Warisan Promotes E-Sports In Sabah To Foster Unity

KOTA KINABALU : Parti Warisan (Warisan) successfully organised the first e-sports tournament in Sabah to foster unity among youths through team sports.

The tournament known as Honor of Kings E-Sports was won by team ”SugarMummy” from Kota Kinabalu while team Sandakan NL came in second.

Another team from Sandakan “One Knife, One Child” was third.

Parti Warisan Chinese affairs committee member, Hiu Chin Yih (Ah Q) who is the organising chairman, thanked all participants and those who made the event a huge success.

He said there were many skillful players who took part in the tournament including those from Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.

“In the near future, Warisan would like to continue organising similar activities for the public to participate,” Hiu said in a statement released here today.

Meanwhile co-organising chairman, Eric Vun said the rising popularity of e-sports which is a globally recognised event has reached an unprecedented level.

“There’s one international event in 2021 that broke the world record, offering total prizes worth USD40 million (RM179.88 million). The standard of e-sports is now equivalent to the Olympic Games.

According to Eric, e-sports was included for the first time as an official competition at the second largest sports event in the world, the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

“During the inaugural Commonwealth eSports Championship at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England, on August 6, this year, the Malaysian women’s team won the gold medal after defeating England in the final.

Eric said e-sports requires talent, passion, training, tenacity, teamwork, physical and mental strength.

Eric believes Sabah will soon bring glory for Malaysia in e-sports.

Meanwhile Warisan Vice President, Datuk Junz Wong in his closing remarks said as a team event, it is important to uphold sportsmanship in e-sports.

“The players need to keep in mind of the importance of solidarity because unity provides strength. Friendship is always first, competition comes in second,” Junz concluded.