Toyota in Malaysia enters eSports

By CARSIFU | 28 August 2018

PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) announced its involvement into the world of eSports gaming with the upcoming Toyota Velocity eSports Championship, which will be held at the Sunway Pyramid Blue Atrium from Sept 21 to 23.

This marks UMWT first foray into championship gaming and is the biggest national simulated racing event in Malaysia.

Those who are interested to become Malaysia’s quickest and fastest racing simulator driver are welcome to participate without paying any fees.

Entries are open for up to 400 participants who hold Malaysian citizenship or residency status.

The game? The exhilarating Gran Turismo Sport.
The racetrack? The legendary, Suzuka Japan GT.
The car? The speedy, Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept.
The Prize? A total of RM60,000 (Grand prize is RM20,000; 2nd place is RM10,000 and 3rd, RM5,000).

There will also be an exciting exhibition race participated by celebrities from Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival.

“At Toyota, we always have our youth in mind. The eSports is on a steep upward curve and has the potential to become one of the top five sports in the world. This rapidly-rising industry is a new and exciting experience especially for the younger generation and with that being said, we at Toyota would like to be at the forefront of this Championship Series,” said president of UMWT, Ravindran K.

More details on registration procedures, programmes and a lot more about the exciting event will be announced soon. Log onto to find out more.