fulfilling his dreams and legacies.
He’ll be deeply missed by my colleagues in IO Esports. We’ll miss his company, his voice and his bright smile. Rest well, my dear brother.
Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolence to his family and friends."
"My dear bro, there are too many things (in my mind) that I don't know what to say. What we've been through, no one will truly understand, from laying the carpet to setting up the whole event. When I know you're involved in any of my events, I know that I never need to worry about production.
From nobody to somebody, you've built up Flux Group from the ground up and achieved great success! I believe in your partner to continue your legacy, so don't worry, you can rest now. Can't believe that the last photo we took together, just the two of us, was in October 2018, that our last on-ground event WESG SEA 2019, and the last time we'll ever text each other is 8 June this year. No matter what, these memories will last forever be in my heart."
"To those who work in the esports industry, we've lost a kind soul who is loved by many. Chris Teng He Xun was not just an ordinary production director; he was kind, hardworking, and always puts up a smile. While others are basking in the spotlight on stage, Chris was sitting behind the scenes making magic happen behind a production board for people all around to enjoy his masterpiece. Never a day would I leave work without seeing him, and thank him for his team's hard work.
Take care, bro. You are missed and loved by many."
"I worked with him multiple times, sometimes when IO Esports collaborated with him. I've definitely met him in one of the events with him as the producer, and I never saw him not smiling, not even once. Even when things were hard and we encountered some problems, he still patiently tried to solve things, and always in a very calm manner; very easy-going, and very kind.
I remember whenever I joked around, funny or not, he will laugh at my jokes just because he is very considerate and a very nice person - he was genuinely one of the nicest person in esports I've met. It's really a shock and too soon for him to leave us so young. It's a wake up call and a reminder for all of us, to appreciate everyone, because we never know how much time we have left with that person, even ourselves."
"I knew him back in 2015/2016 when he was studying. Super hard working, and traveled long distance daily just to get the experience needed to complete his job. A very humble person and never stopped smiling. He can now finally rest. My condolences to his family."
"Chris was one of the most hardworking person I've ever met, but that was not what made him stand apart from everyone else - it was his heart. No matter how busy, how crazy or hectic he was with his work, he would never turn down helping others. Everyone knows his signature smile and that was his attitude all the way, kind, humble and willing to help - that was Chris. He managed to inspire many with his attitude and his legacy will never be forgotten."
"Every time I met Chris for a show, he usually comes up to me with a wide smile and attend to everyone's needs to run a perfect show. Despite how busy he was coordinating live broadcasts, he would never forget about his colleagues and personally checked up on us, hand us casters with essentials to keep us running through the long hurdle. He's truly a genuine individual who puts everyone first before himself. It saddens me that we won't be able to hear his laughter and see his wide smile, but we will always remember the joy he has brought to everyone around him."
"I never got a chance to interact with him personally, but based on messages across the esports community, Malaysia and Southeast Asia's esports scene has definitely lost a young, talented and kind-hearted soul. My deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
Rest in peace, Chris Teng He Xun."
"Chris Teng was a very close friend of mine, as we worked on numerous projects together such as MPL MY/SG Season 3, The International 2019 (Ti9) SEA Qualifier, MPL MY/SG Season 4 and LEVEL UP KL 2019. He was humble, hardworking and passionate in what he does. Always a ball of sunshine that brings in a positive vibe and was willing to go the extra mile for anyone. We mourn for the loss of a kind and loving soul, may he rest in peace."
"I first met He Xun in the WESG Malaysia Qualifier in Sept 2018 at Quill City Mall KL, he was the head of production and I was an observer for the event. We continued working together a few times after that in other local esports events. He was very hardworking, talented, smart and handsome. To me, he is the perfect role model for '90s youngsters like me to learn from, a person that gave me a lot of opportunities in the early days of my esports career.
I simple can't describe my sadness for his loss, it's painful news. We recently talked about meeting up and he suddenly left. He Xun bro, I hope to meet you again in another lifetime. Rest well in the next world, you will always be remembered."
Lastly, from everyone at eGG Network, we'd like to express our deepest condolences to Chris Teng's family and friends. Though he's no longer in this world, his efforts and impact to the industry will be forever appreciated and never forgotten.
"I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening."Cloud Atlas
For the Malaysian and Singaporean Mobile Legends: Bang Bang esports fans, it all comes down to this - the MLBB Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL-MY/SG) Season 6 Playoffs! Malaysian fan favourites Todak were leading the pack with zero losses in Regular Season, followed closely by defending champions Resurgence and Season 4 winners, EVOS SG. Will either of these three reign as champions, or will it be the underdogs?
