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  • Press Release
  • 2020-06-15
  • OPPO and Digi Collaborate With ESPL To Launch the first Major Esports Event in Malaysia post MCO

    OPPO Gaming Tournament Season 1 - prizes worth RM25,000 and is open to all gamers in Malaysia.

    KUALA LUMPUR (15 June, 2020) - Esports Players League (ESPL), the new global esports tournament network and platform has entered into a partnership with leading smartphone maker OPPO and Malaysian mobile telco Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) (a subsidiary of Telenor Group) to organize the first major esports tournament in Malaysia post the Movement Control Order period in Malaysia.

    The online only esports tournament, OPPO Gaming Tournament Season 1 (the “Tournament”), will be hosted on ESPL’s online platform at espl.gg and will be managed by ESPL Malaysia. The tournament will have an attractive prize pool worth up to RM25,000. With the value of RM10,000 in cash and RM15,000 worth of OPPO products.

    OPPO is a leading smartphone maker that specializes in designing innovative smartphones for young people. The brand is popular in Malaysia and is one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in the world.

    “We are very pleased to work with OPPO and our strategic partner Digi to spearhead the recovery phase of the Movement Control Order in Malaysia, with a major esports tournament that will bring lots of excitement and entertainment to the gaming community of Malaysia, while perfectly observing the safe social distancing new normal, as the tournament will be held entirely online.”, commented Michael Broda, CEO of ESPL.

    The tournament will be targeted at amateur gamers, which echos ESPL’s goal of helping build a strong foundation for esports globally through tournaments such as this. The game title that the tournament will compete on will be the popular Battle Royale game, PUBG Mobile.

    ESPL is a global esports tournament and platform provider that focuses on creating mobile and online ecosystems for amateur esports communities globally. ESPL has a presence across Southeast Asia, South America, and Europe. ESPL is in its first phase but is expanding fast into other continents as well. By facilitating grassroots participation in what is a rapidly expanding esports market, ESPL has direct access and exposure to a large, valuable, and often overlooked segment of the esports market.

    With the rising interest in esports and gaming, especially during the global lockdown situation, ESPL will work with OPPO and Digi as strategic partners to bring high-quality and well curated competitive gaming to the amateur gamer community in Malaysia. Esports not only has emerged as one of the largest sports genres globally now, but it also has fast become a popular digital entertainment for smartphone users.

    Tournament registrations for the OPPO Gaming Tournament will begin on 15th June 2020. With the tournament’s qualifiers starting on the 8th of July, and the finals expected to take place on the 12th of July 2020. Both the semi-finals (11th July 2020) and the finals will be streamed live on ESPL’s Facebook page.

    Those who are interested in participating in the tournament can register at espl.gg/rgg.

    Key visuals of the Tournament are inserted at the end of this release and a media kit is available at http:/// ….

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    About ESPL
    The Esports Players League (ESPL) is a global esports tournament organization that is developing an amateur competition network via its online esports platform. ESPL is launching a global footprint across 16 countries in its initial phase, covering Asia, Europe, and the Americas. ESPL’s central focus is on mobile esports, with PC and console-based video games also featured on its diverse network of quality esports content. ESPL is managed by its headquarters in Singapore and regional offices in Cologne and Los Angeles. For more info, visit espl.co or email info@espl.co.

    About OPPO
    OPPO Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is an electronics manufacturer known for its smartphones. The company also makes MP3 players, portable media players, LCD-TVs, and DVD/Bluray players. Headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. Since establishing in 2004, the company has expanded globally to over 40 countries and regions. With more than 40,000 employees working on technological innovation to create a smarter and better life for people across the world. In 2016, OPPO reached the top 4 in global market share.

    About Digi
    Digi is a mobile connectivity and internet services provider enabling 11.3 million Malaysians on our advanced 4G+ network. We have an ambition to provide relevant, personalised, and engaging digital products and services that will fully enable our customer’s digital lifestyles. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, Digi is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group, and is a leader in driving responsible business practices. For more information, visit www.digi.com.my.

    Press Contact

    For ESPL:
    Kin Wai, Lau
    lau@espl.co
    Mob: +60125023588

    For Digi:
    Nur Azlyn Abdul Rahman
    nurabdur@digi.com.my Mob: +6016 3363327

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