EVOS Esports has launched a sprawling new coaching facility in Malaysia, with goals of propelling its PUBG Cellular staff to a stage on par with essentially the most dominant squads within the Southeast Asia area.
EVOS Esports isn’t any stranger within the fast-growing cellular esports scene; its respective divisions received two world championships final yr, particularly the Cellular Legends: Bang Bang World Championship (M1) 2019 and Free Fireplace World Cup 2019.
“EVOS Esports is thrilled to increase our footprint within the Malaysia esports scene with the launch of our new coaching facility. It is going to undoubtedly help our skilled esports athletes to coach and carry out on the highest stage,” stated EVOS Esports co-founder and chief government officer Ivan Yeo.
That is new coaching facility will allow EVOS VIP, its all-Malaysian PUBG Cellular staff, to conduct their each day coaching periods – together with scrims (pleasant matches with different groups), concept periods and strategic conferences, in addition to a devoted streaming room.
The streaming room permits gamers to work together with followers and create partaking content material. – Pic courtesy of EVOS Esports
The devoted streaming room is provided with high-end PCs and peripherals sponsored by Armaggeddon, a gaming gear producer that’s supportive of the esports ecosystem in Malaysia.
The EVOS VIP squad, which was acquired in February this yr, at the moment consists of:
Captain: Afiq “Yakuza” Abdul Aziz
Fragger: Ahmad Danial Haiqal “Hyqul” Abdul Rahman
Rifler: Muhammad Danial “LUXXY98” Shahrom
Rifler: Muhammad “xSamZ ” Abdul Samad
Sniper: Wan Muhammad Irfan “RaZor” Wan Zakaria
Coach: Mohammad Azali “rascaL” Ismail
Staff Supervisor: Andrew “AurOra” Chen
Earlier than VIP was picked up by EVOS Esports, the staff had combined ends in nationwide and regional championships, together with a notable first place end on the PUBG Cellular Malaysia Nationwide Championship 2019.
This yr, EVOS VIP positioned 15th on the PMPL Spring Break up MYSG League earlier than having to accept 14th place on the subsequent PMPL Spring Break up MYSG Finals. Their less-than-stellar efficiency led to the entry of two new gamers: LUXXY98 and xSamZ.
From left: Hyqul, Yakuza, LUXXY98, RaZoR, xSamZ and Aurora.
“Final time, a few of us suffered from gradual web speeds and we could not talk properly as a few of us lived distant. Now, with a gaming home, there shall be fewer issues,” stated staff captain Yakuza throughout a current interview.
Yakuza added that the staff trains diligently daily from 8pm to 1am besides on Sundays. The scrimmages, he stated, can get very intense as they’d follow in opposition to the highest groups from Indonesia, the place many world-class squads like Bigetron are based mostly.
“In fact, we prepare with groups from each Indonesia and Malaysia in order that we are able to get agency grasp of the forms of metas (methods) being employed. That is how we create our personal strategies to defeat them,” stated Yakuza, including that his gamers are nonetheless working arduous to develop a powerful staff chemistry.
Staff supervisor Aurora echoed Yakuza’s sentiments, saying he hoped that the coaching facility would permit his gamers to make full use of their ongoing bootcamp to organize in time for the subsequent season of PMPL, which is coming quickly.
“Though we’re an invited staff, we won’t relaxation on our laurels as a result of quite a lot of the certified groups look actually robust, constant and aggressive. The extent of competitors is just not the identical because it was two years in the past,” LUXXY98 chimed in.
EVOS Esports say they consider top-tier groups have a greater probability at getting the very best expertise expertise by establishing a coaching facility, which they are saying is a differentiating issue over the opposite groups. This is hoping that the sources and arduous work they put in can pay dividends in the long term.