Team Malaysia on a roll

Team Malaysia on a roll

Team Malaysia on a roll

Comments 📅16 April 2015, 22:40

Malaysian Dota 2 squad Team Malaysia may have lost their sponsor ship with EHOME, but that has not stopped them from becoming the strongest team in Southeast Asia.

Despite their failure to sign a deal with a major sponsor, Team Malaysia has managed to defeat all the top teams in the region, winning several major tournaments in their wake.

Since the end of March, the team, led by Mushi (Chai Yee Fung) has won the numerous competitions, including the Corsair Gaming Arena, and the Gigabye Esport Tournament SEA Cup.

They have also qualified for the Starladder 12 LAN Finals in Bucharest, Romania, where they will be competing for US$80,000 at the end of this month.

Team Malaysia is also one of four teams to have qualified for MPGL SEA 2015, which will be held on home soil in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.

The team, consisting of both veteran and relatively young players, have also punched their tickets to the much-hyped Redbull Battle Ground tournament in Santa Monica in May, which features a cool $75,000 prize pool.

A source close to the team’s management told UDMN Gaming Network that the team is currently applying for a visa to attend the event in the USA, and will be attending an interview sometime next week.

It is understood that the team is also reaching out to Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin for official recommendation and letters of support.

Despite their busy schedules, Team Malaysia looks set to qualify for two more major tournaments coming later this year, including ESL One Frankfurt (20-21 June) and i-League in Shanghai (May 19).

Both these tournaments, which feature a cash prize of more than US$250,000, are crucial for the team as they try to earn an automatic invite to this year’s biggest event, The International 5.


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Adrian "La_DottA" Lai has been involved in the Dota community since he became an administrator for Garena Malaysia in 2006. After two years, he ventured into the world of eSports journalism by becoming a rookie writer for now-defunct website Meet Your Makers. Following a year-long stint, he was invited to writer at various eSports news sites, most notable GosuGamers and joinDOTA. He currently works as a journalist for Malaysian national newspaper New Straits Times, where he writes political news on a daily basis. Follow him on Twitter @LaiAdrian and Facebook: