KDU Kraken is 1st runner up in Dota2 tournament
By Digital News Asia January 24, 2018
- FutureLab’s Dota 2 Tournament is an inaugural e-sports competition
- Event is aimed at bridging the gap between universities and corporates
KDU Kraken (pic) became first runner up in the FutureLab’s Dota 2 Tournament: Corporate versus Universities held on Nov 11, 2017, at The Pantheon e-sports arena in Malaysia.
KDU School of Computing and Creative Media (SCCM) is proud to have sent the KDU Kraken to participate in this event to compete with some of the finest e-sports teams across Malaysia which not only included their peers from other institutions, but also corporate real industry players.
KDU Kraken comprises of Thong Meng Siong (Team Captain) from SCCM, Tan Gee Hong from SCCM, Bernard Ling Kuan Hui from SCCM, Kek Jia Cheng from KDU’s School of Business and Gavyn Lim Chin Yhong from KDU’s School of Communication & Creative Arts.
Together, they fought their way to qualify in the finals stage where they competed against Sunway eSports (SESC).
FutureLab’s Dota 2 Tournament is an inaugural e-sports competition where corporates are pitted against universities. The two clashed in the multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Valve Corporation, Dota 2.
The objective of this event is to bridge the gap between universities and corporates by creating platform where everyone can enjoy themselves and establish robust relationships which could benefit them in the future.
The tournament was participated in by corporate teams from AirAsia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services, eGG Network and Petronas.
Participants from universities consisted of teams from KDU University College, Taylor’s University, Sunway University and University Malaysia Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering.
KDU’s Game Development Team was also present to showcase students’ work on the development front which could entice corporates to partake in the growing e-sports scene in Malaysia.
According to Thong, “We are exceedingly happy and grateful for the results that we have secured in this competition, as we have strived extremely hard in the preparation for this competition.
“Hopefully we can prepare for more events by building and maintaining the team chemistry. Thanks for believing in us, as we hope we can improve and stay together as a team. Shoutout to SEA Inhouse League (SIL) for providing a platform for us to practice.”
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