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The first Global Internet Café Innovation Summit, Wanyoo announced “Overseas Business Partner Alliance Program”

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Ms. Adele Chen, the head of the Overseas Business of Wanyoo

Shanghai, Dec. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  1 Ms. Adele Chen, the head of the Overseas Business of WanyooThe first Global Internet Café Innovation Summit, Wanyoo announced “Overseas Business Partner Alliance Program”
On Nov.20, the very first “Global Internet Café Innovation Summit” was conducted in Shanghai Himalayan Art Center. As the host of this summit, Wanyoo has announced the “Overseas Business Partner Alliance Program”, shared the experiences and methods which were accumulated over the past few years to the industry insiders, how to pursue the expansion and growth of overseas business together to achieve the mutual benefits。

The <2019 Global and China Internet Café Industry White Paper> was also published in this summit, which states the eSport game will accelerate the Internet Café converting to eSport studio and diverse the profit model soon. The founder and chairman of “Play for Dreams” Corporation, Mr. Huang Feng, also believes that the Internet Café has been embedded into the eSport industry chains deeply, including the theme activities, game event sponsor, team spokesperson, game relevant products development or cooperation with movie and TV episodes series. Internet café has been merged into eSport game joint development and is uptrending as the mainstream of the industry, in the meantime, the globalization of eSports is expediting as well. Given eSports becoming a hot topic in the world, the development of Internet Café, which is closely related to eSports industry, is also gradually improving in overseas markets.

Wanyoo began to explore the overseas market in 2014, opening its first overseas store in Sydney, Australia. Up to now, Wanyoo, with opening more than 800 stores worldwide, covering 83 cities in the world, include Sydney, Vancouver, New York, Singapore, Melbourne and London etc., the number of global members exceeding 16 million, is considered as the pioneer and leading player of China’s Internet Cafe industry.

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4AM,OMG,17,CL in Wanyoo London studio during the FGS global summit

Although the first Internet café was founded in the UK in 1994, the Chinese Internet café business model is actually leading the evolution of the global Internet Cafe industry. In comparison, Internet café model abroad seems to be simple and plain, both hardware and software fell behind, and lack of branding and standardization in management and operation, which cannot meet the complex needs of game players, social networking and eSport game.
Explore the way of evolving overseas market, three pillars of Wanyoo empower the studios abroad.

According to Ms. Adele Chen, the head of the Overseas Business of Wanyoo, Wanyoo took each exploration step of overseas very discretionally in the first three to four years. After 5 years’ exploration and operation, we have accumulated rich experiences and methodologies, therefore we have more clear goal and actions how to expand our footprints globally. The expansion of overseas market started to expedite from late 2017. In 2020, we will focus on Southeast Asia and our neighborhood Japan and South Keara, in the meanwhile, replicate the success of UK to West Europe.

Ms. Adele Chen also indicated “The three pillars of Wanyoo”, which enables our partners to achieve the accomplishment: First, Wanyoo creates the gaming interactive social network scene mode, by providing an independent space for several friends or the eSport team, making higher quality experience for the players. Secondly, the matured proven operating capacity, including the comfort environment and excellent service.

The global universal membership management system provides more convenience to the customers, cross-boundary linkage with gaming, eSports, movies and TV episode series to form Wanyoo pan-entertainment ecology, enhance Wanyoo brand awareness by cooperating with the local university eSports association. Thirdly, Wanyoo has started to establish the lifecycle development system, from location scouting, designing the store, routine operating, professional training, customer management as well as capital investment etc. providing the entire service from branding to operating and supporting, to make sure the partners achieving the profit target.

For example, the first Wanyoo eSport studio in London was opened at the end of Jan 2019, at the initial phase, the shareholder Mr. John Chen was quite unsure about the outcome of running an eSports studio in UK. Nevertheless, after 10 months, the revenue turned to be over 1.5 million US$, the members surpassed 13000. This fabulous attainment surprised John , and makes him to expand the business with no hesitation at all, John has signed up franchising agreement of another 9 new studios across England only. For now, our studio in London has been filled with the customers almost every single day, there are often long queues waited to be seated during the weekend as well. Not only being recognized by the local people, but also become one of the well-known online celebrity venues in London. The incredible success in London leads the collaboration from single studio upgrading to the national distributor model, there will be at least 10 new studios to be opened in England next year and a few new cities to be signed-up in Scotland and Wales, said by Ms. Adele.

