Last week, we announced the qualifiers for PUBG Mobile at the Hanoi SEA Games was going to take place over the weekend and after 3 days of competition, here are the results:
Well played to TABAH NSEA and Geek Fam for their awesome performance last weekend. TNSEA finished in first place with 167 points (1 WWCD) while Geek Fam finished at 156 (2 WWCD). Both of the teams will be representing Malaysia at the upcoming Hanoi SEA Games (taking place 13-22 May 2022).
“Congratulations to both TABAH NSEA and GEEK FAM on their extraordinary feat during the Malaysian Esports Selection 2022. They have shown superb gameplay and teamwork, and are deserving of the title ‘national athletes’. With the impressive skills they displayed last weekend, we are confident that both teams will make Malaysia proud at the Hanoi SEA Games 2021. I would also like to thank the other 14 teams for participating in the qualifiers. All teams have done remarkably well, which really shows that Malaysian PUBG MOBILE teams are top class,” said Oliver Ye, Director, PUBG MOBILE.
“Congratulations to both TABAH NSEA and GEEK FAM and we wish them the best of luck at the Hanoi SEA Games. I would also like to applaud the other 14 teams that demonstrated spectacular skills and teamwork during the qualifiers last weekend with 13 different teams getting Winner Winner Chicken Dinners across all 15 matches in three days. We are looking forward to watching the teams play again during the PUBG MOBILE Pro League MY/SG/PH,” said Kelvin Pang, National Esports Team Manager.
MESF also announced the teams that will be taking part in the other esports at the event: Todak (MLBB), SEM9 (Wild Rift and League of Legends), ADT Esports (Arena of Valor), Sorry Roar and Secret Xpert (Free Fire). Orange Esports has been shortlisted for FIFA Online 4. It looks like we're all set to go against the other nations this May. We look forward to seeing how our local squads will fare this year. Malaysia Boleh!
Esports fans who keep up with the SEA Games will be pleased to know that it will be returning this year! After the successful debut of the category at the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, the organizing committee has decided to keep it going. The list of games have changed and we'll be saying goodbye to Dota 2, Starcraft II, Hearthstone (RIP Malaysia's chance to defend the title) and Tekken 7.
Here's the full list of games that will be played:
*Wild Rift will be separated into male-only and female-only categories, while the rest of the titles will be mixed competition.
Based on the list, we can infer the popularity of those games in the region - LoL is definitely a big deal over there seeing how there's going to be two categories for Wild Rift, in addition to the regular PC version for mixed genders. It's nice to see Free Fire and PUBG Mobile making their debut, while FIFA Online 4 and Cross Fire are interesting additions. MLBB and AoV are returning titles - we'll see if the Philippines and Thailand can defend their titles respectively. Check out the official announcement or the full list of sports at the event.
The SEA Games 2021 Hanoi will take place from 21st November to 2nd December. Stay tuned to eGG Network for more esports news and updates!