| Danial Norjidi |
AN ESPORTS team from Brunei Darussalam emerged as the champions of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile EEL Tournament in Miri, Sarawak on June 22-23, winning RM1,000.
The winning team, ‘Too Soon Esports’ (TS), was established in February 2019 and consists of 12 players, four of whom joined the tournament. They are Mohd Firdausi Asyura bin Haji Muntil, 26; Khairul Musawwir bin Haji Muhammad Daud, 27; Mohd Azrul Amri bin Roslan, 23; and Muhammad Amir Mukriz bin Haji Mokkim, 19; with substitute Nur Khalifah binti Haji Md Jaya, aged 22.
Fifty teams took part in the competition, including nine teams from Brunei. For the TS team, it marked their first time competing in an offline tournament.
TS team captain Mohd Azrul Amri said, “Alhamdulillah, I’m very grateful and blessed to win this tourney with my fellow squadmates. Their teamwork and winning spirit inspired me to enter this tourney so that we can broaden our e-gaming skills to international level.”
“As captain, I would like to express my gratitude to our main sponsor, team manager, squadmates and families in supporting and believing in us a team to represent Brunei in the Miri PUBG Tournament.
“This win has been a great exposure for us to participate in the next upcoming tourneys.”
Speaking to the Weekend Bulletin on the level of competition at the tournament, TS team member Mohd Firdausi highlighted that the opposing teams played well and had very good aim. On how they prepared for the competition, he said, “We trained every day before the tournament and also joined a lot of local custom rooms to practise our strategy. In each match, we tried to keep our play like we did before the tournament but sometimes we failed and that took us down. But once we got into the finals, we learnt from our mistakes in the group stage and in the finals we gave our best.”
“Teamwork is very important to us because it led us to get the champion title. We played together for a long time so our chemistry is strong and we trust each other and know each of our teammates’ gameplay and roles,” he added.
TS’ participation at the event was sponsored by Game on Business Management and Services.
Speaking on TS’ achievement, Game On co-founder Amar Agus Din congratulated the team and said, “Hopefully with this win, they will be able to practice, push more and win more upcoming tournaments, whether it be the local scene or international scene.”