Perodua and Daihatsu announced their sponsorship for the 2019 Malaysia Masters, as the “PERODUA MALAYSIA MASTERS 2019 presented by DAIHATSU”, a world-class badminton tournament for the second year running.
The major tournament, categorised under the BWF Super 500 series, has attracted the world’s top-ranked badminton players in all five categories. Held for the first time under the Perodua and Daihatsu banner in 2018, the world-class tournament is scheduled to be held from 15 to 20 January 2019 at the iconic Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur Sports City (KLSC). More than 350 players from the globe are expected to partipate in the event.
As the first event in the 2019 World Tour Super 500 calendar, the Perodua Malaysia Masters presented by Daihatsu will surely offer exciting badminton games as Malaysian top shuttlers compete for honours in front of their home crowd. For Malaysian badminton, the 2018 has been a year filled with many ups and downs and the early-season tournament will provide Malaysian badminton the opportunity to launch their new-season campaign on the right note.
With a total prize of USD350,000, the tournament will see the convergence of multiple top-ranked players. Among those players are Japanese Kento MOMOTA (Men’s Singles World Number One), Taiwan’s TAI Tzu Ying (Women’s Singles World Number One), Indonesia pair of Marcus GIDEON-Kevin SUKAMULJO (Men’s Double World Number One), 2018 Men’s Singles champion, Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and many more.