Ah, yet another high-profile breakup. Then again, breakups are usually for the better - and this one is likely the same as both parties have broken up on good terms.
The Malaysian division of MET, also known as Mineski Events Team, has become a strong, independent adult and parted ways from its parent company, Mineski Global. The newly independent corporate entity has been re-branded as IO Esports - whether it is related to Dota's iconic fishball is unknown.
"The decision to spin-off from Mineski is due to our differences in strategic planning and the direction of the company.”
- Kenchi Yap, CEO of IO Esports
Organising esports events will continue to be the main dish at IO Esports, but those with Mineski Infinity Cybercafe memberships shouldn't fret, as IO Esports will still be handling the cybercafe chain under a separate franchise agreement.
Under its previous entity, the IO Esports team has delivered many of the largest regional and international esports events that you know and love - most recently the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M1 tournament, which brought together 4,000 fans to watch their favourite teams from all over the world vying for the prestigious title at Axiata Arena. The broadcast on YouTube Gaming alone garnered an astounding viewership of 650,000.
IO Esports will soon reveal their expansion road map; in the meantime, you can be sure that they will continue to be the gold standard of event production teams, serving up top-notch production, broadcast, content and marketing services alongside world-class tournament operations under the IO Esports banner.