Congratulations are in order for Malaysia as the country’s team has won third place for the online game, FIFA Online 3 at the EA Champions Cup 2016 Summer!
EA Champions Cup 2016 Summer is an inter-Asian e-Sports match for FIFA Online 3, an online football game developed by EA Spearhead Studio.
The homegrown team of four who call themselves Malaysia Tigers became the second runner-up for FIFA Online 3 and won themselves a cash prize of USD30,000!
The champions cup was held in Shanghai, China on the 23 and 24 July 2016 at Expo Center, where eight teams representing seven countries – Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and two defending champion teams from China – competed against each other to win from a prize pool of USD300,000.
eSports like FIFA Online 3 and DOTA 2 are getting more and more prominent in Malaysia, especially since Malaysians are quite good at them too!
In 2013, a Malaysian team called Orange won third place at the International 2013 DOTA 2 Championship and received a cash prize of USD287,000.
Since then, the government has been very supportive of Malaysians participating in eSports tournaments.