08 May 2015, Singapore – Garena, Southeast Asia’s largest consumer Internet platform company, today announced that its annual Garena Carnival 2015 will be held on 13th and 14th June at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Garena Carnival, now in its fifth year, will be “twice the size, twice the fun” as it brings together bigger and better gaming and entertainment experiences for fans.
As a flagship eSports event in Singapore, Garena Carnival 2015 is expected to draw over 8,000 gamers and gaming fans from across the region, where they will be immersed in an exciting and highly engaging gaming environment. Fans will be able to watch 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.
For the first time at a gaming event in Singapore, Garena Carnival will feature a stage with projection mapping technology and advanced lighting features, creating a fully immersive and unique gaming experience. To foster a stronger carnival atmosphere this year, Garena is bringing back carnival games such as laser tag, for carnival go-ers to participate in and win in-game prizes.
As a special treat for cosplay fans, renowned celebrity cosplayers, Aza Miyuko and Hori, will be specially flown in from South Korea as guest judges and to conduct meet-and-greet sessions. The final day will also feature the inaugural League of Legends cosplay competition, an opportunity for fans to showcase their creativity.
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. Gamers will notice a doubling in event scale in terms of venue size and variety of programmes and activities.”
Garena Carnival also boasts an impressive line-up of sponsors and partners, namely Title Sponsors—Logitech G and M1 Fibre Broadband, Official Gaming Machine Partner—ASUS, Official Gaming Graphic Card Partner—NVIDIA, and Official Production and Projection Partner—Circus Maximus.
"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.”
Tickets to Garena Carnival 2015 will be sold at Sistic from 8th May at S$10 each (excluding Sistic charges). Each ticketholder will be entitled to redeem an exclusive goodie bag filled with limited edition Garena Carnival 2015 merchandise worth S$35 in total.