The ministry has also roped in professional e-sports teams and players to develop guidelines for the industry.
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Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Senator Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker today said that the ministry is crafting guidelines to regulate electronic sports (e-sports) which is expected to be launched this year.
Ti said that the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) is working together with other ministries and agencies, including professional e-sports teams and players.
“The effort to come up with these guidelines is a start to the formulation of regulations specifically for a more sustainable electronic sports industry administrative and regulatory system.
“Through the guidelines, KBS aims to produce e-sports players who are more responsible and more ethical as well as create a strengthening of good governance regulations for all levels of the industry,” he was quoted by Bernama.
The MCA vice-president said this during today’s question-and-answer session in the Dewan Negara, in response to questions from Senator Datuk Arman Azha Abu Hanifah.
Arman had asked about the steps the ministry was taking to regulate e-sports which is gaining ground among youths in the country.
In a related matter, Ti said that the ministry is also working together with Malaysian Electronic Sports Federation to upgrade e-sports studios across the country for the studios to be able to organise e-sports tournaments in the future.
“Indirectly, these studios will be able to provide employment to youths who are interested in e-sports,” said Ti.