Malaysia wishes to take part in five game titles at the SEA Games 2019.
MDEC believes the budget announcement gives legitimacy and empowerment to youth to pursue their passion for eSports and games.
Fed up with the stonewall from AGES 2016 competition organiser Platinum Eden, one of the tournament winners goes on the offensive.
Malaysia has aspirations to raise its eSports game to even greater heights. But in order to achieve this, it needs to develop the local scene and nurture the best players.
AGES 2016 eSport event promised a total RM1 million to the winners - but they have yet to be paid. The organisers, Platinum Eden have not responded to DNA queries and their phone is now disconnected.