A five-member team comprising students and former students of Keningau Vocational College gave it all out at a recent tournament of PUBG in Keningau and their effort paid off. They beat 16 teams during the one-day event organized by a local association on 29 January 2021. As the champion of the esports tournament, they won cash prize of RM 700.00. This was their second major achievement in esports after finishing fifth at a national championship last December where they were rewarded with RM 2000.00 cash prize. They are currently mentoring the younger students at the school who will be competing in future tournaments.
The team that named themselves as “Kui Bulan” (a traditional cake) was formed by three current students and two former students of the college. They are Syafiq Deniel Bin Fandey, Muhammad Hazziyun Allef Bin Rusin, Jesselton Mark Medi , Mckalvin Moulvin and Ainstyne Leo. They have been actively involved in playing PUBG which is fully known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a globally popular online multiplayer battle royale game, for several years. Under the support of Mr. Khalifa Affnan, the head of the ICT unit, the team has been competing in tournaments since last year. According to Mr. Khalifa Affnan, the ICT unit is committed in spearheading the college’s venture into esports that is becoming more relevant in the current era where physical sports cannot be held due to the ongoing pandemic. This initiative received a strong approval from the director of the college, Mr. Johari @ Jaibet Bin Sabin, who highlighted the need to hone students’ talents in various fields including esports.