The final qualifying stage for the Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup (TEEC) took place at Battle Arena, Petaling Jaya. The event saw 31 teams competed for their chance to contest for the RM113,000 total grand prize at the Grand Finals happening later this October.
Taiwan Excellence Esports Cup
As the brainchild of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), it is one of the most unique opportunities whereby international brands work together with a single initiative to build momentum in developing competitive communities in foreign nations.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) as the main sponsor for the 10th TEEC qualifier round, demonstrated their latest ROG Strix SCAR III G531 gaming laptop on the show floor. The laptops which we previously reviewed are now retailing at RM7,999 in the Malaysian market and come fully equipped with the latest Intel Core i7-9750H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU and 16GB of RAM.
Jason Hsu, Product Manager of ROG said, “Esports is becoming one of the biggest and most popular sport worldwide. In Malaysia, the number of esports enthusiasts and fans are constantly growing at a tremendous rate. ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) are proud to be involved in this Taiwanese partnership, where we firmly believe this will complement our existing esports activities that will inspire gamers to have the best innovative hardware for a truly dedicated gaming experience.”
Speaking on behalf of venue partner, Battle Arena Malaysia, Tiffani Lim, Head of Marketing & PR, mentions that, “Battle Arena’s mission is to provide a training ground for aspiring gamers to kickstart fruitful esports careers. Together with TEEC and ROG, we aim to give our young local talents a top-end, professional esports experience, arming them with the necessary skills for a bright future in esports.”
Esports fans can look forward to the Grand Finale which will happen at Berjaya Times Square on October 11th-13th, 2019. The champions of each game category, CS: GO, DotA 2 and League of Legends will win RM10,000 each, and the winning team for the CS: GO category will further receive a golden ticket to Taiwan to battle with four other countries, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and India for a US$2,000 grand prize.
The general public is encouraged to experience the Grand Finale as there will be sub-game titles such as Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros, PES 2019 and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. Winners will go home with a slice of the RM9,000 total cash prize. Registration for the sub-game title will open on the 7th of September and all participants are reminded to follow the Taiwan Excellence social media pages for the latest information.