- 4th August 2018 – South Korea’s superstar vocalist and rapper CL, and Singapore’s favourite The Sam Willows
- 5th August 2018 – Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine, and Indonesian idol Afgan and American superstars Nick Jonas and Alessia Cara
HYPERPLAY TURNS THE LENS ON PLAYERS AND FANS AS IT ANNOUNCES ASEAN’S FIRST INTEGRATED ESPORTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL AS A COMPLIMENTARY-TICKETED EVENT ON 4 AND 5 AUGUST
SINGAPORE, 12 JULY 2018 – Get ready, Singapore! Riot Games, the video game publisher behind ever-popular online game League of Legends, has just turned the lens on players and fans with an unprecedented fan offering! Riot Games has announced Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN eSports and music festival is now a complimentary-ticketed event for all to attend at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 4 August 2018 and Sunday, 5 August 2018.
Hyperplay is one of the three festivals happening as part of YOUTHx, a larger celebration of youth aspirations which aims to bring youths 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, youths can get to immerse themselves in activities ranging from dance performances to fitness at SHINE Festival and GetActive!SG, the other two festivals under the YOUTHx umbrella.
“With Singapore as the ASEAN Chair this year, Singaporean youth 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 recognize 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 with various interests to come experience and discover what Hyperplay has to offer for everyone,” shared Chris Tran, Regional Manager of Riot Games for Southeast Asia.
Players and fans can now get their free Hyperplay tickets when they visit APACTix.com to secure General Admission tickets. For fans who have already purchased tickets to Hyperplay; not only will they receive full refunds for their purchase, they 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.
DAY 1 – SATURDAY, 4 AUGUST
Hyperplay will begin on 4 August with the first League of Legends Semi-finals followed by Singapore’s favourite The Sam Willows, the 1st act 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.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST
Stay tuned for 5 August, as performances on the MTV Spotlight stage by Indonesian idol Afgan and Thailand’s leading rock band Slot Machine will continue the music high, to set the mood for the Finals and the eventual League of Legends ASEAN Champion. As a festival finale, celebrate with Nick Jonas and Alessia Cara at the first ever integrated eSports and music event in the region.
In celebration of ASEAN Singapore 2018 and part of YOUTHx, Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the MCCY and the NYC, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men and official Telco partner Singtel. Patrons will be able to catch full set live performances by all acts for the MTV Spotlight stage hosted by MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer.
CATCH THE LIVE SCREENING AND BROADCAST
Streaming live across the two-day ticketed event on Hyperplay.sg, with key segments broadcast live across Southeast Asia, the first edition of Hyperplay will feature the first ever League of Legends ASEAN tournament with national teams from the 10 ASEAN countries.
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About the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth www.mccy.gov.sg
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. Since its inception in November 2012, MCCY has been actively engaging the arts, heritage, sports, community and youth sectors.
The Ministry aims to bring into sharper focus the efforts to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation. MCCY will work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.
About the National Youth Council (全国青年理事会)
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
YOUTHx is a celebration of diverse youth interests, giving youths the opportunity to discover and unleash their potential, embody the spirit of passion, dynamism and the freedom to dream big.
Recognising the many interests and passions of youths in Singapore, YOUTHx will culminate in a larger celebration on 4-5 August 2018 – a combination of SHINE Festival, GetActive!SG, and for the first time ever, Hyperplay.
With Singapore helming the ASEAN chairmanship in 2018, the weekend festivities will also incorporate an ASEAN flavour.
About Riot Games
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. Riot’s mission is to be the most player-focused company in the world.
About League of Legends
League of Legends is a fast-paced & skill based competitive online game. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and play-style, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. With an ever-expanding roster of champions, frequent updates and a thriving tournament scene, League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level. Over 100 million people globally play every month.
MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and new MTV Studios unit which produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and Linear platforms based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises. For more information about MTV in Asia, visitwww.mtvasia.com.
About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.
About Clear Men
Clear Men is the world’s number 1 male shampoo brand, 100% made for men to give unbeatable protection against dandruff. Clear Men inspires every man to show the world that regardless of his circumstance, challenges or barriers, that every man has the capacity to showcase his winning spirit. That in itself, is success.
Singtel is Asia’s leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 650 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.