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Esports City launches in Malaysia; is one of the largest esports facilities in Southeast Asia.

Esports City costs a whopping $1 million to set up.
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Esports Business Network (EBN), a Malaysian company most notable for hosting large scale gaming events/tournaments, has launched Esports City, one of the largest gaming venues in Southeast Asia.

Esports City is a brand new 65,000-square-feet esports facility located at the heart of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, and aims to be the go-to destination for esports-related events.

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Cafe at Esports City.

Costing close to a whopping $1 million to build up, Esports City is equipped with the latest technology and support system to host world-class esports tournaments, events, and conventions. 

These facilities include a standalone casting area, Streaming rooms, Green-screen studios, a 1,000 seat “gaming” stadium, two event halls, a function hall, recording studios, and a food and beverage area called “mana bar”.

There is even an esports cafe with high-performance PCs, gaming consoles, and racing simulators available for the public.

Green screen studio at Esports City
Green screen studio at Esports City.

While the place remains closed due to the pandemic, EBN looks to begin hosting some major tournaments at Esports City starting 2021.

The company has partnered with various game publishers, local esports committees, and even giant game developer, RIOT Games, to support their initiative in making Malaysia the esports hub for the region.

“Our company’s mission is to continue to open doors for brands to enter the world of esports and gaming and to develop a future-proof ecosystem for the community. Having been part of the fast-growing esports industry for close to two decades, we believe it is opportune to expand our offering and introduce a fresh concept to the market for both brands and communities. The launch of the EBN Esports City marks the first phase of our exciting plans,” said EBN Group Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gaffor.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.