Malaysia Open 2023: Schedule, TV, Livestream, and Prize Money

The 66th edition of Malaysia Open is ready to begin on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. This article contains schedule, live stream, prize money and other information related to the upcoming event.


Malaysia Open is one of the oldest Southeast Asian badminton events. Since its inauguration 86 years ago, the event has been held annually in various locations of Malaysia. The event is currently titled “Petronas Malaysia Open” due to sponsorships.

The 2023 iteration of Malaysia Open is scheduled to be held in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The BWF World Tour Super 1000 event featuring $1.25 million prize pool will run for 6 days. In addition to the purse pool, it will feature over 40,000 BWF ranking points.

Danish badminton player Viktor Axelsen is the leading seed of this year’s Malaysia Open. He has been leading the BWF singles international standings since last December. Axelsen is also the 2022 World Champion, which is his second world championship title. With 6 additional world tour titles in 2022, he won his career second Male Player of the Year award.

Lee Zii Jia is the second seed at Malaysia Open. The Malaysian is also 2nd in the BWF singles standings. Last year, he won the Manila singles and Selangor doubles. Additionally, he acquired the Asian Championship title at Philippines event too. He was banned by the BAM for a short period. Which was quickly lifted due to negative reception of fans and international players towards BAM over the ban.

When will be Malaysia Open held?

  • Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Time: 09:00 p.m. ET

The upcoming Malaysia Open will begin this Tuesday, January 10, 2023. With the women’s singles game of He Bingjiao vs Georgia Tunjung, the event will kick off at 09:00 p.m. ET.

Malaysia Open 2023 Schedule:

Round Date Time (ET)
Round of 32 January 10, 2023 – January 11, 2023 09:00 p.m., 09:20 p.m.
Round of 16 January 12, 2023 TBD
Quarterfinals January 13, 2023 TBD
Semifinal January 14, 2023 TBD
Final January 15, 2023 TBD

Malaysia Open 2023 Venue:

  • Venue: Axiata Arena
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Axiata Arena, previously named Putra Indoor Stadium has been selected the host venue of the badminton event this year. The multi-purpose indoor arena with 16,000-seat capacity is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

How to watch the event on TV?

Malaysia Open organizers haven’t announced any broadcast partnership for the event. Therefore, it won’t be available on TV to enjoy.

How to Live Stream Malaysia Open 2023?

  • BWF TV

BWF’s official YouTube channel titled “BWF TV” will provide live streams of every game from the upcoming Malaysian badminton event.

Prize Money Distribution:

The latest Malaysia Open is featuring a giant $1.25 million purse pool. This will be divided among all participants of the event, based on their standings. The prize money breakdown of the event is listed below –

Placement Singles Doubles
Winner $87,500 $92,500
Finalist $42,500 $43,750
Semifinalists $17,500 $17,500
Quarterfinalists $6,875 $7,812
Last 16 $3,750 $4,062
Last 32 $1,250 $1,250


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