Put Your Online Gaming Skills To The Test At BITEX
By Azaraimy HH
Bandar Seri Begawan - Members of the public, especially those who are interested in MMORPGs (Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), are in for a treat as the first ever local online game competition is set to kick off today at The Mall in Gadong.
`e-Games’, a popular MMORPG developer from Malaysia, is in the country to co-host the competition, during the BITEX Week from August 11 to 13. The game that will be featured will be “O2Jam” from e-Games. The competition is being co-hosted by TelBru and Bru-Haas.
The public will also have a chance to walk home with free CDs containing MMORPG games when they visit the booth at The Mall.
The popularity of online games, especially MMORPGs, is growing. A personnel from Bru-Haas said that one of their game titles, “Water Margin Online”, has over 300,000 subscribers in Malaysia alone.
People were rushing to register for the competition yesterday for a chance to be crowned the champion of online games in Brunei. The competition starts today and the finals will be held this Sunday.
The BITEX Week will be officially launched today at The Mall, where the ICDL-ICT Trade Exhibition and Trade Fair will also be featured.
ICDL stands for `International Computer Driving Licence’, an internationally recognised qualification, which certifies and enables people to show their skills and competency in using computers.
Following today’s opening ceremony, there will be a signing ceremony between BITEX Sdn Bhd and a newly appointed ICDL Accredited Testing Centre. There are currently II ICDL accredited test centres in the capital and 19 accredited test centres in the country.
There will also be a signing ceremony between BITEX Sdn Bhd and LeadingEdge Technologies as well as the launching of the LeadingEdge Technopreneurship Programme.
BITEX Week is expected to attract large crowds interested in getting their hands on latest technological products at bargain prices. – Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin