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A tournament for the digital age

Held for the very first time under the patronage of Malaysia’s Prime Minister, YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad; Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is set to take Malaysia by storm with the aim to revolutionise the landscape of how tournaments are hosted and executed by taking a fully digital approach.

Organized by Futsal.Asia, the ‘Piala’ is set to travel across four key zones throughout Peninsular Malaysia – Pahang, Kedah, Selangor and Johor – with three main categories for participants to choose from; Under-12, Under-16, Men’s Open and Women’s Open to be included in the finals.

With more than RM200,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won, over 10,000 participants are expected to turn up throughout the two-month long tourney which is supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and MYE.G. Services Bhd (MYEG) as the esteemed title sponsor.

“Sporting events such as this are an excellent way to promote sports like futsal and at the same time shine a light on potential new talents. At MYEG we are happy to lend our support in encouraging sportsmanship that in turn will create potential young leaders who can contribute positively to society,” said Executive Director of MYE.G. Services Berhad, Y.H.M Dato’ Haji Raja Munir Shah Raja Mustapha.

The event will also be holding a series of activities and aligned championships leading up to a 2-day Grand Final Championship that will take place in Uptown Sports, Bangi on 30th August and 1st September 2019 in conjunction with Malaysia’s 62nd Independence Day.

“We believe it’s about time that sports such as futsal, freestyle football, panna, and e-sports to name a few, get the recognition they deserve. Despite being widely popular among the people, these categories are underrepresented in mainstream media. We hope that through this tournament, we can help boost awareness in Malaysia while bringing the people together for a two-month long footy fiesta,” said Executive Director of Futsal.Asia, Pravinn Nair.

In addition to the main Futsal tournament organized, Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 will also hold a MY E-Games Championship and Panna Challenges in each zone.

To further enhance the experience, the event is set to feature an entirely app-based registration process via Futsal.Asia’s “Tournamentor” mobile application, providing users and players alike with real-time updates of competition results and standings.

Each team will be assigned a QR code and each player will issue a RFID wristband with a complete with readable player profile, and to keep track of both attendance and movement in and out of pitches as well as to tap on readers to receive goodies.

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Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is brought to you by Futsal.Asia with Official Title Sponsor MYE.G. Services Berhad, and hurr.tv as the Official Media Partner. This event is supported by Ministry of Youth & Sports.

Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir is also officially co-sponsored by Ekovest Berhad, Berjaya Corporation Bhd, Conquest, aL-ikhsaN Sports, 100PLUS, Ice Mountain, and in collaboration with Malaysian Football Freestylers & Gamesbond with Picasso Media Sdn Bhd as our Partnered Media Agency. For more information on “Pesta Futsal Rakyat 2019 – Piala Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad 2019”, visit www.pestafutsalrakyat.com

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