The events arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Sphere
Exhibits is making its entrance into the esports arena in
partnership with Gam3.Asia.

Sphere Exhibits will host the inaugural Esports Festival
Asia (EFA) during COMEX 2019 from 5 to
8 September 2019.

Sphere Exhibits aims to introduce esports to casual gamers and
consumers by bringing gaming tournaments to the masses at COMEX
2019 and is investing S$1 million into this
venture.

Winners at the inaugural EFA stand to win more than S$35,000 in
cash prizes.

esports festivalMOU signing / Image
Credit: Sphere Exhibits

There will be four tournaments happening at EFA:

Regional finals of Female Esports League
(FSL)
, Southeast Asia’s premier female gaming circuit;
Regional qualifier of the fourth eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia Open
2019
where the winning team will move on to compete in the
finals in Shanghai, China;
First Singapore qualifier for the China Mobile Esports
League (CMEL) that was launched on 6 August 2018, and the
winning team will represent Singapore to compete in the finals held
in Chong Qing, China;
EFA’s own tournament, the Asia Champions Esports (ACE)
League
features popular games Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, and
Dota Underlords.

FSL will be holding regional tournaments for two games –
Arena of Valor and
League of Legends – from now till
August 2019.

Four winners for each game will fly down to Singapore, the last
stop in the FSL circuit, to play at EFA for a total prize
pool of $2,500 per title.

As for the ACE League, the combined
prize pool is worth over S$20,000 for the three games –
registrations are now
open
.

Visitors can also look forward to booth activities and bargains
for esports peripherals at Suntec Convention Centre Level 6.

Event-goers can also sign up with their friends for community
matches, and winners of these casual tournaments stand to win
discount vouchers and gaming gear bargains.

esports festivalMobile Legends Showcase
at Funan / Image Credit: Sphere Exhibits

Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits, said, “Today, we
are proud to welcome the latest concept of esports to COMEX 2019
– while there have been several esports tournaments in the past,
they have been largely focused on the professional and
semi-professional gaming community.”

“With EFA, Sphere aims to bring esports to the masses
at COMEX 2019, where over 500,000 consumers will gather over the
four days.”

EFA expects to attract over 1,000 players across Southeast Asia
with the top 200 local and regional gamers participating in the
finals or regional qualifiers at COMEX 2019.

The EFA will happen 5 to 8 September, 12pm to 9pm, at Hall 605
at Suntec City Convention Centre.

For more information and updates, visit their website
here.

Featured Image Credit: Sphere Exhibits



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