A celebration of youth

World July 16, 2018 11:47

By The Nation

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Riot Games, the video game publisher behind the popular online game “League of Legends”, turns the lens on players and fans with Hyperplay, the first integrated Asean eSports and music festival being held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on August 4 and 5.

Hyperplay is one of the three festivals happening as part of YOUTHx, a larger celebration of youth aspirations which aims to bring young people from all walks of life together. The diverse line-up of events, which include Shine Festival and GetActive!SG, is initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC).

Through two of today’s biggest cultural cornerstones of this generation – eSports and music, – youths from all across Singapore and Asean can expect to come together for a weekend of hype and thrills, while embodying the youthful spirit of passion, dynamism and the freedom to dream big! On top of that, young people can get to immerse themselves in activities ranging from dance performances to fitness at Shine Festival and GetActive!SG.

“With Singapore as the Asean Chair this year, Singapore’s young people are extremely happy and proud to host other Asean youth at the YOUTHx Festival weekend, all co-located at the Singapore Sports Hub. Access is complimentary for all, so that our Singaporean and Asean youth can participate together to celebrate their aspirations and strengthen the Asean identity,” said David Chua, chief executive of National Youth Council.

“In the lead-up to Hyperplay, we recognise this is a first of its kind event. We now want to make this an inclusive event to give players and fans from all walks of life a chance to catch all the eSports action and music entertainment. More importantly, while complementing the other components of YOUTHx, we hope to encourage youths to bring along their friends to experience what Hyperplay has to offer,” said Chris Tran, regional manager of Riot Games for Southeast Asia.

Players and fans can get their free Hyperplay tickets by visiting APACTix.com to secure General Admission tickets. 

Fans who have already purchased tickets to Hyperplay will receive full refunds and will also be rewarded for their early support of Asean’s first eSports and music festival, with an upgrade to a seat in the CAT 1 section. All existing ticket holders will be notified about the new arrangements.

On August 4, Hyperplay will begin with the first “League of Legends” semi-finals followed by Singapore’s favourite The Sam Willows, who will take the MTV Spotlight stage with their half-time set. This will be followed by the second semi-finals and then by South Korea’s superstar vocalist and rapper CL, to round up Day 1 with a bang.

August 5 sees performances on the MTV Spotlight stage by Indonesian idol Afgan and Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine before the finals and the eventual crowning of the “League of Legends” Asean Champion. Nick Jonas and Alessia Cara will close out the festival.

You can stream live across the two-day ticketed event on Hyperplay.sg, with key segments broadcast live across Southeast Asia. Get news updates by following Hyperplay on Facebook.