Based on the overseas exploring practice of Wanyoo, besides empowering the overseas studios, Wanyoo also offers the training campus to support the Chinese eSports team. For instance, during Ti8, the Chinese Dota team was taken training in Wanyoo Vancouver studio; London studio was the official training base for 4AM,OMG,17,CL during the FGS global summit. On the other hand, Wanyoo is aiming to connect among the global game players and establishes a global eSports game platform without time and space limitation. Till October 2019, Wanyoo’s own game campaign program- Wanyoo Champion Arena, has successfully been held for 9 times. This June “Wanyoo Champion Arena LOL Global City Game ” attracted over ten thousand players around the world, the players from New York, London, Sydney etc., gathered in Shanghai, China, competed for the world championship, S8 world champion IG team came to field to cheer up the players too.

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MAM remains as national body for 4-wheel motorsports

KUALA LUMPUR, The Motorsports Association of Malaysia (MAM) has been granted an extension of 12 months to remain as the national four-wheel motorsport body by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

MAM in a statement noted that the FIA General Assembly in Paris today voted to approve the extension to MAM, who took over the rights from Automobile Association of Malaysia (AAM).

The extension would allow MAM to continue to sanction national and international events in Malaysia, and at the same time to issue licences for four-wheel motorsports as well as promote safe motorsport practices.

The AAM, however, remains an FIA affiliate and would continue to promote mobility.

“MAM would like to thank the FIA for its trust and support for the MAM and will be looking forward to progressing with motorsports programme expediently,” said MAM.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Jason and Nurul Hidayah get gold in mixed pairs poomsae

MANILA, Despite teaming up less than six months ago, Taekwondo exponents Jason Loo Jun Wei and Nurul Hidayah Abdul Karim emerged winners of the poomsae mixed pairs event at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium here today.

The duo demonstrated their agile techniques with full of charisma to earn the gold with 8.283 points, overcoming host team challengers Dustin Jacob Mella/Rinna Babanto, who were close behind with 8.233 points.

It was the first SEA Games appearance for Jason, 18, and second for Nurul Hidayah, 21, who participated in the women’s team poomsae event in the last edition.

Today, we tried to do our best, although it’s the first time we are taking part in the Games together. We were able to do this because we focused a lot on improving our timing and synchronisation, said Nurul Hidayah, who has partnered Jason since June.

Thailand’s Pattarapong Sengmueang/Phenkanya Phaisankiattikun (8.099) won silver while Indonesia’s I Kadek Dwipayana/Defia Rosmaniar (7.866) settled for bronze.

On the first day of the taekwondo competition, Malaysia also won two bronzes through the men’s individual and team poomsae events.

The men’s individual silver medallist at the Asian Open Championship in Vietnam, Augustine Rudy Grocer, finished with the joint-bronze medal with Myanmar’s Sun Shine as both athletes scored 7.849 points.

Gold went to the Philippines’ Rodolfo Reyes Jr. with 8,349 points while Thai athlete Pattarapong Sengmueang got the silver (8.199 points).

Jason and Augustine then teamed up with Yong Jin Kun to bring home the bronze medal in the men’s team poomsae event with 7.983 points, while the Philippines (8.483) and Vietnam (8.416) won the gold and silver respectively.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Prem Kumar gains revenge in Manila

MANILA, S. Prem Kumar gave the Malaysian karate squad their first gold at the 30th SEA Games here when he beat Norman Marz Montalvo of the Philippines in the men’s below 55kg kumite final today.

Prem Kumar was neither rattled by his opponent nor the vociferous crowd at the World Trade Centre as he punched and kicked his way to a 6-1 win.

His golden effort made amends for his defeat by another Filipino exponent, John Paul Bejar, in the final at the last SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur two years ago.

“I went in with the aim of winning and was not nervous at all. I’ve redeemed my loss at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

I have long prepared myself physically and mentally to challenge the Filipinos, even in their own den, he told reporters here.

Malaysia also won a silver through Ooi San Hong in the men’s individual kata on the opening day.

San Hong, who is making his debut at the Games, scored 25 points to lose by just 0.26 point to Ahmad Zigi Zaresta Yuda of Indonesia.

“It’s sad but at least I did not lose by a wide margin.

My opponent was more aggressive and appeared stronger. I have to work harder to face more challenges in the future, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Gold drought continues to haunt Sim

NEW CLARK CITY (Philippines), National elite swimmer Welson Sim Wee Sheng failed to retain the men’s 200 metres freestyle title at the 30th SEA Games today, admitting that he had caved in to pressure.

Sim finished second in his pet event with a time of 1 minute 48.52 seconds at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

The time was a far cry from his national record of 1:47.36 seconds he set two years ago in winning gold, and which remains as the SEA Games record.

