HotShotz 2017 winners receive RM220,000 in cash & prizes
By Digital News Asia August 4, 2017
- Top three winners of three games titles took home RM70,000 in cash prizes
- Non-cash prizes were routers and a corporate sponsorship attachment with TP-Link
THE winners of Malaysia’s eGames festival, HotShotz 2017 gathered at KDU University College, Glenmarie Campus on Aug 2 for a prize-giving ceremony, which saw the top three winners of three games titles win a combined total of RM70,000 in cash prizes, together with routers and a corporate sponsorship attachment with TP-Link, the Networking Partner for HotShotz, worth an estimated RM150,000 in total value.
“From the moment, we kick-started the first of our five qualifying rounds in May at Universiti Malaya and on to the two-day main event at KDU University College, the action has come fast and thick and we are super pleased to focus the limelight on our winners, all of whom are amateurs,” said DNA CEO Karamjit Singh.
“At the same time, while the eSports winners are recognised here, I also want to acknowledge the seven teams that took part in our PC Modding competition and the three winners: 30 Degree by Muhammad Abdurrahman in 1st place, Bloody Red by Safuan in 2nd and Silver Edge by Shahid in 3rd.
“They showed amazing passion, dedication and creativity in producing their works of art within the tight 1 ½ days they had to complete their creations. Well done!”
Also, despite HotShotz being an unknown name in the Cosplay world, the event brought together some amazing Cosplayers from Malaysia and Southeast Asia, with Karamjit expressing his deep admiration at the professionalism and passion of the cosplayers at HotShotz - Yugana Senshi Uon from Malaysia, Punipun from Indonesia, Lychiii from Philippines, and Onnies from Thailand.
Based on feedback from the community leaders of the seven games, one-hour before HotShotz officially started, DNA, the organisers, increased the prize money by 900% from RM1,000 per game to RM10,000 per game with winners receiving RM5,000, runners-up RM3,000 and 3rd place winners RM2,000.
Over 300 gamers congregated on the weekend of 22-23rd July at KDU University College Glenmarie Campus to battle for glory at the HotShotz 2017 Grand Finals.
The seven game titles played were Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, PES 2017, Overwatch, CS:GO and Dota 2
The overall winners for HotShotz 2017 are (team names for the team-based games and for individual game titles, winners used their gaming names):
1st place winner: Misaifix | Krie
2nd place winner: LR | Karl
3rd place winner: CGF | Rush
1st place winner: ZABA
2nd place winner: Shrimboo
3rd place winner: Zurvizard
1st place winner: Fit3amir
2nd place winner: Raihan
3rd place winner: Hentai_Tail
1st place winner: FRAG THEORY
2nd place winner: M8 Zeta
3rd place winner: Shimada Bros
1st place winner: Magic Flying Bears
2nd place winner: Team Tryhard
3rd place winner: Doc
1st place winner: Vicious Gaming
2nd place winner: Morph Gaming
3rd place winner: Anthrax Esports
1st place winner: Unveil Donutz
2nd place winner: Venom Spectrum
3rd place winner: Rampage Gaming
Positioned as Malaysia’s leading eGames Festival, HotShotz had six components:
- eSports competition
- Game Publishers Showcase
- Indie Games Showcase
- Cosplay demonstration
- PC Modding Competition
- VR Showcase
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES), as the Console Games Partner provided 25 PS4 consoles for HotShotz 2017 while Acer, a leader in the PC gaming space, provided 30 gaming PCs and 20 gaming monitors, as the Main Sponsor.
HotShotz is supported by Main Sponsor Predator, which is Acer’s gaming brand, co-sponsors Digi, Malaysia’s leading telco, Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES). KDU University College is the Venue Host, VR Lab is the VR Partner, TP-Link is the Networking Partner and Lazada Malaysia is the e-Commerce Partner. The media partner is Astro’s eGames channel, EGG and Indonesian media site, vivo.co.id.