KUALA LUMPUR – The government plans to turn cyber games or E-Sports into a new industry that can generate revenue for the country in the future, at the Asian and international level.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this is in line with the development of the industry with the involvement of the younger generation who made it a source of income and to fit in with their new lifestyle.
“I was told that cyber games will feature at the Asian Games in Indonesia this year,. Perhaps this sport can go up until the Olympics.
“Embracing it as a new industry will promise a variety of opportunities, and not just entertainment and lifestyle. However, we must prepare our people to become the generators, the suppliers and active players in cyber games,” he said when speaking at the launch of Malaysia Cyber Games 2018 (MCG18) at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here, today. – BERNAMA