KUALA LUMPUR (23 June, 2020) – Esports Players League (ESPL), the new global esports tournament network and platform, recently entered into a partnership with leading smartphone maker OPPO and Malaysian mobile telco Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) to organize the first major esports tournament in Malaysia, post Movement Control Order period in Malaysia called the OPPO Gaming Tournament Season 1.
Tournament registrations began 15th June 2020 and it didn’t take long for the tournament to reach its maximum participation allowed, i.e. 512 teams. The upper limit of the registration was reached within 24 hours of opening the registrations. The overwhelming response from esports enthusiasts is certainly an impressive feat.
Registrations have continued to come in. ESPL, OPPO and Digi are considering expanding the number of teams allowed in the tournament.
“We are very grateful for how supportive and responsive Malaysian gamers have been for our tournaments. We are pleasantly surprised by how quickly we reached our maximum limit of participation.”, commented Michael Broda, CEO of ESPL.
The tournament’s qualifiers will begin 6th July. Esports enthusiasts and PUBG Mobile fans should tune in on ESPL’s Facebook page at facebook.com/OfficialESPL for updates regarding the tournament and to watch the livestream of the Semi-Finals and Finals as teams battle for RM25,000 worth of prizes.
Key visuals of the Tournament are inserted at the end of this release and a media kit is available at https://bit.ly/ESPL_OGT-24hrs-mediakit
The Esports Players League (ESPL) is a global esports tournament organization that is developing an amateur competition network via its online esports platform.
ESPL is launching a global footprint across 16 countries in its initial phase, covering Asia, Europe, and the Americas. ESPL’s central focus is on mobile esports, with PC and console-based video games also featured on its diverse network of quality esports content. ESPL is managed by its headquarters in Singapore and regional offices in Cologne and Los Angeles. For more info, visit espl.co or email [email protected].
OPPO Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is an electronics manufacturer known for its smartphones. The company also makes MP3 players, portable media players, LCD-TVs, and DVD/Bluray players. Headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
Since establishing in 2004, the company has expanded globally to over 40 countries and regions. With more than 40,000 employees working on technological innovation to create a smarter and better life for people across the world. In 2016, OPPO reached the top 4 in global market share.
Digi is a mobile connectivity and internet services provider enabling 11.3 million Malaysians on our advanced 4G+ network. We have the ambition to provide relevant, personalised, and engaging digital products and services that will fully enable our customer’s digital lifestyles.
Listed on Bursa Malaysia, Digi is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group and is a leader in driving responsible business practices. For more information, visit www.digi.com.my.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
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