At the recent SEA Games 2019, history was made as esports was included as a medal sport for the first time ever. Six games were selected and eight countries participated. Malaysia’s Hearthstone player Dr. Yew Weng Kean brought home the country’s first esports gold medal.
The Malaysian esports teams didn’t achieve their target of bringing home two golds, two silvers, and two bronzes. However, it’s more important to celebrate what we won and keep working towards our future goals.
Esports at SEA Games 2019 will forever be remembered as a historical event for the entirety of the Southeast Asian esports community. It’s the first time an event of this scale and importance occurred not only in the region but in the entire world.
For a recap of all the winners at the SEA Games 2019 Esports event, read up our full roundup here.