Game convention GameStart kicks off at Suntec City

Game convention GameStart kicked off on Friday (Oct 7) at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Game convention GameStart kicked off on Friday (Oct 7) at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre.ST PHOTO: LISABEL TING

SINGAPORE - The third iteration of game convention GameStart kicks off on Friday (Oct 7) at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The three-day event, which drew 17,000 people last year, spans two halls on the fourth floor of Suntec.

Attendees will be able to try out a plethora of gaming-related activities, from getting early-access to unreleased video games to watching intense eSports matches.

Highlights of the event include a chair race held by local gaming chair manufacturer Secretlab, and showcases by indie game developers and cosplay exhibitions.

Xbox is making a appearance at the show for the first time, with blockbuster titles such as Gears Of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3.

The South East Asia Major 2016 will also see internationally-renowed fighting game players such as Daigo "The Beast" Umehara and local star Ho Kun Xian competing for a spot in the official Capcom Cup 2016 Finals.