Kuala Lumpur, 14 August 2020 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Rafiq Razali, the Chief Executive Officer of REV Media Group and Prof. Emeritus Datuk Ir. Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to seal a collaborative relationship between both parties in strengthening, encouraging and developing academic, cultural and research sectors based on mutual and equitable gains.
Witnessed by Dato’ Iskandar Mizal Mahmood, the Group Managing Director of Media Prima Berhad and Prof. Dr Azizan Abdullah, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of UiTM, this symbiotic collaboration between REV Media Group and UiTM will not only educate, nurture and provide exposure to academics and students into this industry, but also support the government’s gaming and esports initiatives.
“We are well aware of the potential that students of the higher learning institutions have and we believe the esports industry in Malaysia will be able to continue growing further especially with the support we received through Kejohanan E-sukan Kampus (Semester 3) which has just ended recently. With the overwhelming response received, we believe that this collaboration will also be successful. UiTM’s commitment in empowering esports inspired us to continue developing more programmes together to cultivate local esports talent.” said Rafiq Razali, the Chief Executive Officer of REV Media Group.
Prof. Emeritus Datuk Ir. Dr. Mohd Azraai Kassim, the Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) also said, “I hope that more esports programmes will be organized and expanded internationally. I also hope that this joint venture will be an eye opener for more parties to collaborate and be able to accept esports not only as a healthy sports but also as an opportunity to generate income in the nation’s esports sector.”
Through this memorandum of understanding, both parties agreed to encourage international collaboration in the academic field such as holding various programmes at UiTM, exchange of information on developments in research, technology and esports, student development and research institutions.
Apart from that, this MoU will also establish a collaboration to develop ‘esports hub labs’ at UiTM’s CMT Hub for electronic development among UiTM students as well as to organize the Kejohanan E-Sukan Kampus (KEK) program where MPD will serve as the main organizer while UiTM as a strategic partner for students and universities.
In line with the efforts of both parties in implementing esports, this memorandum of understanding will witness the collaboration between the two parties in organizing more esports programs or promoting the esports, gaming and media industry at UiTM.