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5 New Things at Game Start Asia 2016 + Schedule

Only 2 days away till South East Asia gets the 3rd edition of the premiere gaming convention – GAME START ASIA!

We’ve seen some very exciting things in the past 2 years show but the most significant is the growth of the convention itself! Increased numbers of exhibitors, games, content, cosplay and visitors too! Last year about 17,000 people from 30 countries came to Game Start Asia & I’m expecting that number to increase!

Here are 5 new things we are excited for at Game Start 2016!

  1. XBOX will be there… showing a special preview of Gears of War 4! It’s great to have the other console giant GS2016. Also on showcase will be Forza Horizon 3 & Final Fantasy XV. Their presents also solidifies Game Start’s position as South East Asia’s premiere gaming event!
  2. PRO Tournaments – So you’re a good gamer? Then bring it!!  South East Asia Major (SEAM) will be hosted at Game Start Asia for the first time. Top players from around the world will be here to fight for coveted placements in Capcom Cup 2016 and ARC REVOLUTION CUP 2016. Overwatch Champions PRO Tournament – very freshly released but already ‘Over’played by players all over the world! What better to see who is the best than competing in the PRO tournament! First prize is S$2,000 + Blizzard Swag! 
  3. DoujinMa at Game Start 2016 – this year Singapore’s largest Doujin Market recorded it’s largest turn out in only it’s second outing! 13,000 so visitors to about 100 artistes from over 7 countries! What’s more exciting than DoujinMa? Doujin works of all our favourite video game characterssssss!! 
  4. Secretlab Grand Prix Chair Race – Yes, you read it right. It’s a chair race! But just any chair race… it’s a Secretlab (gaming… luxury) chair!! Nuff said!! 
  5. 3 Overseas Cosplay guest for the Game On! Cosplay Runway – Miu from Vietnam, Okageo from USA and Jade from Australia! 

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#DoujinMa #NeoTokyoProject #GearsofWar4 #MiuCosplayer #Okageo

Well there is certainly much more other things… but then you just gotta go check it out yourself!! By the way, the official schedule is also out, here is the text version:

7 OCTOBER STAGE PROGRAMME (FRIDAY)

1800hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, MSI, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!

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8 OCTOBER STAGE PROGRAMME (SATURDAY)

1100hrs – Secretlab Grand Prix
Test your skills in Secretlab’s very first chair race, fastest timing per day wins a Secretlab chair!

1230hrs – FunPlus: Valiant Force Hero Design Contest Prize-giving Ceremony
The Valiant Force Design Contest drew thousands of high quality submissions, and the winning designs will be awarded on stage.

1330hrs – Ubisoft Singapore: Artist’s Live Drawing Session
Watch some of the best game artists showcase their skills on Wacom tablets.

1400hrs – Panel: The Game Development Ecosystem – So You Wanna Make Games?
Get insights into game development from experts in Ubisoft Singapore, The Gentlebros, Daylight Studios and Digipen. Moderated by Sherwin Loh.

1500hrs – Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia: Michael Murray – Tekken 7
Come meet Michael and find out what Bandai Namco Entertainment has in store for Tekken 7

1600hrs – DMM Games: Yuta Hanazawa – Touken Ranbu – Online
Hanazawa-san will be here to showcase the online game that has taken Japan by storm, and meet fans.

1700hrs – Music Session with Az Samad
We are happy to welcome guitarist Az Samad, who will play a selection of well-loved songs from Studio Ghibli films and classic games like Chrono Trigger.

1730hrs – Music Session with Rika Lee
Rika will be performing songs from popular game franchises, including Final Fantasy and The Witcher.

1750hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, MSI, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!

1800hrs – Dungeons & Dragons Session: “Game Devs vs Pathfinder – we call it research!”
Join the team for a fun session of storytelling and adventure – WITH HATS.

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9 OCTOBER STAGE PROGRAMME (SUNDAY)

1100hrs – Secretlab Grand Prix
Test your skills in Secretlab’s very first chair race, fastest timing per day wins a Secretlab chair!

1300hrs – Gundam Cross War Singapore Championship Finals
The winner will go on to represent Singapore in the very first Gundam Cross War World Championship 2016!

1400hrs – Magic The Gathering: Planeswalker Showdown
Are you curious about one of the longest running card games, come watch this epic battle between two planeswalkers in this session by Greg Ogre Games.

1430hrs – Kinetiquettes – The Making of Alyse 3.0
Come learn more about the intricate process and work that went into bringing Alyse 3.0 to 3D, and behind every Kinetiquettes piece.

1500hrs – Game On! Cosplay Runway
See some of the best cosplay on show, winners will be picked by special guests Miu (Vietnam), Okageo (USA) and Lady Jaded (Australia).

1630hrs – Overwatch Champions Singapore, presented by MyRepublic Gamer, Grand Finals
Watch the top 2 teams battle it out on the big screen, who will bring home S$2,000 cash + swag.

1745hrs – GameStart Indie Awards Presentation
Vote for your favourite indie game at GameStart 2016 and help them win a trip to Taipei Game Show 2017!

1800hrs – GameStart Daily Lucky Draw
Stand to win prizes from Secretlab, ViewSonic, Armaggeddon, Seagate and Razer!

1815hrs – GameStart Championship Cup, presented by Xbox, Grand Finals
Grand Finals for the largest FIFA 17 tournament in Singapore!

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