Bringing Competitive Gaming into the heartlands
19 June 2012 0 comments
Back by popular demand, Clementi New Media Champions and Clementi Youth Executive Committee (YEC) organised the Clementi Games Festival for the second consecutive year. Held on 9 and 10 June 2012, the event saw a turnout of over 800 residents of all races and ages.
This year’s event saw the hosting of six competitive titles, including the international competition of EVO’s Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs Capcom, King of Fighters XIII, Street Fighter vs Tekken, Soul Calibur, and Fifa 2012. With Mr Daigo Umehara, Japan’s “King of 2D Fighting Games”, also participating in the competition, there was no shortage of hype and excitement from gaming fans.
Clementi Games Festival 2 also provided residents with the opportunity to play some of their favourite arcade and console games such as Basketball Challenge, Taiko Drums, and Xbox’s Kinect.
What was new this year was the Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) Challenge, which came complete with three monitor screens, actual racing seats and a steering wheel. Also new were the Xball arcade machine and UFO Toy Catcher machine. On top of the games, residents also stand to win an iPad if they completed all free play stations.
PA’s Chief Executive Director, Mr Yam Ah Mee, presented the prizes for the competitive games and lucky draw, and also tried his hands at being a race car driver at the GT5 Challenge.
‘It is great to see such a big turnout of teenagers and youngsters at this event. This is a great platform for youths to play their favourite games and make friends with other residents,“ Mr Yam exclaimed.
Clementi Games Festival was first organised in 2011 to promote online interactions among residents and provide them with the opportunity to meet up and bond in the real world. Gamers got to know about the Clementi Games Festival through the Friends of Clementi Facebook page, a page set up by Clementi CC to keep residents updated about the happenings and developments in their estate. Prior to the actual event, gamers connected online, accessed each other’s skills and exchanged gaming tips.
“Last year was the first time we successfully brought residents together through our Facebook page to meet up at the CC. We received positive feedback and this spurred us on to organise it again this year” said Mr Goh Jiahao, Chairman of Clementi CC YEC.
Check out more exciting photos of the Clementi Games Festival 2 at the Clementi Youths Facebook page.