Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Following its partnership with short video platform TikTok to bring esports to a larger audience, esports entertainment platform FIGHT Esports has announced the launch of its regional FIGHT Campus League to establish a strong gaming community among colleges and universities.
The tournament meets the demand of the current esports community as the pandemic hit students were forced indoors, resulting in the increase of gaming hours and time spent consuming content online.
Cheah Sheau Mei, user and content operations manager for TikTok Malaysia commented that their partnership with FIGHT Esports works well, considering the fact that their platform features a short-form format and unique content that is suitable for gamers to showcase their unique stories, connect with other gamers, and celebrate modern gaming culture.
“As the gaming community continues to grow on TikTok, we look forward to collaborating closely with like-minded organizations like FIGHT Esports to fuel the passions and originality of more gamers on our platform.” Mei stated.
Meanwhile, Ariff Abu, team lead at FIGHT Esports Malaysia, commented, “We’ve been looking into regional, multi-title tournaments for some time after organizing community level tournaments in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines for the past year and getting feedback from students asking for a dedicated tournament of their own.”
He added, “The FIGHT Campus League will pave a way for students to compete in selected top titles and demonstrate many different skill levels across several demographics.”
The regional tournaments will kick off in Malaysia with a PUBG Mobile tournament, and qualifiers will take place from 5 May to 11 June, ultimately leading to the grand finals on June 15 and 16. The streams will be also streamed on FIGHT Esports’ Facebook page and on Astro’s eGG Network, a Malaysia-based pay television network.
Included in the new slew of regional tournaments of FIGHT Esports is its Philippines’ equivalent, FIGHT Campus League Philippines’ Call of Duty: Mobile tournament. It will begin on 7 May to June 18 with a prize pool of PHP190M (RM16,172) as well as with its Indonesian counterpart FIGHT Campus Legend Indonesia which will be looking for the top Mobile Legends: Bang Bang teams from June to October with a prize pool of IDR50M (RM14,158).