By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo MWKA had the privilege of attending the recent KL Major held at Axiata Arena from 16 – 18 November 2018. Coined the largest international esports tournament in Malaysia, the KL Major was truly a spectacle to behold and proved to the world that Malaysia is capable of…

LEVEL UP KL is an annual conference organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (“MDEC”) that brings together local and international game developers, providing a platform for industry players to interact and learn from one another as well as raising the bar of game development in Southeast Asia. This year, the event was held from…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim & Bryan Boo Photo credit: Jamie McInall MWKA Esports Meta: The Inconsistencies in Esports – The Need for Governance (Part 1) It is undeniable that governance and a global regulation is vital to the long-term sustenance and continual growth of any sport. Such a system in place provides certainty and consistency…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo & Vincent Lim In the previous article, we introduced edoping and looked at a few examples of it. For ease of reference, edoping can essentially be summed up as the manipulation of programs or softwares to give a player an advantage over the opponent. It is without doubt…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo and Vincent Lim With esports tournaments having massive prize pools, it is no wonder that some players employ unsavory means to have a share of that money. One such method is edoping. Generally, the mere mention of the word “doping” in sports will invoke memories of drug cheats…

By Richard Wee, Lesley Lim, Bryan Boo & Vincent Lim               15 Nov 2017 Photo Credit: “League of Legends North American LCS” by Gabriel.gagne is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 The evolution of esports from its inception to a world-wide phenomenon is truly fascinating. What began as just a few friends playing…

The Sports Law Conference 2016 was held recently at the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (“KLRCA”) on 8 December 2016. MahWengKwai & Associates (“MWKA”) is proud to be associated with this annual event, not only as one of the sponsors, but also having our Partner and Head of the Sports Law Practice Group, Mr…