KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is among six countries in Southeast Asia to contribute to more than 98 per cent of Esports fans in the region.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said the number of local Esports fans was expected to increase from 1.8 million in 2016 to 2.4 million by year end.
“This shows that the digital sports game industry is on a solid footing and will continue to be the rage among the youths in the country,” he said here today.
He said this at the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between Kitamen Entertainment Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and Malaysia Felda Youth Council (MBFM) to develop the Esports industry, in conjunction with the launch of the Kitamen Equity Crowdfunding Campaign.
He said the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of Southeast Asia’s Esports market was expected to be 36.1 per cent between 2015 and 2019, or up to 19.8 million fans. – BERNAMA