The fourth annual Campus Game Fest opened today at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central.
The three-day event, which ends on Sunday, is organised by the Singapore CyberSports & Online Gaming Association, ITE and Community Club Youth Executive Committees from Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang. It aims to bring together the youth gaming community through creativity, innovation, edutainment and the cultivation of cyber-wellness.
In a speech at the opening ceremony, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said that the festival has become more than just a platform for gamers to hone their skills and gain competitive exposure.
“Now, it has also become an opportunity for youths from diverse backgrounds to bond through a common interest in online gaming,” she said. She added that eSports can help to promote positive values such as discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Highlights of the event include the Pokemon Video Game National Championships, as the winner of the Singapore event is likely to qualify for the World Championships in the USA in August.
There will also be tournaments for games such as Street Fighter V, Hearthstone and EndGods, as well as showmatches between professional teams.