Press release: Malaysian Esports League 2023 Kicks off with State-Level Competition

Malaysia Esports League 2023 Kicks off with State-Level Competition

PUCHONG, September 8, 2023 – The Malaysia Esports League 2023 (MEL23) State Leagues competition has commenced. MEL23 is part of the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ (KBS) initiative towards building a sustainable and inclusive esports ecosystem through the Esports Integrated (ESI) initiative, in line with the KBS Strategic Development Plan for Esports. The MEL23 State League will continue until 1st of October 2023.

Currently underway, the MEL23 State Leagues showcases three immensely popular games – eFootball Mobile (completed), Mobile Legends: Bang Bang or MLBB (on-going), and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile or PUBGM. As for the MEL23 Open Series, which is going to be unveiled in the near future, will include several other popular game titles, which are yet to be disclosed.

MEL23’s State Leagues are held from 28th August to 1st of October while the MEL23 Nationals stage will start taking place from the 14th of October to 22th of October. As for the MEL23 Open Series, registration will be open from 1st of October to 26th of October. Moreover, this year there’s also a significant difference in the total prize pool as for last year MEL22 it was at RM 299,500.00 whereas this year for MEL23, the prize pool has increased to RM 317,400.00. Ultimately as for the participating players, State Leagues’ winners will be qualified to represent their states for the MEL23 Nationals stage.

You can now watch all of the tournaments online as they will be broadcasted live on the ESI- Esports Integrated Facebook page along with 16 other State and Federal Territory Esports Associations as mentioned below:

  • Esport Pulau Pinang
  • Esports Selangor Association
  • Esports Malaysia Kedah
  • Johor Darul Takzim Esports Association
  • Persatuan Esports Negeri Kelantan
  • Persatuan Esport Sabah
  • Melaka Esports Association
  • Esports Putrajaya
  • Persatuan E-Sports Perlis
  • Esports Perak
  • ESports Malaysia Pahang
  • Esports Kuala Lumpur Association
  • Esports Malaysia Terengganu
  • Sarawak Esports Association
  • Labuan Esports Association
  • Persatuan Esports Negeri Sembilan

So don’t forget to tune into these broadcasting channels and they also stand a chance to win exciting ‘giveaways’ during the live broadcasts of the tournaments; however, the ‘giveaways’ may vary for each state respectively.

MEL23 is an inclusive esports competition platform for local grassroots talents that is organized by KBS in collaboration with Impact Integrated through Esports Integrated (ESI). The initiative of MEL23 is the result of the partnership between KBS, ESI, and 16 States and Federal Territories Esports Associations. Besides that, MEL23 this year is supported by Goodday (Official Beverage Partner), Rakita 107.9 (Media Partner), Rakan Muda (Collaborative Partner) and MPL Malaysia (Esports Partner for MEL23 MLBB).

About Impact Integrated

We are a strategic catalyst agency for and under the purview of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS). As an impact driven, non-profit company limited by guarantee (CLBG), Impact Integrated has three focus areas namely youth, esports, and media across several flagship brands; Impact Malaysia, Rakita 107.9, Esports Integrated, Spacerubix, Picksum and mySukan TV.

About ESI

Esports Integrated (ESI) is an initiative to catalyze a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive Esports ecosystem powered by Impact Integrated under the purview of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. At ESI, we aim to create structures and programmes to support the establishment of a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive ecosystem which enables growth, ensures protection and expands diversity. As an initiative, ESI cares about nurturing and encouraging the growth and expansion of the Esports ecosystem while at the same time ensuring that the ecosystem’s environment embraces healthy values and is inclusive.

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Facebook: ESI – Esports Integrated
Instagram: @esportsintegrated

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