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Zenway Productions takes the heartlands by storm with The Seletar Mall Esports Festival!

September 20, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News | , , , , , , , , ,

Image 1: The Seletar Mall Organising Committee, SecretLab and Zenway Productions team photo

And it’s a wrap! With over 700 participants and spectators, The Seletar Mall Esports Festival is our biggest event yet! With close to SGD$20,000 of cash and prizes, participants battled it out over a course of 7 days. Read on to find out the action you’ve missed out on!

Images 2 and 3: Mobile Legends team J3X and Impunity in the heat of battle

With 37 teams entering the arena, the qualifiers for the group stages of our first ever Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournament were held from Monday – Thursday. With a prize pool of SGD$11,000 worth of cash and prizes, we saw many well-loved local teams. The semi-finals kept everyone on the edge of their seats as we saw two giants in the MLBB community, Impunity and TitanZ face off. Ultimately, Impunity came out on top and went on to take the championship match. against INFamous with a very convincing 2-0 win. Not letting their defeat from Impunity set them back, TitanZ went on to take away the bronze title from DreamZ with a 2-0 win.

Image 4: Spectators catching the finals between Impunity and INFamous     |    Image 5: Mobile Legends Casters: Sodafiz (L) & GFree (R)

Images 6 and 7: Intensity builds in the Clash Royale Finals match between FamousKid and xfrostJr

Bigger than ever, our latest Clash Royale tournament featured many familiar names including members of prominent local clans, Aura Gaming and Nova SG. During the group stages, we saw well-known local players, The Rock and Somebody facing off in qualifiers Group D. It was a good fight but ultimately, Somebody came out on top. Ultimately, we had our top 3 winners, FamousKid, xfrostJr and V_BurningS_V take the top spot in this competition. . Fun Fact: Did you know, that in the Clash Royale 20-win challenge a month back, FamousKid was the first to complete the quest globally? It’s no wonder he came out on top for this event!

Image 8: Clash Royale Casters: Teddypay (L) & Uncle Rolo (R)

Image 9: Briefing for FIFA 17 participants on Saturday, 16th September 2017

Image 10 and 11: Players enjoy themselves to the fullest with the biggest FIFA tournament in SG with 256 players

Boasting 256 participants and having slots filled out even before registration closed, we held the biggest ever FIFA tournament in Singapore. We even had players from Indonesian team, Zeus, fly down just for the tournament! A mini challenge with Ash from OoE was held with the public as well. Veterans such as Hibidi and other members of the public took up the challenge but Ash didn’t drop a single game! Ultimately 3 members from OoE took home the top 3 places with Ash coming in at 3rd, HF14 at 2nd and Omnipotence taking the championship home.

Image 12: OoE.Ash emerges unbeaten in the FIFA 17 challenge’

Image 13: Hibidi (L) guest casts with Spooks (R)

It wasn’t just the players getting involved in the event! Game Quest cards were given out to the public for them to take part in our game challenges across 3 different booths. Family members old and young got together to try out the different types of gaming platforms available. Our console booth featured 4 different Playstation 4 games of different genres namely: Injustice 2, FIFA 17, Street Fighter V and F1 2017. Meanwhile over at the Samsung Smartphone booth, players got to try their hands out on VainGlory featuring the all new Samsung DeX . OMEN by HP presented an Overwatch Time Attack challenge on the map, Dorado. The fastest timing at the end of the weekend was 3 minutes and 8 seconds with the winners walking away with some awesome peripherals from OMEN by HP.

Image 14: JianHao Tan plays FIFA 17 friendly matches with his fans

Image 15: Truly adoring fans show their admiration for JianHao Tan during his appearance on Friday, 15th September 2017

On Friday, local YouTuber, JianHao Tan, came down as well to engage in some heart-pumping FIFA 17 action with his fans! The mall was crowded with them wanting to challenge him in attempts to walk away with some sweet prizes. Not forgetting that the finals of the VainGlory Impunity League happened as well, ending with Impunity taking home the title of Champions.

Image 16: Group shot of the winners of FIFA 17, Clash Royale and Mobile Legends

We closed off all the excitement on Sunday with a grand lucky draw featuring prizes from our sponsors. In the spotlight was a Samsung 27” Curved Monitor, the Samsung Tab S3 and the SecretLab TITAN gaming chair! Sounds amazing, right?

Image 17: Crowd shot of all FIFA 17 participants and Zenway Productions Team on Saturday, 16th September 2017

This event would not be possible without our sponsors. A huge shout out to Presenting Sponsor – Samsung, Official Gaming Chair – SecretLab and PC Gaming sponsor – OMEN by HP. And of course, Seletar Mall for giving us the opportunity to bring this event to you. Not forgetting the wonderful participants and spectators who joined us over the 7 days. We can’t wait to see you again for the next event!

