Finally, the time has come for Malaysian gamers dream to come true. Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) and eSports Malaysia (eSM) have cooperated to establish the APU eSports Malaysia Academy. It is Malaysia's first e-sports academy and APU is the first educational institution to feature an e-sports course.
The APU eSports Academy is the place to go for students whose dreams are to be part of the competitive gaming scene. Whenever they need support, training and guidance in order to fulfill their dreams, APU eSport Academy is the right place to go to. Rinie Ramli, Secretary General of eSM stated that students will now have a chance to enroll in semester-long courses on the gaming field of their liking.
For students who have always wanted to be a professional gamer, APU eSports Academy have courses that will be guided by professionals on the basics in four popular e-sports titles, namely League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Fifa Online 3. There are also courses for people who wants to be part of e-Sports but do not want to compete like being a team manager, production team, shoutcasters, and many more. Besides that, the academy will also organize various tournaments, seminars, as well as industry talks by experts. The academy also aims to connect local competitive gaming professionals and organizations with international e-sports organizations.
Courses for games are said to commence by the first week of April are there are already professional gamers on board for the four games mentioned. As for the behind the scenes courses, the academy will have more information on it once they have experienced people to guide the students.
The establishment of APU eSports Malaysia Academy is a good start to bring up Malaysia's e-sports scene. Hopefully, the academy will bring our local e-sports athletes into the global map and making our country proud.