Inaugural Esports Festival Asia at COMEX 2019

Esports and gaming fans alert! The inaugural Esports Festival Asia (EFA) at COMEX 2019 is taking place from 5th to 8th September 2019. Sphere Exhibits, the events arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is entering into the the eports arena with the hosting of the inaugural EFA.

Esports has been making headways into Singapore, gaining more importance and recognition over the years. Esports is also making its first appearance as a medal event at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games 2019. At the upcoming COMEX 2019, Sphere Exhibits plans to introduce esports to casual gamers and consumers by bringing gaming tournaments to the mass public at COMX 2019. They are investing S$1 million into this venture, demonstrating the huge interest in gaming and esports and its future potential.

At the recent media and official launch event held at Funan Centre, I got to know more about the upcoming EFA and I feel that it’s a great idea to combine them together to be held during the upcoming COMEX 2019 in September. I used to be a gamer many years back, thus I am glad to see more of such gaming and esports making a stronger and bigger presence today. COMEX 2019 and EFA can help to bring the geeks, techies, gamers and esports community together for their common interest, gaming and technology.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits said: “COMEX is Singapore’s largest consumer tech show that has continuously reinvented itself over the years to introduce new concepts to consumers such as trade-ins, booth babe contests, and tech showcases. Today, we are proud to welcome the latest concept of esports to COMEX 2019 – while there have been several esports tournaments in the past, they have been largely focused on the professional and semi-professional gaming community. With EFA, Sphere aims to bring esports to the masses at COMEX 2019, where over 500,000 consumers will gather over the four days.”

For those who love gaming and thinking about esports in Singapore, the inaugural Esports Festival Asia would be a good place to start off and look at. Let me share more information below:

Female Esports League (FSL)

FSL is Southeast Asia’s premier female gaming circuit which provides a platform for female gamers to engage, empower and elevate each other in order to create a path towards female representation in the top tier of esports.

FSL will be holding regional tournaments for two games – Arena of Valor and League of Legends – from now till August 2019, after which the four winners for each game will fly down to Singapore, the last stop in the FSL circuit, to play at EFA for a total prize pool of $2,500 per title.

Official Facebook Page (Mobile): https://www.facebook.com/FSLMobileGames

Official Facebook Page (LoL): https://www.facebook.com/FSLLoL/

Registration for the regional tournaments are now open – visit https://www.facebook.com/FSLMobileGames for Arena of Valor and https://www.facebook.com/FSLLoL/ for League of Legends.

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open 2019

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open returns for the fourth year running. The regional qualifier will be held at EFA, where the winning team will move on to compete in the finals in Shanghai, China.

Official Website: http://www.extremesland.com/en

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/extremesland/

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/eXTREMESLAND

Registrations begin from end July – visit https://esportsfestival.asia/ for further updates.

China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) – League of Legends (LoL)

Hosted by Datang Network, the CMEL was officially launched on 6 August 2018. Its inaugural Singapore qualifier for the LoL game will be held at EFA. Subsequently, the winning team will move on to represent Singapore and compete in the CMEL finals held in Chong Qing, China.

Registrations begin from end July – visit https://esportsfestival.asia/ for further updates.

Asia Champions Esports (ACE) League

With a combined prize pool of over S$20,000, the inaugural ACE League – comprising popular games Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile and DOTA Underlords – is set to make waves in the local scene. The Grand Finals of the ACE League will be held at EFA, and offline and online qualifiers leading to the Grand Finals will be held in the coming months.

Official Website: https://aceleague.asia/

Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aceleague/

Registrations are now open – visit https://aceleague.asia/championships/ace-league/.

Dates & Times

COMEX 2019

Dates: 5th – 8th September 2019

Time: Level 3, 11am to 9pm, Level 4 & 6, 12pm to 9pm

Location: Suntec Convention Centre Singapore, Level 3, 4 & 6

Esports Festival Asia

Dates: 5th – 8th September 2019

Time: 12pm to 9pm

Location: Hall 605, Suntec Convention Centre Singapore

Tournaments @ Suntec Convention Centre, Level 6, Hall 605

5th September 2019

Female Esports League (FSL) Arena of Valor Elite

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Regional Qualifier

China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) League of Legends (LoL) Singapore Qualifier

6th September 2019

Female Esports League (FSL) Arena of Valor Elite

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Regional Qualifier

China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) League of Legends (LoL) Singapore Qualifier

7th September 2019

Female Esports League (FSL) League of Legends Elite

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Regional Qualifier

China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) League of Legends (LoL) Singapore Qualifier

Asia Champions Esports (ACE) League

8th September 2019

Female Esports League (FSL) League of Legends Elite

eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Regional Qualifier

China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) League of Legends (LoL) Singapore Qualifier

Asia Champions Esports (ACE) League

For all the gamers and esports fans/players out there, do check them out and mark down the dates in your calendar. Remember to Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On, the information on the EFA at the upcoming COMEX 2019 with your fellow gamers and esports friends!

* Information courtesy of Sphere Exhibits and Gloo PR *

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