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Local esports team eRimau roaring to go at 2021 SEA Games, targets bronze

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Local esports team eRimau roaring to go at 2021 SEA Games, targets bronze

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s football esports group, eRimau will be earning its debut at the 2021 SEA Video games with the aim of scoring at least a bronze medal.

The team less than the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will be competing in multiplayer soccer simulator Fifa On the web 4, a person of the 10 esport situations, even though they will be separate from the relaxation of the esport contingent less than the Malaysian Esports Federation (MESF).

eRimau team admin Muhammad Fariz Ab Rahman explained that the break up was due to the fact the video clip recreation is sanctioned under Fifa – the global governing physique of affiliation soccer – which sent the invite to take part in celebration to FAM, again in 2020.

“To make improvements to the eRimau brand, we determined to be part of the SEA Video games. In future, eRimau will also be creating players and contesting beneath FAM,” he mentioned. FAM is also in cost of picking out the lineup for SEA.

Requested if there was collaboration with MESF, he said not for the SEA Games, nevertheless they would think about it for long run tournaments, and would also be speaking to other esports organisations for support.

He confirmed that there would be four players representing Malaysia, nevertheless the lineup would be introduced tentatively subsequent 7 days.

One particular of the four, Muhamad Luqman Haziq “LuqmanHzq” Hajiman, who also attended the push convention here in Bukit Jalil, claimed the team was focusing on a bronze medal at minimum amount.

“My private aim is gold because I want to do my finest in any match, nevertheless it is not possible to say considering that we have not even played versus most of the other countries’ groups,” he reported, introducing that host country Vietnam, and Thailand ended up the group favourites and the teams to beat.

Luqman Haziq reported this would be the team’s first time symbolizing the country at this kind of a tournament. “It’s my childhood desire to enjoy football, even efootball is a good possibility,” he mentioned.

The workforce would be travelling to Hanoi, Vietnam on Could 11 in advance of the event on Could 13. They would also be accomplishing a bootcamp afterwards in April for past round of preparations.

Individually, Malaysian esports staff manager Kelvin Pang Ching Kuen confirmed that the MESF would be sending a contingent of 47 athletes and nine guidance team such as coaches and staff managers.

MESF is focusing on four medals: a gold for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Cellular) and three bronze medals in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), League Of Legends: Wild Rift and Arena Of Valor.

He claimed that if the team managed to exceed that tally, it would additional cement esport’s prominence and hopefully empower a larger sized contingent to take part in the SEA Game titles 2023, to be held in Cambodia.

The six sport titles involved seven medal gatherings specifically PUBG Cell (solo and squad types), MLBB, League Of Legends, Wild Rift (men’s party), Garena Free of charge Fire and Arena Of Valor.

Malaysia is not sending representatives for to start with-person shooter CrossFire or for the women’s event for Wild Rift.

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