Axiata Cup is a regional badminton event, now in its second year, sponsored by the Axiata Group,one of Asia's largest telecommunication companies. The Axiata Cup, featuring top players from around the world, is the richest badminton championship with USD1 million in prize money.
The Axiata Cup will include teams from the following nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, All Stars Rest of Asia and All Stars Europe. . The championship is sanctioned by the Badminton Asian Confederation (BAC) and the Badminton World Federation (BWF), and organised by Total Sports Asia (TSA).
This year, the Axiata Cup will be using a 4-match format which includes 2 singles (men's & women's) and 2 doubles (men's & mixed) per tie which gives more teams an opportunity to win. Each team will consist of up to 8 players and teams may field up to 2 foreign players each-this means that even lower ranked teams can recruit the world's top talent to boost their chances against the top teams!