Singapore’s Darren Chua Yi Shou won the event by clocking 1 minute 48.26 seconds, while Hoang Quy Phuoc of Vietnam settled for bronze in 1:48.59 seconds.

“I was just too stressed, and I knew I had a great chance to win, but so much noise (of spectators) and (high) expectations on me as well.

“I kept pushing myself too much (during the race), and eventually I lost,” he added.

Sim had also failed to retain the gold medal in the men’s 400 metres freestyle after losing to Vietnamese teenage sensation Nguyen Huy Hoang on the opening day of competition on Dec 4.

Besides the two silvers, Sim also won the bronze in 4×200 metres freestyle relay on Dec 4.

Two other national swimmers also had a dry day today.

Daniel Lim finished fifth in the men’s 200 metres breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes 16.62 seconds.

Ketin Nuttapong of Thailand rewrote his own SEA Games record en route to winning the gold with a time of 2 minute 12.57 seconds, while Pham Thanh Bao of Vietnam and Singapore’s Maximillian Wei Ang bagged the silver and bronze after clocking 2:12.84 seconds and 2:13.96 seconds respectively.

Nuttapong set the SEA Games record of 2 minutes 12.99 seconds in the 2011 edition in Indonesia.

Another national swimmer, Goh Chia Tong, finished last among eight swimmers in the women’s 400 metres freestyle with a time of 4 minutes 31.92 seconds.

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien of Vietnam took the gold on 4:13.20 seconds, followed by Singapore’s Gan Ching Hwee and Natthanan Junkrajang of Thailand in second and third places on 4:14.56 seconds and 4:17.59 seconds respectively.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

MGF cries foul over judging, to file protest to world body

MANILA, Dec 7 The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) will file an official protest to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) on alleged biased judging and unfair treatment of its athletes at the 30th SEA Games here.

MGF president Rachel Lau was fuming over the judging in the rhythmic discipline qualifications yesterday and finals today, saying Malaysia had been denied two gold medals because of questionable scores.

It is a very serious case at this point; we have seen a lot of unfairness, inequality and the way they are judging is nonsensical. Amy (Kwan Dict Weng) is Commonwealth Games gold medallist; she was targeted.

Understandably, we qualified in first place pretty much in all events yesterday; today we lost two golds, which does not make any sense. Traditionally, we are the powerhouse of rhythmic gymnastics at the SEA Games, and I think because of that we are facing a lot of issues, people coming for us.

I want to fight a fair fight, want it to be fair playAt this point, I think we have not had fairness and equality. A lot of cheating happened, she told reporters at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum her today.

In women’s hoops apparatus, Malaysia claimed they were unfairly denied the gold when Izzah Amzan was given 16.500 points and Amy, 15.900 points, for silver and bronze respectively, while Daniela Reggie Dela Pisa of the Philippines took the gold with 17.750 points.

In another controversial decision, Izzah was initially placed second based on the level of difficulty although she collected identical 15.200 points with compatriot Koi Sie Yan, who was adjudged first in the ribbon event.

However, after a protest by Malaysian officials and more than an hour of delay in medal presentation, the organisers agreed to award joint gold medals to Izzah and Sie Yan, while Thailand’s Nat Kulsanawong took the bronze with 14.050 points.

Rachel said she was delighted with the gymnastic squad’s performance as they won nine gold medals — five in artistic and four in rhythmic — exceeding the target of six golds promised to the National Sports Council.

Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman praised the gymnasts for the outstanding performance despite facing many challenges.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Teqball player Al Barilan Shahul Hameed advances to second round of World Champonships

KUALA LUMPUR, National teqball player Al Barilan Shahul Hameed has showcased some outstanding performances as he advances to the second round of the 2019 World Teqball Championship singles event in Hungary.

Al Barilan won all the Group H games, namely against Brazil’s Natalia Guitler (20-16), Gregory Engelbrecht of Aruba (20-8), Canadian Mohammad Heydarpour (20-17) and David Mennie of Scotland (20-5), which allowed him to advance to the next round.

The 21-year-old will face Fetih Larit from Algeria this afternoon at Hangexpo, Budapest.

Teqball is a sport that resembles table tennis. It is played on a curved table and with a ball similar to a football, hit by any part of the body except the hands.

Malaysia Teqball Association president K J Siva, when contacted by Bernama, said the experience of national players in sepak takraw, gave them an advantage over their opponents.

“Also Ash (Al Barilan) is an exceptional player who is very calm and confident and he played very well to defeat some tough opponents such as Brazil and Canada.

“Ash has experience in Pro football both in the UK and Malaysia. It really helps him to adapt to the game faster and having our MTA coach and management team to sharpen his teqball skills,” he added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)