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Trailblazer Nadrah aims to inspire women in esports
Posted on : 31 Jul 2022  Source of News: The Borneo Post
 

Nadrah Saufi – Photo by Peter Boon

SIBU (July 31): Birmingham-bound gamer Nadrah Saufi hopes to inspire more women to take up electronic sports starting with her stint at the Commonwealth Games in England from Aug 1 to 8.

She reckoned the stigmatisation that women could not do what men do is the reasons why the fairer sex is shying away from esports.

“Therefore, I hope through my participation in this Commonwealth Games, I will be able to inspire more women to take up esports,” said the 25-year-old undergraduate.

She was speaking to reporters during a brief send-off ceremony at Sibu Airport today.

Among those present were Deputy Minister for Education, Innovation and Talent Development I Dr Annuar Rapaee,  University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) vice-chancellor Professor Datuk Khairuddin Ab Hamid and Nadrah’s father Saufi Sepawi.

Adding on, Nadrah said she is aiming for gold, “otherwise a podium finish is fine”.

She will compete in the Dota 2 Women Division.