August 16, 2022
The Commonwealth Esports Championships in Birmingham, England marks one of the prestigious esports championships for Commonwealth countries, of which Malaysia is a part. Malaysia showed dominance in the competition by winning three gold medals in the games they competed in.
Nor Haikal Noh, who plays for the Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim’s (JDT) esports division, clinched gold at the eFootball event after beating Scotland 2-0 in the Finals.
The first gold medal was won by the women's Dota 2 team Grills Gaming, who dominated the competition without losing a single match. Grills Gaming defeated Singapore with a score of 2-0 in the Semi-Finals before defeating England with a score of 2-0 in the Finals.
The female team consists of Stephanie “Auroraa” Lim, Nadrah “Nada” Saufi, Wong “HG” Wei Sian, Bette “iStarx” Chia dan Tan “Shizuma” Lyn Xhin.
For the Dota 2 Open category, Malaysia again managed to defeat the host nation in the Finals with a score of 2-1, subsequently winning the third gold medal for the Malaysian contingent.
The Malaysian Dota 2 open team is represented by William "MangO" Yeoh, Denise "WOnder'boy" Danial Abdullah, Chung "Ws" Wei Shen, Ahmad "ayhad" Ahyad Husam, Pang "ponyo" Sze Xuan and Yong "LOyd" Bing Jie.
The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Esports Championship was held in conjunction with the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham. However, this esports tournament is not part of the official event for the Commonwealth Games.