Taiwan Excellence, part of Taiwan’s program to bring its expertise in gaming products and technology to the world, hosted the Taiwan Excellence Intercollege Battleground (TEIB) that pits various participants from colleges around Malaysia against each other. The competition is to encourage the use of their products such as Asus, Acer, MSI, D-Link, Kingmax, Thermaltake, Transcend and Adata among others.
Three titles will form the battleground for the contenders; Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Defense of The Ancients (DoTA) and League of Legends (LoL). The three-day event will have ten universities and one team each representing in each title game.
The qualifying rounds, which were held earlier in April, received response from 12,000 students total with over 2,400 gamers across ten universities. The final was held over the weekend at Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink. Probably to keep the hot gaming rigs as cool as possible.
“It is an absolute privilege to host this tournament in Malaysia, and we are honoured to receive an overwhelming response with this initiative,” said Patty Yen, Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Marketing Department of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). “TEIB has enabled us to draw closer to the fast-growing e-Sports community and Malaysian universities, also allowing us to feature the best of Taiwan products and technology. We hope to make this an annual gathering for gamers.”
E-sports is a fast-growing global sport, and we hope to see more countries and companies supporting this initiative to bring it to the forefront of national gaming. With the emergence of e-sports, gaming is growing from being a pastime to a full-time sport event.