The MPL-MY/SG S6 Playoffs will run today, from 23 - 25 October at 2PM, streamed LIVE on eGG Plus (CH 799), as well the eGG Network Facebook page. For more information, check out the MPL-MY/SG website.
The final showdown between the best Filipino MLBB teams began yesterday, with Execration and Omega Esports moving on to face off against each other on day 3. But today, we'll find out who advances on the other side of the bracket, to get one step closer to the championship title!
The MPL-PH S6 Playoffs continues today and tomorrow (23 and 24 October) at 4.30PM, with the final leg of the tournament being held on Sunday (25 October) from 2.30PM onwards. Catch the live stream on the official MLBB Facebook pages, for both Tagalog and English. For more information, check out the MPL-PH website.
16 teams, 15 matches, and only four entries to the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season Zero. The hotly-anticipated PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Finals Season 2 returns to determine who are the best Southeast Asian representatives to enter the world stage over the course of just three days. Catch your favourite PUBG Mobile esports teams battle it out to enter PMGC 2020, plus a lion's share of the US$150,000 total prize pool.
PMPL SEA Finals Season 2 begins today (23 October) at 4PM, running all the way through the weekend until Sunday (25 October) at the same time. The tournament will be streamed LIVE on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook page.
Two more match days and it'll be the Grand Finals! The Worlds 2020 Quarter-finals last weekend saw Top Esports, Suning, G2 Esports and DAMWON Gaming coming out on top, making them the top four teams to advance to the Semi-finals. Who will be the final two teams to face off in the Grand Finals?
The Worlds 2020 Semi-finals will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network this weekend (24 - 25 October) at 6PM, before progressing to the Finals on 31 October. For more information on Worlds 2020, check out the Leaguepedia page.
Date: Top Clans 2020 schedule.
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network, plus Top Clans FB page.
Date: 26 - 28 October, 11PM (Group 1); 29 - 31 October, 11PM (Group 2).
Where to watch: LIVE on eGG Network! Or Twitch, if you're an online user.
For more info: Official BLAST Premier website and Facebook.
*All times listed are in GMT +8.
Even though the dust of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore Season 6 (MPL-MY/SG S6) regular season has settled, we still have yet to crown a winner of the tournament. If you've been anticipating this very moment, you're in luck. The wait is almost over!
With three more gruelling days of top tier competition to go, we're almost ready to determine the team who will rise to the top. Can Resurgence, the team to look out for, claim a back-to-back championship title? Or will Todak keep up their perfect streak to claim their very first MPL cup? The last time the team almost tasted victory was back in Season 4.
RED Reborn almost reached the grand finals last season, while EVOS SG have been performing really well despite Oh Deer Bambi leaving the roster. The level of competition this MPL has never been this intense!
Geek Fam, Orange Louvre, SMG and Bosskurr will need to put on a performance of a lifetime if they don't want to be eliminated on day one, unfortunately not all of them will be able to make it to the final day.
In addition to the title of MPL-MY/SG S6 Winner, here's the prize pool breakdown:
A cool $25,000 for first place, while 2nd and 3rd get $12,000 and $5,000 respectively. No chump change, especially for the smaller teams of the tournament! We're sure all teams will be putting on their A game this week. Who will you be rooting for?
Catch all the action live on eGG Network Plus (799 on Astro), the eGG Network Facebook Page (EN), and the MPL MY/SG Facebook Page (BM) starting 2pm this Friday 23 October. The action continues on Saturday, and ends with the grand finals on Sunday.
Remember to follow eGG Network's Facebook Page for all the latest news and updates on MPL-MY/SG S6!
RED Reborn is a team that almost didn't make it to the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL-MY/SG) Season 6. Due to the squad losing its sponsorship after last season, they had to go through the open qualifier to play this season. Fortunately for the squad who pulled out all the stops to make it, they successfully qualified.
Since then, it's only getting better for them with the team showing that they haven't lost their edge since their 3rd place finish in Season 5. Top four of the group stage, and starting in the upper bracket of the playoffs; RED Reborn are back, fiercer than before, and ready to take it all the way to the top. We caught up with Hawkeye, coach and manager of the team, and asked him about his team's performance so far.
We actually targeted higher than what we achieved. We aimed for first place, but a lot of meta change and patch updates changed a lot, so the timing of the update wasn’t suitable for us, but it’s okay. Our players didn’t mind, but if they had time to study the changes first, then would be better.
I think Resurgence, because we never won against Resurgence. Maybe we could’ve but we made some mistakes. Todak also we could’ve won against, but we also made a few mistakes.
We were satisfied, because we got to prove that we were the better team. No hard feelings with the players, no problem at all with them.
Resurgence, they should not be underestimated at all.
