Digi kicks off Raja Futsal, offering the nation’s largest grand prize of RM100,000 cash
Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“Digi”) and partners invite Malaysians aged 18 to 30 to participate in the Raja Futsal tournament launched today and get a chance to battle their way to winning RM100,000 cash, the nation’s largest grand prize offered for a futsal game to date.
Building on the buzz around the ongoing international football season, Digi’s Raja Futsal tournament will enable futsal fans to move from the couch to the court as they battle it out in nationwide state qualifying rounds between July and October, before culminating in a Grand Finals to be held in Klang Valley in November.
Over the course of these 4 months, 64 teams from each 13 states and Wilayah Persekutuan are expected to battle their way through state level qualifiers with the top four teams receiving cash prizes together with medals and merchandise. The top 2 teams from each state will head to the Grand Finals where the stakes will be raised significantly. The Grand Finals’ top four teams will receive cash prizes of RM100,000, RM20,000 and RM2,500 (2 teams for 3rd position) respectively along with medals and merchandise.
Loh Keh Jiat, Digi’s Chief Marketing Officer said, “As a digital service provider with the largest subscriber base in Malaysia, it is critical for Digi to continue to be connected and constantly be relevant to our customers. As we all know, sports is a unifying force that brings Malaysians together and what better way than to bring futsal, a popular sport amongst Malaysian youth and adults alike, for them to show their skills to the nation and walk away with amazing prizes.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all partners who are all committed in ensuring this inaugural Raja Futsal tournament is a success. This is a good example of how Digi partners with other industries to connect our customers to what matters most to them,” he added.
The Raja Futsal Grand Finals will take place with a carnival atmosphere with non-stop fun and on-ground activities for the public.
Recruitment for the tournament is now officially open through rajafutsalmy.com. Members of the public who are interested to find out more or register their teams in Digi’s Raja Futsal tournament should head to rajafutsalmy.com. The first 25 teams (in each state) to register will receive an early bird gift. Do note that all entries enrolment including payment for registration of RM100 per team can only be done through this website.
Quotes from Partners
Mr. Mike Xu, CEO
Vivo Technologies Sdn Bhd
“Partnering with Digi on this championship unite us with football fans and players, tied together through our shared passions. Together, we are both bringing people together by connecting people by joining the World’s Greatest Game, Raja Futsal.”
Dato Koh Yaw Hui, Chief Executive Officer
Great Eastern Life Assurance Berhad
“The Raja Futsal Tournament sponsorship is part of our customer engagement activities through Great Eastern Live Great Programme in conjunction with our 110th anniversary. The sponsorship allows us to offer an exclusive experience to our Live Great members and selected agents, thus deepening meaningful relationships with them. The sponsorship also provides us with a platform to reach out to younger generation to promote healthy living through sporting events and foster the spirit of camaraderie amongst them.”
Mr. Santharuban Thurai Sundaram, Vice President of Marketing
Etika Beverages Sdn Bhd
“Goodday Milk is Malaysia’s favourite milk brand built on a strong heritage of 50 years. We offer a variety of products under both the UHT and Pasteurised ranges and our strengths stem from a wide portfolio, centered on product innovation, one of which is Goodday Charge. A unique offering of both energy within the goodness of milk, Goodday Charge is the perfect companion to help drive the stamina and strength needed for a championship like RajaFutsalMY and this is what has lead Etika Sdn Bhd to join in. The MultiPROTM formulation incorporated in the Goodday Charge provides 10 beneficial nutrients including Protein, Calcium, Iodine, Niacin, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and D. Charge up now!”
Mr. Tim Tham, Head of Marketing
“PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands, known for designing, developing, footwear, apparel and accessories. Working with some of the best players and the biggest teams for over 70 years, PUMA has established an impressive connection with football fans around the world. Being a true advocate, PUMA has always looked at exciting ways to connect with the footballing community in Malaysia. Embarking on this journey with Digi, PUMA hopes to reach out, connect and celebrate the beautiful game with fans across the country.”
Mr. Nazri Noran, Network Content Manager
Astro Radio Sdn Bhd
“ERA is Malaysia’s most popular radio brand with 6.8 million weekly listeners and a 4.5 million weekly social media reach. Over the years, ERA has evolved and now connects with its community of fans across multiple platforms, namely radio, mobile, web, social media, on-ground events, as well as talent. ERA’s strength in creating engaging content that resonates with its fans makes it the ideal partner for Digi in amplifying the Raja Futsal campaign. Together with our other partners, we hope to bring to you the largest futsal tournament Malaysia has ever seen!”