What exactly is Campus Game Fest? Well, you’re not the only one to ask that question. If you haven’t heard of this event before then I don’t blame you because I’ll be honest, I haven’t heard of it until I was told to cover it by Sal.
Before we get into it, here’s a little background from their official site:
CAMPUS GAME FEST (CGF) is an initiative spearheaded by the Singapore CyberSports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM), co-organised by the CyberAthlete Professional League (CPL). Positioned as the biggest internet party for the youth in Singapore, the festival is filled with digital lifestyle activities in the areas of Games, Arts, Media & Edutainment. CGF has the objectives of promoting creativity, innovation and cultivating cyber wellness via a balanced and healthy lifestyle approach for the youth.https://campusgamefest.org
I’ll admit I was intrigued after looking through their site to learn more about the event and the fact that this is currently their 7th year of organizing this event surprised me that there wasn’t more coverage on it.
We (I dragged Sal with me) made the harsh journey to the Singapore Indoor Stadium, braving the heat of the burning sun and countless humans. We arrived around noon (we were supposed to be there at 10 am but you know how it is) only to be greeted by emptiness.
We were rather confused if we were at the right place and decided to double-check if we got lost again (a usual occurrence with us).
Thankfully, we were at the right place and so we optimistically assumed that we were just late to the show and decided to head-on in to be amazed!
And amazed we were, indeed!
The event was teeming with life and there was so much going on that it was hard to keep track of everything.
There was something for everyone there to enjoy; you could sit back and watch the main stage competitions that were being conducted (we missed out on the Campus Legends FIFA 19 competition but managed to catch the S.E.A Mobile Legends match instead).
If sitting around wasn’t good enough, you could explore the various booths to try out games like Beat Saber, Rumble League and Apex Legends to name a few.
If that wasn’t enough and you needed something more to get the blood pumping, you could always compete in the various tournaments available for games like PUBG and DOTA; although you’d have to register beforehand to gain entry.
For those looking to showcase their skills and represent Singapore, could do so by signing up to participate and winning in ‘Predator League Singapore 2020’.
All in all, the event was amazing and definitely worth the journey.
Although, there were some games that I would have expected to see included in terms of competitive gameplay but was surprised that it wasn’t included in the event; games like Overwatch and Halo would have been amazing additions to the event.
If you missed your chance at visiting the event this year then hopefully we’ll get to see you there again next year!