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Razer Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 offers up prelude to next year’s SEA Games
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Razer Southeast Asian Invitational 2020 offers up prelude to next year’s SEA Games

The 30th SEA Games in 2019 saw the successful debut of Esports as a medal event, with Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia among the countries clinching Gold in their respective categories for this historic competitive fixture. To build upon that success, Razer recently announced the launch of a new inaugural Esports competition to serve as preparation for the next SEA Games in Vietnam — the Razer Southeast Asian Invitational. The same organising committee that led the success of last year’s SEA Games will also be taking part in SEA International, with Razer also establishing a committee made up of members from…
Campus Legends returns for a second season
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Campus Legends returns for a second season

Campus Legends in 2019 was a resounding success, pulling in over 95,000 unique viewers during its run last year. That success has meant that it returns for a second season; with the inter-tertiary competition beginning on 3 July and lasting till 9 August. It brings two of the most popular esports titles in Singapore – League of Legends and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – as the game titles to compete in. Prizes are up for grabs while you and your team represent your school in an attempt to attain top-dog status among the rest! Season 2 will begin with qualifying…
Red Bull Mobile Esports Open opens invitation to all in its 3rd season
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Red Bull Mobile Esports Open opens invitation to all in its 3rd season

Esports’ popularity is following an upward trend, with more games coming out and having qualities that fit the medium. But competitive Esports has mostly been one directional; people watch the professionals play rather than participating themselves. Well if you’ve ever been curious about competing in a Esports competition, now you have a chance with the Red Bull Mobile Esports Open. The Red Bull Mobile Esports Open (or Red Bull M.E.O) is global competition for mobile gaming that allows anyone and everyone the chance to prove their skill on the platform. Now in its third season, Singapore will be involved and is…
The state of Esports: Perception of gaming in Singapore
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The state of Esports: Perception of gaming in Singapore

Esports. What feeling does that conjure up in you? The thrill of the rush? Excitement? Or perhaps somewhere at the other end of the spectrum like disdain? Whatever it is, you’re probably either on one side or the other, with fewer people sitting in the middle on the subject. As a multi-million dollar subset of a billion-dollar industry, there isn’t any doubt that esports isn’t huge. The sport itself has attracted a worldwide audience of around 400 million – close to competing with traditional sports – as well as garnering close to a billion dollars in revenue, mostly through brand…
Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports
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Global Esports Federation Launched — A marriage between electronic and traditional sports

With a viewership that stands over 400 million people globally and continues to increase year over year, it simply cannot be denied any longer; Esports is big. The substantial growth that the sport has seen has also turned the heads of many within sports movement. And now on 16 December 2019, those two bodies are combining together to bring the sport forward with the worldwide launch of the Global Esports Federation. The Global Esports Federation (GEF) will be the first-ever global governing body for the esports ecosystem. This will consist of athletes, sports organisations, commercial partners and other constituents. GEF’s…
YouthX Campus Game Fest shows why values in sports and E-sports are “all the same”
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YouthX Campus Game Fest shows why values in sports and E-sports are “all the same”

The dust has settled in what has been a successful outing for National Youth Council (NYC)’s YOUTHX Weekend Festival that occurred during 3 and 4 August 2019. A 60,000 strong crowd turned up to support what was the culmination of a month-long celebration of youth aspirations and talents, attending highlights like the Super 24 Dance Competition, performances for SHINE and also newcomer Campus Game Fest. Campus Game Fest itself isn’t a new event, as the annual gaming event is a significant feature every year in Singapore ever since its first show in 2013.  However, the event organiser Singapore CyberSports &…
E3 2019 Preview: Who will be the biggest hitters this year?
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E3 2019 Preview: Who will be the biggest hitters this year?

E3 – the spectacle that gets people’s palms sweaty, breaths held, and dreams come true. it is unequivocally the biggest event happening in the calendar for the gaming industry. This year’s E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is set to be different from that of last year’s. With Sony bowing out of the expo for the first time since its inception, along with the ever-growing chatter on the imminent next-generation of consoles, E3 2019 is going to be a year of transition.   This, of course, doesn’t mean that the hype train is slowing down. We expect major…
Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions
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Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions

Mobile Legends has been a hit within the Southeast Asian region ever since it first launched in late 2016. It’s particularly popular with Singapore’s National Servicemen, who play it during their infrequent time-offs as a way of social cohesion.   Now the game is set to make a big splash into the local Esports scene in Singapore as we are nearing the start of the SEA Clash of Champions 2019 event. The SEA Clash of Champions 2019 (SEACOC), the first-ever regional Mobile Legends Esports event in Singapore, will be held from 18 -19 May 2019 at the Suntec Convention Centre.…
Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub
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Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub

On 1 March 2019, Singapore Sports Hub launched its first professional esports training facility. Team Flash, Singapore’s premier esports organisation, will be collaborating with Singapore Sports Hub on a cohesive talent development plan for 2019 to develop local emerging talent in esports, in view of Singapore’s participation in this year’s SEA Games in the Philippines and the next Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China. The provision of a structured and conducive environment will help in developing local emerging talents to excel in esports. Singapore Sports Hub is positioning to be the hub for this rapid growing ecosystem, with an outlook…
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