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The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – FIFA 17 Tournament Format Changes

September 6, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | News

Due to the overwhelming response of the community, we had far surpassed the amount of 128.
In order to cater for the amount of players, we have decided to make adjustments to the format of the tournament!
Tournament will be run in a 256-player Single Elimination Bracket running on the same dates.
Format are as follows:
  • Round-of-256 : Best-of-1
  • Round-of-128 : Best-of-3
  • Round-of-64 : Best-of-3
  • Round-of-32 : Best-of-3
  • Round-of-16 : Best-of-3
  • Quarterfinals : Best-of-3
  • Semifinals : Best-of-3
  • Finals : Best-of-3
More details can be found at : http://zenway.sg/SMEF_ESC_FIFA17_Rules
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Overwatch Harvey Norman Gamers Cup 2017

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News

The Harvey Norman Gamers’ Cup is back! Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Harvey Norman Games Hub by taking part in the Overwatch Tournament, with over $5,000 worth of vouchers and prizes to be won! Check out what is going to happen on the 23rd and 24th of September 2017!

Registration link for qualifier 1: http://zenway.sg/OW_HNGC_Q1_Registration
Registration link for qualifier 2: http://zenway.sg/OW_HNGC_Q2_Registration

For more info about rules and regulations: http://zenway.sg/OW_HNGC_Rules

Overwatch Harvey Norman Gamers Cup 2017, being the highlight of the event, will consist of 2 weekend qualifiers on the 2nd and 3rd of September and 9th and 10th of September 2017, as well as the finals being held at Harvey Norman’s Games Hub over at Millenia walk. The top 4 teams of each qualifiers will then compete for a total of over $5000 worth of vouchers and prizes!

For gamers that are not competing, there are also exciting side activities over at Harvey Norman Games Hub with chances to win prizes proudly brought to you by Harvey Norman!

Take your game to the next level, we will see you at the Harvey Norman Games Hub next month!

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The Seletar Mall Esports Festival

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News

Calling all gaming enthusiasts, The Seletar Mall Esports Festival welcomes you! With more than $25,000 worth of cash and prizes for you to win over tournaments, gaming challenges and lucky draws, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Have a competitive spirit in you? Join our Electronic Super Cup, where players compete in either FIFA 17, Clash Royale, and Mobile Legends! With close to SGD$20,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won, what are you waiting for?

Not that competitive anymore? No worries. Our Game Experience Zone will allow you to have some fun with our daily gaming challenges! Good with a controller? The console gaming challenge you to play various games throughout the day, from racing games, to fighting games and sports games. Prefer gaming on the go? Proceed to the Samsung booth to partake in their Samsung Mobile challenge, where Samsung challenges you to their Vainglory Blitz challenge! Keyboards and mouses are your thing? Omen by HP brings to you the Overwatch Timeattack Challenge! All these challenges comes with a chance to win more than $2,000 worth of cash and prizes should you best the leaderboards!

Not so good a gamer? It’s alright. NotGoodGamers representative and YouTuber Jian Hao will be waiting to challenge you on 15th September 2017, 5pm – 7pm! Stand a chance to win cash vouchers by beating him in a game!

Maybe you’re good gamer, think you’re up there with the best. Ash, reigning champion of the Tech Saturday FIFA17 Cup awaits you on Saturday, 16th September 2017. Should you best him at his forte, you’ll be duly rewarded!

Just a casual shopper or not a gamer at all? Don’t fret. spend $20 and stand a chance to win cash vouchers daily! its ok if you did not win at the first go; all lucky draw slips that have not been drawn will be snowballed to the Grand Lucky Draw on Sunday, 17th September 2017!  Stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Secretlab TITAN Gaming Chair, Samsung 27’ Curved Monitor and many many more!

Again, there’s something for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Set your dates aside and head on down to The Seletar Mall on 11th to 17th September 2017!

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The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Side Events

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News

Are you not so good a gamer but still think you’re a better than Gaming YouTuber Jian Hao Tan from NotGoodGamers? Or do you think you’re among the best and think you can compete against the reigning champion of Tech Saturday FIFA17 Cup, Ash? Come on down to challange Jian Hao on Friday, 15th September 2017 between 5pm-7pm, or challenge Ash on Saturday, 16th September 2017 in a game of FIFA17, and stand a chance to win cash vouchers if you manage to best them on their favourite game! [Add FIFA17 Celebrity Challenge]

Think that you’re more of a pundit than a gamer? Come on down on Saturday, 16th September 2017, where selected games will be livestreamed on the stage. Spend $20 in The Seletar Mall and receive a ticket to predict a game! After every game, winners will be picked throughout the day, with a chance to win cash vouchers!

