On 17 and 18 July 2021, a Valorant gaming tournament called ‘Rise of Athena: All-Female Valorant Tournament 2021’ will be organised and hosted by this year’s batch of final-year Diploma students from IACT College. The first-person shooter tournament will be livestreamed on The New NRML Facebook page with the aim to encourage female participation in the competitive gaming scene and to promote a healthy spirit of competition among female gamers in Malaysia and Singapore.
The ‘Rise of Athena’ tournament will be open exclusively to female players from Malaysia and Singapore, with up to 16 teams competing for the prize pool of up to RM 3,000! The tournament is officially sponsored by Acer’s PREDATOR, gaming distributor OffGamers, healthy food distributor Love Earth, fashion brand HYPE, and gaming organisation KITAMEN. The tournament will progress through single elimination brackets to determine the winners.
Why Athena? Athena is known as the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war in Greek mythology, and is now used as the tournament’s official emblem to promote and represent the female demographic in the virtual competitive battlefield.
Team Registration slots are still open and available until the 4th of July, with a set registration fee of RM50 per team. Tournament rules, registration, and other details about the event can be found on The New NRML’s Facebook page.
The New NRML, established in June 2020, is a student-run event page which has since organised and hosted a number of virtual events live streamed to audiences via social media. Events hosted by The New NRML include live concerts, online workshops, and even a virtual auction. The New NRML has since strived to provide a complimentary, entertaining, and engaging experience for all.