Campus Game Fest 2016 announced, features amateur Street Fighter V tournament

Campus Game Fest 2016 is confirmed for 24–26 June, this time pairing up with PlayStation Asia to offer a Street Fighter V amateur tournament. That’s on top of the hearty mix of exhibitions, competitions, and community events that have all been held at ITE College Central for the past three years.

Jointly organized by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), Campus Game Fest has grown steadily over the years to become a mid-year gaming convention of sorts. While it doesn’t boast a large budget or scale, it has certainly managed to carve out its own identity.

A significant part of that identity is the 3D2N LAN party known as Just Play! – yes, you really do stay overnight surrounded by video games. Registration has already begun and ITE students may take advantage of their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) funds to cover the S$159 ticket.

Street Fighter V Under-25 Amateur Tournament

Qualifier tournaments will be held on 27 February and 5 March at the Sony Store located in Somerset 313.

Eligibility is restricted to those aged 13 to 25 years old as of 1 January 2016. Eight winners from these Best of Three, single-elimination tournaments will move on to the finals held during Campus Game Fest itself, where a prize pool of more than $5,000 awaits.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and closes this Thursday, 25 February. Here’s a link to the full tournament rules while we’re at it.

Alternatively, there will be a series of roadshow events held at ITE and polytechnic campuses, although details for these are not yet available.

Information on Campus Game Fest 2016 is also scarce this early on, though we’ll be keeping an eye on any significant developments. You may secure your free ticket now.

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.