The 2019 Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Velocity Esports Championship saw about 700 enthusiastic participants racing against each other in time-trial qualifying rounds at Cove Esports Hub in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor which took place on Aug 31, Sept 1, 14 and 15.
And the top three winners are Mohammad Afif Suhaimi (2nd runner up), Muhammad Uzair Abdul Nasir (1st runner up) and Mohd Shahril Nindar (Champion).
This year, the overall winners share a bigger prize pool of RM70,000: Champion - RM20,000; 1st Runner up – RM10,000; 2nd Runner up – RM5,000; 4th – 10th place – RM2,000 each; 11th – 20th place – RM1,000 each.
There was also a Lucky Draw that offered RM11, 000 worth of gaming products.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Velocity Esports Championship virtually complements the high-performance activities of Toyota, including the on-track racing of Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival which takes place four times a year at various locations across the country.
“In this digital age, it’s not surprising that Esports has become a fast-growing industry, not only in Malaysia but also globally. It offers the thrills and excitement familiar to the generation that has grown up in the digital age of videogames and racing simulators,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor, Ravindran K.