I think, for now, Malaysia and Singapore teams have the same strategy, not like last time. In the previous season, Singapore's gameplay was much cleaner, now Malaysian teams are on par. There's been a noticeable improvement for all Malaysian teams.
Because this season they have made changes that I’m not sure of. Since Ikuto came into the team, Todak's synergy and energy have been different. They’re an entirely different team now. It's probably something that Ikuto contributed to.
They gave us facilities and take care of us. We have a gaming house.
Keep supporting us, pray for us to be champions of the Playoffs because we want to represent Malaysia in M2!
Stay tuned to eGG Network for more MPL-MY/SG S6 news and interviews! The MPL-MY/SG S6 playoffs will begin on 23rd October.
Finally, after 6 gruelling weeks, the teams of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia/Singapore (MPL-MY/SG) Season 6 have been decided. Not much has changed since the mid-season recap two weeks ago, it seems like the top teams have managed to maintain their consistency in the league.
Entering into the upper brackets of the playoffs will be: Todak, Resurgence, EVOS SG, and Red Reborn. Todak undoubtedly have been on fire over the past 6 weeks, with a flawless group stage of 9 match victories. Resurgence have remained consistent with their last season's performance, and EVOS SG and Red Reborn filling up the two remaining slots. If we had to predict, the winner of the whole tournament would probably come from this group. However, as they say, anything can happen during the playoffs.
Orange Louvre had a slow start to the league stage but they managed to climb back up over the past few weeks. For a team that was formed right before the tournament, it looks like they're coming together in time for the main event. Perhaps their 'newness' has given them an edge over their opponents who don't have much material to study in preparation for them? Expect them to be one of the dark horses of the tournament.
Team SMG seems like they also have the potential to go far in the tournament, while Geek Fam have been very disappointing, not winning a single game in the past two weeks. We're unsure if the team is facing any issues, but they are a far cry from what we saw in Season 5. Bosskurr barely snuck into the lower bracket over Divinity - they've got a lot of stepping up to do if they intend to take the trophy home this season.
Divinity eSports and Forsaken - both teams from the open qualifiers, have a long way to go before they go toe-to-toe with the big boys, but hopefully, they'll stick around and improve as a team. Perhaps we'll see them in the upcoming MPL-MY/SG Season.
The Upper Bracket matches will start off with local affairs - Malaysian teams going head-to-head in one match, and Singaporean teams in the other, with the winners facing off against each other for a spot in the grand finals. Looks like it's going to be a very interesting playoffs weekend.
For the lower bracket, things are slightly more interesting, with teams of similar calibre duking it out. No clear favourites in the meantime, but Orange Louvre look like they can go far if they keep their momentum.
The MPL-MY/SG S6 playoffs will take place on the 23-25th of October, so stick around to eGG Network for all the latest news and updates on MLBB!
The main event finally begins! The Play-ins saw Team Liquid, PSG Talon, LGD Gaming, and Unicorns Of Love reaching the top, joining their worthy adversaries by qualifying for the Group Stage. However, that was just the start - the real battle between the best League of Legends teams is about to commence!
The Worlds 2020 Group Stage will be broadcast LIVE on eGG Network, from tomorrow until next Sunday (3 - 11 October). For more information on Worlds 2020, check out the Leaguepedia page.
We've just had the Top Clans 2020 appetisers with two group stage days for Rules of Survival, and now, it's onwards to Dota 2 and Marvel Super War! With a US$85,000 total prize pool on the line, don't miss out on more MOBA esports action by checking out Top Clans 2020.
Catch the Top Clans 2020 telecasts on eGG Network (Astro CH800) from today (2 October) onwards at 4PM - be sure to check out our TV guide for a detailed rundown on the broadcast schedule. You can also watch the action live on the Top Clans 2020 Facebook page.
After crowning AK as the first two-time Tekken 7 Conference champion last weekend, it's time we witness the Dota 2 Conference of The Nationals! The Philippines' best Dota 2 teams will be facing off for the PHP500,000 champions cash prize, with the first phase of group stage adopting a double round-robin format before the Top 4 advance to the Playoffs.
The Nationals Season 2 - Dota 2 Conference group stage begins this weekend (3 and 4 October), with its broadcast available on eGG Network and The Nationals FB. Check out our TV guide for our telecast broadcast schedule of the Filipino tournament.
Date: 2 - 4 October, 3PM.
Where to watch: eGG Network FB.
More info: MPL-MY/SG website.
Date: 2 October, 6PM; 3 - 4 October, 4.30PM.
Where to watch: MLBB Facebook (Tagalog and English).
More info: MPL-PH website.
Date: 2 October, 4.30PM; 3 October, 1PM; and 4 October, 4.30PM.
Where to watch: MPL-ID FB.
More info: MPL-ID website.
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