Third Campus GAME Fest kicks off at ITE College Central

ITE College Central student Celine Si, 19, playing Fruit Ninja on a tablet with Madam Ng Geok Heok, 70 a resident of Thye Hwa Kwan Senior Activity Centre.
ITE College Central student Celine Si, 19, playing Fruit Ninja on a tablet with Madam Ng Geok Heok, 70 a resident of Thye Hwa Kwan Senior Activity Centre. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Gamers wanting to test out their skills can head to ITE College Central over the next three days, after the launch of the third Campus GAME (Game, Arts, Media, Edutainment) Fest on Friday.

Jointly organised by the Singapore CyberSports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the event was opened by Singapore Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee.

Activities include a a bring-your-own-computer LAN Game party and the testing of five newly launched SG50 mobile games. Official gaming tournaments will also be held, such as online role-playing game Dota 2 and football favourite FIFA 15

Meanwhile, non-gamers can enjoy other events including an SG50 Comic Art Exhibition live performances from ITE students, laser tag and archery tag.

ITE director and CEO Bruce Poh said: "With the inclusion of more new competition areas, including Dota 2, FIFA 15 and regional Pokemon competitions, we have more participants, higher-level competition and better play."

The event also acts as an exercise for ITE students to test out and apply their college skills, with 200 students taking an active role in planning the activities. The event is supported by the National Youth Council and Media Development Authority of Singapore and seeks to promote "creativity, innovation, digital entertainment and cultivate cyber wellness via an educative and fun lifestyle approach for the youth".

Over 12,000 participants are expected to attend over the three days.

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