Macau impresses in international eSports debut

Written by Ben Blaschke

Macau has made its professional debut at the eSports World Championships in Jakarta, producing a series of highly impressive performances along the way.

Organized by the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF), the event is the only international eSports competition in which participants compete for their nation and attracted a total of 340 players representing 32 countries.

Taking part for the first time, Macau boasted six representatives including Hearthstone player Kyle Wong and a five-member League of Legends team – Fernando Gabriel, Wai Chak Hou, Yau U Son, Leong Ka Kin and Kou Meng Chong. The Macau team was selected at a regional event in August organized by Grow uP eSports association.



Despite competing at international level for the very first time, the League of Legends team scored big wins over Sweden, Macedonia and Switzerland – failing to progress to the finals only due to losses against eSports giants China and Australia.

In Hearthstone, Wong enjoyed solo wins over both Switzerland and Australia.

Macau recently became a full member of the IeSF, voted in by 14 nations during the IeSF annual general meeting. Grow uP eSports says it will continue to actively develop the Macau eSports industry by organizing more events and providing international championship participation opportunities to support and strengthen local athletes.