Lucky draws will be held all week long over at The Seletar Mall Esports Festival! Do not fret if you did not win during the match predictions and/or lucky draw; all lucky draw slips that have not been drawn will be snowballed to the Grand Lucky Draw on Sunday, 17th September 2017.  Stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Secretlab TITAN Gaming Chair, Samsung 27’ Curved Monitor and many many more!

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The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Game Experience Zone

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News

Come on down to our Game Experience Zones to try and set the standard for the day. Every 2 hours, prizes will be given away in the daily lucky draw as well as for the top record for console games.

Feel that you’re good with a controller? The Seletar Mall invites you down to set the bar in multiple game titles! Many prizes await you daily should you set a record on our gaming challenges!

The world needs more heroes, but what good would heroes do if they are too slow? The Seletar Mall invites you down to HP’s Overwatch Time Attack Challenge, where you and your team of heroes take on 6 AI villians for attractive prizes brought to you by HP!

Blitz your way to the top! The Seletar Mall challenges you to Samsung’s Vainglory Blitz Challenge, where you pit your team of 3 against a team of very hard AIs.

 

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The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Tournaments

August 25, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News

Think you can be the next best online soccer Champion? Compete against the best in the Seletar Mall Gaming Festival FIFA17 Tournament! Every goal you score and every save you make brings you closer to the top, where more than S$3,500 worth of cash and prizes await! What are you waiting for? Register now!

Registration link: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_FIFA17_Registration

For more info about rules and regulations: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_ESC_FIFA17_Rules

The Seletar Mall proudly brings to you the Seletar Mall Gaming Festival Clash Royale Tournament! A battle royale till one King stands on the top of the castle, fight your way through to win attractive cash and prizes worth at least S$4,000! Will you share the spoils of war? Sign up now!

Registration link: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_CR_Registration

For more info about rules and regulations: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_ESC_CR_Rules

When times are dire, Legends are born. Carve out your adventure by competing in the first Seletar Mall Gaming Festival Mobile Legends Tournament! With a total of more than S$11,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won, sign up now to create your own legend!

Registration link: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_ML_Registration

For more info about rules and regulations: http://zenway.sg/SMEF_ESC_ML_Rules

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DeadlyKittens: Who We Are

June 7, 2017 |by Maria "Saelis" Braberry | 0 Comments | News | , ,

History

While the name DeadlyKittens may not be ringing many bells at the moment, its members have had their claws in the Southeast Asian Heroes scene for a while now.

It started with Singaporean team Relics, which consistently placed in the finals of every Singaporean major competition since the game was in its early stages, due in no small part to its dynamic duo, Michael “Mirr” Luo and Bjorn “Zeys” Ong. Despite its relative success, the team suffered from a high player turnover, with members coming and going almost every season. Zeys, Mirr, and a third player, Kenny “Trinity” Widjaja, stayed together through thick and thin.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Ronel “Stronger” Tan, Neil “Nsj” San Juan (then known as vyy) and Kieron “Enavir” Goli (formerly JumpyLion) began their side of the story as team Bibingka. They were distributed into two teams under Renovatio, with Stronger and Nsj playing in R1, and Enavir in R2.

Dark Horses

Enter the Spring Championships 2016. The Singaporeans had always been the favourites to win in the regional tournaments, but not this time. The underdogs Renovatio 1 pulled out all the stops, beating both Singaporean powerhouses, Resurgence and Relics, to emerge the champions.

Summer 2016 came, and this time, Renovatio fielded just the one team, with Enavir joining the fray. Resurgence dropped out early in the competition, and it came down to Relics and Renovatio, both vying for the Southeast Asian crown. Once again, Renovatio was victorious, cementing their claim to the throne.

Sometime after, Trinity finally left Relics, which then disbanded after a two-year run, and that’s when things radically shifted.

A New Era

Renovatio, newly rebranded as Imperium Pro Team (IPT), took Mirr and Zeys on board, alongside Harharr, Stronger and Nsj. This was Southeast Asia’s best; the super team went undefeated throughout the Fall 2016 SEA Championships, wiping the floor with the competition.

Yet, once again, they went their separate ways. Frustrated with communication issues and the problems that came with having teammates from different countries, both sides returned to their roots. Mirr and Zeys formed a Singaporean team, DeadlyKittens, while Stronger and Nsj recruited Enavir and two other players, calling themselves xRenovatio.

