Garena, Southeast Asia’s largest consumer Internet platform company, held its annual Garena Carnival on 13th and 14th June at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Now in its fifth year, the carnival had lots to offer fans and curious enthusiasts alike.
As Singapore’s flagship eSports event, Garena Carnival 2015 drew over 7,000 fans from across the region who watched top teams battle for the crown in the Grand Finals of League of Legends TLC, EA SportsTM FIFA Online 3’s Fantasy Cup – Road to Thailand and Blackshot Champion’s Pride Season 3.
Cosplay fans were treated to performances by renowned celebrity cosplayers, Aza Miyuko and Hori, who were specially flown in from South Korea as guest judges for the Cosplay Competition which delieverd some amazing performances from finalists. Fans also had the chance to get up close and personal with the VIP celebrity cosplayers, Aza Miyuko and Hori during the meet-and-greet sessions.
Attendees had the exclusive opportunity to try out the newly launched mobile game, Thunderstrike and receive a sneak preview for Dragon Quest Monsters Super Light which will be launched in July 2015. Fans were also were able to enjoy and win in-games prizes such as the Laser tag arena, Game booths, Instaprint photos and Trick Eye walls.
Winners for the Grand finals of League of Lengends, FIFA Online 3 and Blackshot were:
League of Legends
1st place: Team Nyan Zone (prize of S$15,000) 2nd place : Team Insidious Gaming Legends (prize of S7,500) 3rd place: Team Thirsty Chinchillas (prize of S$5,000)
FIFA Online 3’s Fantasy Cup – Road to Thailand
1st place: Impunity (prize of S$2,000 + Qualify for Representative) 2nd place : Ninjas (prize of S$1200 + Qualify for Representative) 3rd place: The Chosen One (prize of S$900)
Blackshot Champion’s Pride Season 3
1st place: TeamSAGE (prize of S$15,000) 2nd place : noGAMESENSE (prize of S$8,000)
Inaugural Cosplay Rumble
1st prize of S$2,000: Tay Wei Zhi – Full Metal Rammus 2nd prize of S$1,000: Kai – Galactic Azir 3rd prize of S$500: Daniel – Cinematic Version Fiddlesticks
Zhou Junjie, CEO of Garena Singapore and Malaysia, said, “Singapore’s eSports scene has grown at an unprecedented rate in recent years, and we view Garena Carnival as the key platform to lead this growth. This year, we aim to give back to the gaming community and to show our appreciation for their support by making Garena Carnival twice the size and twice the fun. ”
“As one of the main partners of the Garena Carnival this year, Logitech G is thrilled to continue our contribution to the dynamic gaming community in Southeast Asia,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India. “As one of the leading eSports brands in the region, we are committed to fostering the growth of the gaming industry and hope all fans and gamers at the Garena Carnival 2015 would have a great Logitech G experience.”
“The gamer market is an important segment for M1. Our GamePRO fibre broadband service, featuring a seamless and lag-free Internet experience with download speeds of up to 1Gbps, is specially designed to meet this segment’s differentiated needs,” said M1 Chief Marketing Officer, Mr P. Subramaniam, “M1 is excited to be the exclusive broadband provider for this year’s Garena Carnival.”