After a robust 2016 inaugural season, Red Bull Malaysia Esports, comprising of tournament platform Red Bull Coliseum (RBC) and content platform Red Bull Esports Zone (RBEZ), returns in 2017 with a bigger and better lineup for Season 2. RBC Season 1 debuted three dominant game titles and an aggregate prize pool of RM50,000. In addition to attracting over 1,100 players to the RBC tournament, RBEZ also saw high interest and engagement from the Malaysian e-Sports community.
Jatre Samathivathanachai, Director of Strategy at Allexcel, RBM’s brand representative said, “We had fantastic first season and were elated to be able to support and connect with the local e-Sports community. Furthermore, we were pleased to share how Red Bull, with its special formulation to increase mental alertness and endurance, can help gamers up their game.”
“Here at Red Bull Malaysia, we believe in continuous improvement so in a nutshell here’s what RBC Season 2 will look like. We have 4 games, 5 countries, over 5,500 players and a RM100,000 prize pool. We also believe in synergy and will be looping in four blue-chip partners who’ll help us make Season 2 an unforgettable one,” added Jate.
RBC Season 2 will retain all the games from Season 1 which includes DotA2, CS:GO while also adding two new games to the mix which are FIFA Online 3 and Overwatch. Growing with the community in multiple ways, RBM has also launched its partnership initiative with the following Season 2 partners, each of them a leader in their respective fields.
Micro Star International (MSI) as their official notebook partner, Digi Telecommunications as their official streaming partner, Logitech as their official gaming gear partner and Air Asia for regional travel packages for selected tournament participants.