Friday , June 25 2021

Some Singaporean "haters" slam tech companies to invest in Malaysian eSports – Nation

PETALING JAYA: After a Singapore head of a technology company committed to investing RM10mil in Malaysian eSports in 2019, he agreed to "do nothing" for Singapore.

Razer CEO Tan Min Liang pointed out that he received a lot of messages that the gaming company had left Singapore behind, which prompted him to list his commitment to the island of the Republic.

"We are probably one of the biggest supporters of eSports in Singapore – only this year we sponsored Hyperplay, SEA Majors and PVP.

"We have supported Singapore's eSport athlete like Xian for years and always look forward to supporting more involved in Razer as Xian," he wrote on his Facebook post.

Tan called on his "haters" to celebrate the growth of eSports in the region, instead of being addictive.

Tan had responded to a tweet by sports and youth minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who urged industrial players to invest in Malaysia. The tweet was posted after the budget in 2019 was read in parliament.

While some people welcomed Razer's relocation to invest in Malaysia, there were those who were unhappy and "salty" about it.

"Singapore does not get anything in the eSports scene .. What's new?" asked Bao Xiang.

Ivan Chia commented, "MYR10M (RM10mil) but could not leave how much after entering diff ppl pockets." (Sic) "

Today's recent post which clarified what he had done for Singapore got over 1,000 likes, with many thanking him for his introduction. Some also advised him to keep calm over the event.

"Singaporeer is Salt Lord," wrote Muhd ​​Taufiqh.

Another person Gabriel Wu Shiguang commented, "Do not worry us Singaporeans – we like to hide ppl online. (Sic)"

Tan also noted that Razer has hundreds of employees in Singapore, some of whom were specifically employed for eSports.

"We will continue investing in eSports in Singapore and the rest of the world.

"My investment in Malaysian eSports is a good thing for the whole community. Singaporeers should be happy that the entire region will grow in eSports," he added.

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