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U Mobile MLCC Season 3 Crowns Northern And East Coast Champions, Kicks-Off UUA Awards Program And Masterclass Workshops

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U Mobile’s Mobile Legends Campus Championship Season 3 (UMMLCC S3) has recently completed the West Malaysia states tournament following a strong start in Central which received a rousing return this year. The tournament had more than 130 teams from Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan waiting excitedly for the finals to reach their respective states. This year there were double excitement for the players, as the event was not just about the tournament but additional activities for the universities, fans and supporters as well.

For the tournament, which was streamed live via U Mobile MLCC Facebook page, followers were ever supportive in cheering for their teams as the students fought till the end to make their university proud. Beginning with Perak, after a hard-fought battle, U Mobile finally crowned NO REGRETS from Politeknik Ungku Omar as Champion and Universiti Teknologi Petronas’s UTP GRIFFIN ALPHA in second place.

Penang as always never fails to live up to its reputation, as mighty PROXY ALLIANCE of Universiti Sains Malaysia took the lead in style and pushed all the way to the top while Politeknik Balik Pulau’s PBU TERBANG came in at a commendable second placing.

Next the joint three days competition held for Kedah and Perlis saw another tough fight between Politeknik Sultanah Bahiyah and UiTM Kedah. For the Champion in Kedah, CHOCOWEH X PTSB from Politeknik Sultanah Bahiyah, came out victorious whereas REVENGE from UiTM Kedah got second place. As for Perlis, PTSS RUSHER from Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin came in first place with UNIMAP PIXY from Universiti Malaysia Perlis won second place.

East Coast Kings

With winners already securing their position for the National Championship, the tournament headed to East Coast with Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang completing the Peninsular league. Teams were geared and ready to challenge for their position as UMMLCC S3 rounded Pahang off first crowning UMP TIGRE DEL SUR as champion followed by BRAZZTHERZ, with both teams coming from Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

Kelantan and Terengganu competition was held across three days due to weekday schedule, and again, the boys from the East are teams to reckon with! They showed tenacity and persistence in their game play with Kelantan eventually saw POKEMON JR from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan taking the title while DRAGONBALL of MSU College Kota Bharu came in second place. As for Terengganu team TELUK GADUNG from UiTM Dungun secured top spot leaving WIZARDFAMILIAR of Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin settling for runner up.

As of now 12 states have been completed with just East Malaysia states left in the National league before the anxious teams prepare to face their contenders for the National Championship in November. The stake could not be higher with U Mobile upping the prize pool to RM60,000, the highest ever for a Mobile Legends campus tournament. However, winners for this season are no longer just the players, the event is also bringing special elements into the tournament for fans and supporters.

For Season 3 of Mobile Legends Campus Championship, U Mobile is setting a new standard in eSport tournaments with additional fun and exciting programs for students and lecturers.

The 2 special programmes include one award for University whilst the other gives eSports fans an exclusive opportunity to learn more about casting and streaming.

Program 1: U Mobile University Awards 2021

This unique program was conceived especially for UMMLCC S3 for the varsities to support their students who had participated in the tournament. All varsities nationwide can take part in this programme by simply getting their students and administrators to support the event by sharing postings and cheering their team during the livestream.

The event has been a runaway success with more than 20 participating universities from different states having joined and actively organising with their internal team to meet the criteria and supporting the UMMLCC S3 event.

Currently, the top three universities leading the awards are Kolej Universiti Islam Selangor, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka and Politeknik Balik Pulau, from the Central Zone, Southern Zone and Northern Zone respectively. Students and administrators from these universities really put their all into supporting their teams.

To illustrate, the participating University just need to meet these three simple criteria in order to take part:

  1. Share & post UMMLCC S3 postings on the university’s official Facebook or Instagram accounts
  2. Get the highest number of registrations from the GoPayz application downloaded by campus students by using university’s unique campaign code specifically for their campus
  3. Get as many students to support their campus team players by watching the livestream of the State Tournament and remember to hashtag #campusname in U Mobile MLCC Facebook. The more hashtags a campus have, the higher the chances to win!

There will be two categories under this program, i.e., Best Supporting University and Best Supporting Personnel. One university from each zone will be winning in the following categories.