But while united they stood, divided they fell. In the ensuing season, both teams were soundly beaten by Resurgence, who went on to Shanghai for the Eastern Clash.

Reunion

Perhaps that was the catalyst for change. Perhaps it finally dawned on all of them that sticking to their comfort zones just wasn’t enough anymore. So rather than wallow in their losses, Stronger, Mirr, Zeys, Nsj and Enavir came together once again under the name ConboxSEA for the 2017 Mid-Season Brawl. And when the dust had settled, ConboxSEA was the last team left standing.

Eager to move forward and up the ladder, the team took on Chung Khiing “Kink” Tan as their coach. Their next big break came when they were picked up by Singaporean event management company, Zenway Productions. Now known as ZW.DeadlyKittens, the team will be competing at Dreamhack Summer, held in Jönköping, Sweden, where they hope to finally make their mark on the world.

 

Team Members

Kink | Coach

Malaysian-born Chung Khiing “Kink” Tan has played in various different competitive teams, the most notable of which was Black Sheep 5, Malaysia’s . Eventually, he grew jaded with competitive play and decided to try his hand at various different roles in the esports scene. After a brief stint as a shoutcaster, his skills in conflict resolution and administration turned him towards team management.

 

 

Picture of Michael "Mirr" Luo, warrior and leader of Deadly Kittens.

Mirr: Customer service extraordinaire, or deadly kitten?

Mirr | Warrior

The de facto leader of DeadlyKittens, Michael “Mirr” Luo started his Heroes career in a team called Relics. An extremely flexible player, Mirr has an incisive understanding of the game, and is the main tank and shotcaller for the team.

Find out more about Mirr: http://zenway.sg/DeadlyKittens_Mirr

 

 

Formerly known as vyy, he made his mark as a player in the professional League team, the Manila Eagles. Today, he lends his considerable talents to the DeadlyKittens in the flex role.

Nsj | Flex

Formerly known as Vyy, Neil “Nsj” San Juan is a veteran in the competitive scene, having played as part of the professional League team, the Manila Eagles, before he put aside Champions for Heroes. He puts his considerable talents to good use in the flex role.

Find out more about NSJ: http://zenway.sg/Deadlykittens_NSJ

 

 

A jovial, humorous character, he’s the peacemaker of the team and maintains his support role both in and out of the game, taking on the responsibility of smoothing out any communication issues among his teammates.

Stronger | Support

Formerly a tank player, Ronel Flores “Stronger” Tan now takes a back seat with the support role. Always humble, he dreams of winning a major international tournament, after which he’ll change his name to Strongest.

Find out more about Stronger: http://zenway.sg/DeadlyKittens_Stronger

 

 

Not just the right-hand man anymore, Zeys, the assassin player of the DeadlyKittens, is a legend in his own right.

Zeys | Assassin

Starting out as a support player for Relics, Bjorn “Zeys” Ong put aside healing early on in favour of becoming an assassin. Since then, he and Mirr have been inseparable. Together, they held the joint spot at #1 in the Season 2 North American Leaderboards.

Find out more about Zeys: http://zenway.sg/Deadlykittens_Zeys

 

 

Picture of Kier "Enavir" Goli, bruiser of Deadly Kittens.

Beneath that innocent face lurks a bloodthirsty demon that growls AHHH FRESH MEAT.

Enavir | Bruiser

Kieron “Enavir” Goli is the bruiser of the team, and the self-proclaimed best Butcher player in Southeast Asia. Because of him, the Butcher remains unviable in competitive play, as Blizzard refuse to buff it for fear that Enavir would never lose a game again while playing it.

Find out more about Enavir: http://zenway.sg/Deadlykittens_Enavir

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Spotlight on: Bjorn “Zeys” Ong of DeadlyKittens

June 2, 2017 |by Maria "Saelis" Braberry | 0 Comments | News | , , , ,

Not just the right-hand man anymore, Zeys, the assassin player of the DeadlyKittens, is a legend in his own right. Despite being no stranger to the spotlight, we’ve never quite gotten many words out of Zeys… till now.

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Spotlight on: Neil “Nsj” San Juan of DeadlyKittens

June 1, 2017 |by Maria "Saelis" Braberry | 1 Comments | News | , , , ,

The quiet and mysterious Neil “Nsj” San Juan has enjoyed quite an illustrious gaming career in the Philippines. Formerly known as vyy, he made his mark as a player in the professional League team, the Manila Eagles. Today, he lends his considerable talents to the DeadlyKittens in the flex role.

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