As an annual hub for competitive E-sports tournament in Brunei, Brunei e-Sports Tournament (BEST) has grown to not only include mobile and console gaming but also table-top gaming as part of the event in 2019. This year, there were more games available for the gamers and member of the public to try and play.
“The difference this year is that we included tabletop gaming – to our surprise there is a bigger community than what we were expecting – it is good to see a new breed of people coming to our event and collaborating with us to make it a bigger event,” said Amar Agus Din, founder of Game On Business Management and Services on the difference this year.
This year there are nine tournaments being played during the event going across Computer, Consoles and Table-top games, which includes titles such as Fortnite, FIFA 20, Tekken 7, Gran Turismo, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Warcry Painting Competition and Warcry Tournament. With over 600 players joining the tournament, it is the biggest e-sport tournament in Brunei yet!
The Fortnite tournament was won by Md Danish Izz Syahmi. In an exciting final, The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tournament ended with Team Elekbeibun beating Team Noobs. In the ever-popular Super Smash Bros tournament, the champion is Ohno, who won himself a Nintendo Switch Lite.
In the Tekken 7, Md Hafiy Mirza came out as champion while for FIFA 20 tournament, Sheikh Waie won defeating last year’s champion Adib Sazali. In the table-top competitions, the Warcry painting completion was won by Md Yazin Hj Yahya while the Warcry tournament was won by Md Riduan Dr Haji Abd Hamit.
Another unique factor of this year’s event, there were more nationalities joining the tournament – where people from Malaysia and Japan came to compete in the tournament.
In regards to their future plans, Amar added that as always they are planning to make it even bigger than ever before and without the support of the gaming community and the public where there were more than 2000 people came to the event, they wouldn’t be able to make BEST running for the third year.
So be sure to stay tuned for the upcoming BEST 2020 next year and test your gaming skills against other competitors during the tournaments and hopefully the e-sports scene in Brunei will grow locally and internationally.