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Game developer Garena announces first e-sports tournament, Major Series 2019

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 4, 2019   /   08:11 pm
Game developer Garena announces first e-sports tournament, Major Series 2019 Game on: Gamers competing to climb the ranks of the Major Series 2019 gaming tournament and Garena producers pose for a photograph at a press conference held at Plaza Senayan on Monday. (The Jakarta Post/Courtesy of Megapro Communications)

Singapore-based game developer Garena has announced its first e-sports tournament, dubbed Major Series 2019, in which gamers are challenged to play Garena’s latest game, Call of Duty Mobile.

The tournament is a response to huge interest from the country’s gamers, as seen in the 2,500 gamers who registered online to compete in Warfare, an online tournament for the game, on Oct. 26.

“The responses for this game have been consistently positive since the day it was first launched at Oct. 1,” game producer Edmundo Swidoyono told a press conference on Monday.

Online registration was open from Oct. 4 to 7, with further information available on codm.co.id/major. The top four teams of two phases of qualifiers will meet in the final round of the Rp 110-million tournament on Dec. 14.

E-sports as a rising industry has gained the support of big names in online gaming and the telecommunications industry. Like other athletes, e-sports athletes undergo physical training so that they can perform their best during tournaments.