Category 1 – Best Supporting University (5 Winners)

1 X Grand Winner: RM2,300 Cash Prize, RM500 Shopping Vouchers & 1 X ViewSonic Monitor worth RM1,200

4 X Winner: RM2,000 Cash Prize & RM500 Shopping Vouchers

Category 2 – Best Supportive Personnel

5 X Winner: RM200 Shopping Vouchers

Join now, support the event and be the winner for Best University Awards from U Mobile!

Program 2: MLCC eSports Masterclass Workshop

eSports is set to become a lucrative industry as many players are turning professional or taking up roles as casters, streamers, production, or hosts. U Mobile took the lead in recognizing the educational aspect of the sports vital to nurture talents and grow the industry positively in Malaysia.

The creation of the “Free to Join” MLCC eSports Masterclass Workshop by the telco serves as an introduction platform for enthusiasts to further elevate their interest into the potential opportunities of eSports and live streaming.

The ‘Cast Like A Pro’ workshop was coached by Celebrity caster Ikuto in July and August while the ‘Stream & Earn’ workshop by Syameer Deon was conducted in July, and the August session was conducted by Sultan Riq. It was an overwhelming response as students who have attended this Masterclass said that they enjoyed it immensely and have learned a lot from the engaging speakers. Additionally, registered students who are also U Mobile users, will get a complimentary F&B vouchers worth RM7.

For interested students, the last session will be conducted on 29 September for the 2 workshops. Register now to get a slot on first come first serve basis!

To find out more, stay connected with the latest updates and catch the tournament livestreams at:

Facebook: U Mobile MLCC

Instagram: @umobilemlcc

More exciting activities coming up soon.

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(Video) Meet Frank Fiegel, A True Inspiration For ‘Popeye The Sailorman’

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Frank Fiegel was actually a real-life person from E. C. Segar’s hometown of Chester, Illinois who like J. William Schuchert and also Dora Paskel inspired a Thimble Theatre character. In this case, it’s ‘Popeye The Sailorman’.

Frank Fiegel, nicknamed ‘Rocky’ was a well-known Chester individual. Something of a local legend, he supposedly had an inordinate strength and often participated in fights. Like Popeye, he smoked a pipe and was toothless. He is said to have been kind to children as well. Since the year of 1996, his gravestone bears an engraving of Popeye’s face.

Frank Fiegel was a one-eyed, pipe-smoking brawler who never turned down a fight. Frank Fiegel was more likely to down a few bourbons instead of a can of spinach to get his super fighting prowess, but the rest of his caricature fit the character ‘Popeye The Sailorman’. He had the same jutting chin, built frame, and trademark pipe as his cartoon.

Kids were rather scared of Olive Oyl’s real-world inspiration. Wimpy’s rotund figure was based on Popeye creator E.C. Segar’s old boss at the local theater. When Segar wasn’t lighting lamps, he was sent out to pick up burgers for the owner. Popeye’s real-life inspiration is sometimes attributed to a photo of an old sailor who really does resemble Popeye the Sailor Man, but this is just internet folklore. This is so amazing to know for many people worldwide.

Frank Fiegel was actually a bartender and not any kind of sailor, but he did love the kids around Chester, and they used to love to play pranks on the old barfly. Fiegel would impress them with his feats of strength as well as his telltale corncob pipe, something young Segar would never forget. ‘Popeye’ was an homage to an unforgettable man who lived to know his image was soon in 500 newspapers nationwide, the symbol of sticking up for the little guy.

Sources: YouTube Rare Media, Snopes.

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(Video) See You Space Cowboy, A Stylish Look of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Netflix’s Teaser

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Netflix is the current go-to platform for a feel-good choice of entertainment. The world’s most popular streaming entertainment service has more than 209 million paid users in more than 190 countries watching TV shows, documentaries, and feature films in a wide range of genres and languages. With that said, a new live-action series is about to jump in soon!

The original “Cowboy Bebop,” which aired from 1998 to 1999 and consisted of 26 episodes, is widely regarded as one of the best anime series of all time and was instrumental in popularizing the genre in the United States. Netflix is hedging its bets that its subscribers will enjoy the streaming service’s new series, despite the fact that live-action adaptations of beloved anime IPs have a shaky track record.

The latest teaser for the show, titled “Cowboy Bebop: The Lost Session,” isn’t actually made up of footage from the show, but it does show off the key trio of Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in action as they hunt down a bounty, get some noodles and fight through an army of thugs, similar to previous teasers for the show.

