Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (April 11th 2016) – Orange Esports and Malaysia Cyber Games came together to co-sponsor the Malaysia National DotA2 Representative Team – Orange Taring with RM175k funding. The successful Malaysia Cyber Games 2015 at Stadium Negara with the event graced by Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Razak, will come in as Team Principal with RM100k sponsorship. On the other hand, Orange Esports will be the Team Manager and folk out the remaining RM75k. The combined RM175k funding for a Malaysian Electronic Sports team is the largest sponsorship from any Malaysia organization to date. The five (5) months sponsorship contract will starts from 1st April 2016 with an option for four (4) months extension till 31 Dec 2016.
The team also welcomes DotA 2 expert En. Firdaus Hashim from E-Sukan to be the Team Advisor.
The Orange Taring DotA 2 team roster comprises of both experienced and talented DotA2 players from Malaysia with the legendary DotA player ‘YamateH’ as the Team Captain:-
1. Ng ‘YamateH’ Wei Poong, 26 years old (Captain) (from Johor Bahru)
2. Chua ‘Ice’ Chee Cai, 27 years old (from Johor Bahru)
3. Sim ‘Ling’ Woi Cheong, 25 years old (from Kuala Lumpur)
4. Law ‘NJ’ Chee Hoong, 26 years old (from Kuala Lumpur)
5. Byron Young ‘Syeonix’ Meng Keen, 18 years old (from Kuala Lumpur)
6. Roger Tan ‘Roddgee’ Boon Thye, 22 years old (from Kuala Lumpur)
Orange Taring team will be based at the dedicated training house set up in Johor Bahru. The common living and well equipped training space will allow the team members to build camaraderie and teamwork to compete successfully in online and LAN tournaments.
Our short term goal is to achieve and be recognized as Top 3 DotA 2 teams in South East Asia and Oceania region. We look forward to qualify and represent Malaysia in major international LAN tournament like The International, ESL One and DotA 2 Majors in 2016.
We trust our initiative and dedications will inspire more talented Malaysia players to compete at the world stage with more Malaysian corporate supports.