Sunsuria, a Malaysian based public-listed property developer has signed a partnership agreement to establish EXVRA, an esports hub in Sepang, Malaysia.
Sunsuria will work with EXVRA partners: Teh Mun Ben, Justin Chang, Fahmi Fairuz and Hazman Hassan to help boost the local esports ecosystem in Sepang.
Sunsuria and EXVRA partners to use the project to cultivate the local esports ecosystem by providing infrastructure in the form of educational centres which will be part of the esports hub. One of the key aspects of the educational hubs is to provide Malaysian youths with the training and resources required to seek a career in esports-related fields.
Steven Sim, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, who was officiating proceedings had this to say: “This merging of ESports and real estate is both unique and innovative and I believe that this combination is vital in building the future of ESports in our country. On behalf of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, I would like to urge all parties, from government agencies to private corporations to unite and work together in raising the bar for not just Esports, but also the empowerment of the youth to build a better Malaysia.”
This is not the first esports hub in Malaysia, back in September 2018 AirAsia announced in conjunction with the Minister of Youth and Sports announced a planned hub in Klang, Malaysia. Malaysia also played host to the Dota 2 Kuala Lumpur Major in November 2018.
Esports Insider says: We said in 2018 that it was too early to call the AirAsia esports hub a success until it was built, and the same applied here; that said, this news continues to show what we’ve already seen in 2018 that the Malaysia government is pushing hard for esports in the region.