Red Bull Coliseum by Red Bull Malaysia is Back For Season 2; More Games, Bigger Prizes
The eSports scene here in Malaysia is getting bigger and bigger by the day and fan reception has been all but enthusiastic. Now with major brands like Red Bull organising their own tournaments like Red Bull Coliseum and their content platform Red Bull eSports Zone, it’ll only get bigger.
Red Bull Malaysia announced today that season 2 of Red Bull Coliseum is officially underway with 5 games – 2 more than last season, the games include Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 17, FIFA Online 3 and Blizzard Entertainment’s insanely popular First-person Shooter, Overwatch.
The tournament will be open to 5 countries across the South East Asia region with over 5,500 players. Apart from Malaysia, SIngapore, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines will be vying for a taste of the tournaments lucrative prize pool. This season’s prize pool will be a cool RM100,000, twice the amount from last year.
We had a fantastic first season and we’re elated to be able to support and connect with the local eSports community…,
Stated Jate Samathivathanachai, Director of Strategy at Allexcel, Red Bull Malaysia’s brand representative.
…we also believe in synergy and will be looping in four blue-chip partners who’ll help us make Season 2 an unforgettable one.
Red Bull Coliseum’s first season debuted last year with three main games namely Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and FIFA 16 with a prize pool of RM50,00. The tournament was a huge success, attracting over 1,100 gamers, paving the way for Season 2 and beyond.
Red Bull Coliseum also initiated new partners this season which include MSI as their official laptop partner, Digi Telecommunications as their official streaming partner, Logitech as their official computer peripherals partner and AirAsia, their official partner for regional travel packages for selected tournament participants.
Due to encouraging interest and engagement from the Malaysian eSports community, Red Bull eSports Zone will continue to add more new and interesting gaming-related content which include gamer lifestyle articles, monthly webisodes that’ll feature both familiar and fresh faces as well as tournament highlights.
For more information check out Red Bull’s eSports page right here.
Pokdepinion: It’s good to see our local eSports scene getting this attention and promotion. Though I’m not particularly a fan myself, I can see the appeal in these sorts of competitive gaming tournaments as it brings the gaming community a lil bit closer together. The future of Malaysian eSports looks to be a bright one.