Day 1 and Day 2 of The Kuala Lumpur Major (Results)

It's definitely an exciting year for the e-sports industry in Malaysia as the government has recently announced in the Budget 2019 to allocate RM10mil into e-sports development. To get things interesting, The Kuala Lumpur Major which is the first Dota 2's Major of the 2018/19 season and PGL's 6th overall Major held from 16 to 18th of November 2018. 


Thanks to eGG Network, I was given the privilege to attend the event to witness the historical moments a big e-sports event in the country. I did not attend the event on the first day but below are some official photos by eGG Network.


Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, YB Syed Saddiq, Lee Choong Khay, Chief of Sports, Astro,  Silviu Stroie, CEO, PGL and Zhang Zexi, COO, Imba TV at The Kuala Lumpur Major press conference. 

YB Syed Saddiq said the Dota 2 (The KL Major) tournament, for example, had attracted the attention of thousands of local and overseas e-sports fans and this showed the immense pulling power of the video game. “It can be seen that many (fans) are not from Malaysia. This can boost tourism in the country and at the same time promote Malaysia as well as attract the interest of ASEAN youths, especially. “This group (the youths of ASEAN) is the community that we want to attract so that they will know about Malaysia and will want to visit us many times,” he told reporters after visiting The KL Major exhibition here today. Syed Saddiq also hinted that e-sports events would continue to be hosted in the country. – Source: The Edge Malaysia


Syed Saddiq trying out the impressive looking Acer’s Predator Thronos gaming rig which cost a whopping RM56,999!


The Kuala Lumpur Major is held at Axiata Arena, a very suitable venue in my opinion. The screens in all four sides at the middle of the stadium was huge enough for viewing regardless of where you are seated at.


Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) were not be able to play their first Major with a full roster; Mind Control from Team Liquid to stand in with the team.


The Malaysian pride, Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng who's a member of Team Secret. Malaysia boleh!

On day 2, I managed to catch the second lower bracket playoff between Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) Evil Geniuses (EG) and the upper bracket finals between Team Secret and Virtus.pro (VP). The first match which I have missed was between Evil Geniuses and PSG.LGD for the lower bracket playoff. Below are the results for day 2 of The Kuala Lumpur Major.

Lower Bracket Round 4
Evil Geniuses (2 – 0) PSG.LGD

Lower Bracket Round 5
Ninjas in Pyjamas (1 – 2) Evil Geniuses

Upper Bracket Finals
Team Secret (2 – 1) Virtus.pro

Team NIP was doing pretty well in the first game but somehow their momentum dropped in the second game. Going towards the third match, EG dominated most of the team fights which led to their victory.

As for the upper bracket finals, Team Secret managed to win against VP in the first game but their defeat on the second game was rather quick. On the last match, VP did showcase a great team performance from start but during mid game, Team Secret bounced back by doing more kills and destroyed all the bottom towers. With that, Team Secret has gained their victory and step into the grand finals.


Tomorrow there will be the lower bracket finals where EG will be meeting VP and the grand finals of The Kuala Lumpur Major. I will be updating more about it on my blog. So stay tuned!


.: Peace Out :.

4 comments :

  1. Oh? So you got to meet that young and handsome Minister in person?

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    1. Unfortunately no, I missed the first day of the event.

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  2. That does sound exciting and a large amount of money.

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    1. Yes it is! USD350K for the winning team! I wish I could be a part of the team :D

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