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Malaysia to set aside $5 million to develop esports talents

To incentivise more youth to become professional esports players.
To incentivise more youth to become professional esports players.

Malaysia’s Finance Minister announced earlier today that the government will set aside US$5 million to develop esports talents within the country.

The statement was made during country’s Budget 2022 announcement.

Just recently, Malaysian Dota 2 player together with his team PSG.LGD walked away with $5.2 million in prize money after winning second place at the largest Dota 2 tournament, – The International 10.

The finance minister applauded him and his team’s performance, adding that plans to incentivize more players are in the works with the country’s new allocated esports budget.

Melissa Anne
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