Monday, January 11, 2016

Every Time I Game

Hey everyone! First off let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year and this will be my first post for 2016!

I know usually I would post about how my 2015 was but I must admit that it was rather uneventful and I didn’t particularly enjoy getting sentimental looking back at the things I've done over the year. 

Also because in the year 2015 is the year I got a bit more into gaming!

This cycle continues almost every night.
Despite the hours I’ve poured into my new hobby, I never got good in any games. Perhaps the reality that I will never be a professional gamer is starting to hit me in the face.

Yes. I spend more hours playing computer games last year because 2015 was the year that gaming became quite the serious thing in Malaysia and I got a bit carried away by it!

On the 11 December 2015, Malaysia had its biggest online gaming competition ever, the Malaysian Cybergames 2015 at Stadium Negara.

Gaming is real now.
I’ve always been into gaming and this is the first time I see that we are finally getting more serious into developing our gaming talents and craft them into unstoppable virtual warriors bred only for competitions. Winners of DOTA2 competition held there will become the national pro gaming team called Taring who will be sent to compete in international competitions. While that sounds really awesome but I also almost shat bricks when I found out that the Malaysian Cybergames competition had RM300,000 in the winners’ prize pool! Seriously?!  Who says gaming cannot make money?

Cyber cafe on steroids.
This is the sort of thing that was unimaginable in just five years ago and look how far we have come into the gaming industry. It’s good to see that the government and media outlets now see how big and important gaming can be. I am pretty excited to see what is in store for our Malaysian gaming scene and what more to be seen in the coming years.

In the meantime, I should brush up further on my gaming.

One more round!

Oh. Its night time already.

Have a great week ahead!

P.S. In case you are wondering, do not worry as I have not let gaming get in the way of my comics. I'm still actively drawing comics and hopefully my third book will be released soon! The book is already done and is on its way into print! Fingers crossed!
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