Press Release - Campus Game Fest 2019 infuses education into gaming in Singapore

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  • Publish date:26 Jul 2019

  • Showcases games as a powerful medium for educating, engaging and building the youth communities
  •  Introduces a brand new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme - Singapore's Smart Seniors – Future-Ready Digital Citizens Youth Volunteer Program, of which ITE students will engage the silver generation on Cyber Security Education and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can notably impact the way seniors learn, live and play
  • Presents WELP Wknd, the Season 1 finale of WELP Tonight, an inclusive prime-time talk show featuring popular celebrities and personalities united by a shared passion for gaming

One of the largest digital youth events in Singapore returns with a bang this year! Campus Game Fest 2019 (CGF 2019) will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 3 and 4 August 2019, and will offer a suite of exhilarating activities to engage, educate and entertain visitors. Officiating the launch of CGF 2019 on 3 August will be Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

Organised by the Singapore Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE), co-organised by the CyberAthlete Professional League (CPL), and supported by People's Association Community Sports Clubs (CSCs), CGF 2019 is a part of the National Youth Council's YouthX Festival, and it aims to empower Singapore's youths by fostering community bonding and leadership through participation in various fun Game, Arts, Media, and Edutainment programmes.

Not only is CGF 2019 a platform for various communities to come together to celebrate their shared passion for gaming, it also provides opportunities for youths passionate about gaming to gain valuable work experience and to positively impact the lives of their fellow youths and citizens. The CGF 2019 organisers are ably supported by youth volunteers from ITE, SCOGA and the CSCs.

Key Highlights for CGF 2019

Singapore's Smart Seniors – Future-Ready Digital Citizens Youth Volunteer Program (Key CSR initiative)

In partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), CGF 2019 will prepare and equip our seniors with technological knowhow in order to be future ready digital citizens in line with Singapore's Smart Nation initiative. IMDA Lab on Wheels buses will be available on 3 and 4 August. Over the two days, seniors will be introduced to cool emerging tech including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality, Internet-of-Things and be educated on Cyber Security. A group of elderly from three senior community centres in Cheng San (Community Network @Cheng San Senior Activity Centre, Cornerstone Community Centre and TOUCH Community Services) will be attending this event on 3 August with the support by ITE Event Management student volunteers. ITE students will be facilitating this programme, providing guidance and coaching to these elderly on Cyber Security education and how AI can notably impact the way seniors learn, live, and play.

Esports Tournaments

Showcasing Singapore's diverse and exciting esports talent, CGF 2019 will be staging some of the most exhilarating esports tournaments throughout the weekend. Watch as the best student-athletes compete for school esports glory in Campus Legends, and aspiring teams battle it out for various opportunities to represent Singapore at the GIRLGAMER Seoul Festival and Predator League Grand Finals 2020 in the Philippines!

Community Tournaments

Nothing brings gamers together more than CGF's popular community tournaments. CGF 2019 brings together a wide selection of the most popular games played in Singapore today, featuring community tournaments including Pokemon, Magic the Gathering Arena, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Dota Underlords, Hearthstone, Super Smash Brothers, Clash Royale and FIFA 19. Be a part of these evergrowing gaming communities by pitting your skills against the best, or simply witness the action and hype moments of these community tournaments!

IMDA Lab on Wheels

The IMDA Lab on Wheels aims to familiarise and introduce new and emerging tech to prepare citizens to be future ready digital citizens. This is done through bringing new technology interactive showcases, workshops, experiences to students and the community – to enable them to imagine the possibilities that future technology applications could bring about to better everyday lives and spark their interest in tech.

About The Artificial Intelligence Bus

Imagine the possibilities that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could bring to better our everyday lives. Learn more about AI concepts by solving a series of challenges on Singapore's first AI themed 'Escape bus'.

About The Cyber Security Bus

Be aware of cyber threats and how we can play our part to defend ourselves and our society against digital threats in the cyber world. Join us in the Cybersecurity (CS) - themed bus to experience a series of challenge-based activities that will highlight the importance of enhancing personal digital defenses.