It’s a pretty entertaining teaser, shot with energetic, color-coded shifting frames that bounce back and forth between Spike, Jet, and Faye as they fight and brawl. It’s always more difficult to translate anime to live-action, but maybe the actual show will have the same vigor when it premieres on Netflix next month.

Here’s what to anticipate:

1. When Will Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop” Premiere?

TV Line

The premiere date for the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” has been set for November 19. There will be ten episodes in the first season. All episodes of the series will be available at the same time, like with most Netflix releases. The series’ development was first reported in 2017, and Netflix stated in 2018 that it would release the show on its streaming service.

2. Is it a remake of the anime?

Picture: The Atlantic

The Netflix program would be an “extension to the canon,” rather than a shot-for-shot recreation of the original series, according to series showrunner André Nemec.

‘Cowboy Bebop’ is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, dubbed ‘cowboys,’ who are all seeking to outrun the past, according to the Netflix synopsis. Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) create a scrappy, sarcastic team eager to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals – for the right pay. However, they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scrapes until their pasts catch up with them.”

3. Creator and star of the series 

Picture: Screen Rant

André Nemec is the showrunner and executive producer, alongside Midnight Radio’s Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg; Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; Sunrise Inc.’s Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki, and Masayuki Ozaki; and Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost.

Spike Spiegal will be played by John Cho, Jet Black will be played by Mustafa Shakir, Faye Valentine will be played by Daniella Pineda, Julia will be played by Elena Satine, and Vicious will be played by Alex Hassell.

4. The real star…

Picture: Indie Wire

Let me introduce you to Harry. Ein is played by Harry and is a canine. Ein is certainly a wonderful dog, as you can see from this official Netflix press photo. Ein was known as a “data dog” in the original series, which meant that his mind had been altered in a laboratory, granting him heightened intellect, before joining the Bebop crew.

5. Trailer

Picture: Polygon

Though the official trailer for “Cowboy Bebop” has yet to be released, Netflix did release the series’ opening credits sequence during a recent fan event. The credits incorporate “Tank!,” the series’ classic opening music, and are a throwback to the original anime’s credits. Many of the action scenes in the opening credits of the live-action series are recreations of scenes from the anime.

Sources: Netflix, The Verge, Indie Wire, TV Line

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(Video) Gruesome Incident In Malaysia, The Cold-Blooded ‘Batang Kali Massacre’

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The Batang Kali massacre was actually the killing of 24 unarmed villagers by the cold-blooded British troops of the Scots Guards on the 12th of December 1948 during the Malayan Emergency. The horrendous incident had occurred during counter-insurgency operations against Malay and also Chinese communists in Malaya and the colony of the British Crown. Described ‘Britain’s My Lai’ in Christopher Hale’s Massacre in Malaya that exposed Britain’s My Lai.

Despite several investigations by the British government since the 1950s and a re-examination of the evidence by the Royal Malaysia Police between 1993 and 1997, no charges were brought against any of the alleged perpetrators. The British troops rounded up the civilians at Sungai Rimoh near Batang Kali. The men were separated from the women and children for interrogation. A total of 24 unarmed men from the village were killed by automatic weapons fire.

After World War II, the British returned to Malaya to recover control from Japanese military forces. During the war, the British government had supported the guerrillas who continued to fight against the Japanese forces. However, in August 1945, many resistance units did not completely disband. The groups instead became the foundation for the independence movement against British rule in Malaya. Some guerrillas turned from agitation to communism and began targeting British commercial interests in the colony by attacking rubber plantations and tin mines.

Escalating violence and the assassinations of several prominent British landowners led colonial authorities in Malaya to declare an “Emergency”. That gave the Royal Malaysia Police and government greater powers and flexibility in combating the insurgents. Although the British had extensive experience in jungle warfare, most recently in the Burma Campaign during World War II, military leaders had not formalized their experience into a specific jungle warfare curriculum.

Michael Gilbert, a member of the Suffolk Regiment, said that his training “Was teaching you how to march, how to handle a rifle, and how to behave in a soldierly manner”. Raymond Burdett, another member of the Suffolk Regiment, reflected on his experience and said that the trainers sought “to get us to follow instructions, not to question commands”. Basic training for the troops focused on infantry skills, not their ability to judge the appropriateness of orders in the context of international law.

Sources: YouTube YXC Productions, The Guardian.

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