Yoodo has become the first Malaysian telco to form a partnership with The Pokémon Company. The partnership is also introducing the Pokémon UNITE Malaysia Open 2022 – the first ever in the country, and with a prize pool of USD20,000 up for grabs.
As of April 2022, Pokémon UNITE boasted more than 70 million downloads worldwide across all platforms the game is available on. The partnership and upcoming tournament organised jointly with Yoodo marks the first time that the hugely popular game is officially entering the Malaysian market.
Chow Tuck Mun, Head of Yoodo said, “We are of course thrilled to be partnering with the globally renowned – The Pokémon Company. Most of us grew up with Pikachu and Charmander, and for Yoodo to be the first Malaysian telco associated with such a nostalgic worldwide phenomenon is ground-breaking for us. We hope that the upcoming tournament will provide a platform for more Malaysian esports players to shine, furthering our dedication to supporting talents from the grassroots.”
In addition to the launch of the tournament, Yoodo also revealed that it will be introducing the Pokémon UNITE data Add-On, slated for launch in August 2022. The new addition joins Yoodo’s library of other gaming Add-On’s available for its Yoodo users, which allow them to game all day and all night with a 20GB boost of data whenever needed.
Registration for the Pokémon UNITE Malaysia Open 2022 will begin on the 27th July until 30 August, with the Grand Finals scheduled for the 10th September.
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