It is certainly a norm that we have Dota2 tournaments these days, but in Malaysia, most of them are happening in the Peninsular. This time around, we chanced upon one tournament in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Yup the Land Below The Wind, organized by the students of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC).
The event is held on 22 October 2016 at the Sabah Faculty Branch of TARUC in Dongongon township, and is open to all Students of TARUC, the alumni members of TARUC and secondary school students. Format of the competition is “1 vs 1 solo mid only” and the registration fee is at a very affordable RM10 per person only.
A total of 46 participants showed up to the event that started at 8:30am and they wasted no time getting things started.
A spectator screen is also set-up for those who follow the matches but since it is a 1vs1 format, not all matches will be shown.
Other matches will have to be spectated live from behind the player’s shoulders.
Internet connectivity is sufficient on the YES network for the matches but they weren’t able to do any casting due to limited bandwidth.
In terms of prizes, there are some trophies and hampers. All participants shall receive Certificates of Participation so no one is going home empty handed. TARUC is also awarding soft skills points to their students for the event, a very nice support if you ask me.
Lucky draws for all the participants is also available.
One of the winners of the lucky draw receiving their prize.
At the end of the tournament the winners are as follows:
Gregory Chung (TARUC) is the second runner up for the event
Stanley Ling (SMK Bahang) is the first runner up
Ng Kok Wei (TARUC Alumni), is the Champion of the day!
Congratulations to all winners!!
A shot of the organizing committee, mind you that the tournament is an idea of Mr. Gregory Chung, his classmates, and students of the organizing faculty. Kudos to him, the committee and of course, TARUC for the well-executed tournament. I am looking forward to future technology and/or gaming related events, in Kota Kinabalu and in Sabah generally, hopefully a bigger one next time.