Astro announces the launch of eGG Network, in Australia via Fetch TV.
Codemasters, one of the oldest videogames developers in the UK, is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan this year, aiming double the size of its team in Kuala Lumpur over the next few months.
Malaysia’s largest pay-TV operator, Astro has big plans for the e-sports segment, and the launch of its 24/7 dedicated channel is only one component.
Singapore-based SportsHero, which describes itself as Asia’s first real-time fantasy sports app and social prediction platform, said it has secured US$2.4 million in funding in a round led by Australia-based Nevada Iron Ltd.
Astro will launch its first dedicated 24-hour e-sports channel in June, part of an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences.
MSI is a familiar brand name to gamers around the world. From its dedicated gaming motherboards to SteelSeries keyboards, the brand is a familiar sight in e-sports venues and hardware enthusiast shops.
Astro, Malaysia's top pay-TV operator, is looking at launching a permanent channel dedicated to electronic sports, citing increasing viewership and engagement.
The live broadcast of The International 2015 Dota 2 Championship (TI5) videogame tournament by pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd from Aug 4-9 attracted close to 1.5 million viewers in Malaysia.