The Malaysian esports organization SEM9, sponsored by SEAGM, announced today their acquisition of esports team Berjaya Dragons. The acquisition will see SEM9 own all assets under Berjaya Esports Sdn Bhd. This includes their professional teams from Berjaya Corporation Berhad, the Malaysian diversified consumer group.
SEM9 Acquires Berjaya Dragons
“Berjaya Dragons” or “BJD” is a Malaysian esports organization, known for representing Malaysia in the prestigious Pacific Championship Series in League of Legends esports. Meanwhile, in 2021, Berjaya Dragons made a strong debut in mobile esports in the Icon Series of League of Legends Wild Rift esports. Consequently, in both esports, Berjaya Dragons have earned fans and a professional reputation with their talented players.
A Promising Future
Kevin Wong, Managing Director of SEM9, on the acquisition:
“We could not be more pleased having the seasoned talents from BJD join our talent pool. This assimilation will enable us to optimize the roster for our teams such as Wild Rift. Additionally, this acquisition enables SEM9 to step foot in the League of Legends professional esports. We have our sights set on making our debut in the Pacific Championship Series (PCS), being the sole Malaysian representative.”
Tommy Chieng, Chairman of SEM9 as well as CEO and Co-founder of SEAGM, is excited about this new development:
“I am thrilled with this acquisition of Berjaya Dragons. This enabled us to build an even stronger League of Legends: Wild Rift team as well as putting SEM9 and Malaysia on the global map in the League of Legends competitive scene.”
The consolidation of these commendable Wild Rift and League of Legends players under SEM9 is highly promising. Hence, SEAGM has confidence that SEM9 will be a true trailblazer for Malaysia and will elevate the local scene to a higher level. SEAGM has always seen potential in SEM9 and is proud to see the growth that it has shown over the course of its career.
About Berjaya Dragons
Berjaya Dragons is a Malaysian esports organization with teams competing in League of Legends and Wild Rift. Its League of Legends team competes in the Pacific Championship Series (PCS). PCS is the top-level league for the game in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia.
SEM9 is an esports organization, sponsored by SEAGM, with a growing presence with its professional mobile esports teams. Currently, they have a PUBG Mobile team, League of Legends: Wild Rift team, and also a Call of Duty: Mobile team.
In conclusion, as the proud sponsors, SEAGM is looking forward to SEM9’s new, revamped roster. Moreover, SEAGM has faith that SEM9 will be able to place itself on the global map after the acquisition.