WELP Tonight

WELP (Welcome Everybody, Let's Play) Tonight is a prime-time talk show with a twist, where cocreators and hosts Singapore Idol Sezairi and his wife Syaza Qistina Tan are joined by popular celebrities and interesting personalities who are united by a shared passion for gaming. This programme aims to celebrate gaming as an essential and positive part of our social lives, as well as to provide an inclusive platform for authentic conversations and stories within the global online community. In its first season alone, WELP Tonight has already featured famous Singaporean celebrities including Nathan Hartono, Fakkah Fuzz and Narelle Kheng, and has reached over 750,000 viewers from Singapore and beyond.

CGF 2019 will feature a special live finale of WELP Tonight Season 1. WELP Wknd will feature returning and brand new guests once again joining Sezairi and Syaza for fun games and great conversation throughout both days of CGF 2019, with a special Best-of-three DOTA 2 showdown between Team Sez and Team Sya taking place on the 4th of August. WELP Wknd will provide audience members the chance to see their favourite celebrities up close and personal, as well as many opportunities to play games and interact with the hosts and guests throughout the CGF 2019 weekend.

The Singaporean Dream by SGAG: The Tournament

The Singaporean Dream is launching its first ever Tournament leading up to the National Day, in conjunction with CGF 2019. A strong crowd of 400 participants is expected to participate in this inaugural event, to "sabotage" each other and slug it out to win the top prize of a pair of AirAsia tickets!

Showcasing Game Design and Development Talents

With gamification in education gaining traction, CGF 2019 will also showcase the game design and development works of ITE students. Presented by ITE College Central School of Electronics and InfoComm Technology (SEIT) Games Programming & Development department, this is a showcase on the design and development of online games, which were built on Unity, Maya, Blender and Photoshop. ITE students will demonstrate the games they created and invite players from CGF 2019 to test-play and review their games. Four games will be on display:

  • Hellcatraz - Set in Alcatraz Prison, Hellcatraz is a 3D isometric survival shooter where the player is faced with undead zombies. They must fight their way out and survive the onslaught or the player will be next to be feast on.
  • The Veteran - A third person 3D adventure that traverse the levels, the player will need to find and collect all the keys in order to progress. Stay alive and don't die-kind of simple.
  • The Red Plague - The Red Plague is a 3D survival horror game in which the player controls a doctor of a dystopian future that was sent back in time to the source of the plague and find a cure for an infectious disease that caused to the destruction of his home. Armed with the MS-06 Type 2 power armour and the type 1 proto-rifle, the future of humanity hangs precariously in the balance of a young and naïve doctor who himself is unknowingly fighting a new strain of the plague hidden within his body.
  • Enter The Dungeon - Enter The Dungeon is third person top down shooting game. Players whose roles are robots need to find the secret treasure in the dungeon within limited time. Prepare yourself to fight against the evils that guarding this dungeon!

Invitation to Media

Members of the media are invited to the Opening Ceremony of CGF 2019. It will be held at 5pm on Saturday, 3 August 2019, at Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691.

About Singapore Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA)
SCOGA was founded in 2008 by a group of enthusiastic gamers and leaders who wanted to make a difference for esports in Singapore. SCOGA aims to elevate esports by educating young people, nurturing online communities and creating job opportunities.

One of SCOGA's key initiatives is its Esports Academy, created in line with SCOGA's vision of a centre of excellence developed around esports and youth leadership. Supported by the National Youth Council, the Esports Academy aims to equip youths with skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication to strive towards their aspirations and grow in their careers, through a learn-byplaying approach where competitive video games are used to create an engaging learning environment. The Esports Academy also uses peer learning methods of training, by creating opportunities for esports celebrities to interact with youth trainees, allowing them to cross share experiences and tell stories. SCOGA also promotes youth volunteerism by creating opportunities for academy alumnus to give back to their communities and the community at large.

In 2018, more than 100,000 participants from 13 countries have turned up for SCOGA events live in person with more than 6.5 million unique online viewers in the past year alone. These events included Asian Games Esports Singapore Qualifiers, Campus Game Fest, Asian Football Gaming Championship Grand Finals, Garena AOV Cup, and the Singapore Qualifiers for Alisports' World Electronic Sports Games. Over the past 10 years, more than a million have participated in SCOGA's events live in person and more than a thousand have now gone through the doors of the Esports Academy in both part time and full-time programmes.

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