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OMEN by HP in support of: Harvey Norman Gamers Cup

July 5, 2018 |by Zenway Productions | 0 Comments | Esports, Events, News | , , , , , , ,

OMEN by HP in support of: Harvey Norman Gamers Cup is back again this year, BIGGER and BETTER than ever! This year, the vibrant 2-DAY event will bring together the best Overwatch teams in the country, to compete for the ultimate glory! Held at Harvey Norman Millenia Walk South Galleria, the event promises to be a celebration of competition and community.

REGISTER NOW to witness an intense, action-packed competition!

The rules are updated and will serve throughout the duration of the competition. Organisers reserve the right to make changes to the rules and make decisions in fairness of the tournament proceedings. If you have any questions, please send an email to tournaments@zenwayproductions.com.

1. Tournament Information

1.1. Key dates

1.1.1. Offline Qualifier on Day 1

  • Qualifier dates: 14th July 2018
  • Format: Single Elimination, Best of 3
  • Venue: Millenia Walk Atrium outside Harvey Norman, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Singapore 039596

1.1.2. Offline Finals

  • Finals dates: 15th July 2018
  • Format: Finals, Single elimination, Best of 3 and Grand Finals, Best of 5
  • Venue: Millenia Walk Atrium outside Harvey Norman, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-59 to 63, Singapore 039596

1.2. Registration

  • Registration is FREE.
  • This is a tournament series will consist of a 2 day offline event with the first day as qualifiers and second day as the finals; players are required to report punctually, remain contactable on registered phone number and be present during the finals in order to participate.
  • All Registrants are required to fulfil their tournament registration on Eventbrite:
  • For registration: https://zenway.sg/OMENxHN2018
  • Information required during registration
    o Team Name:
    o Captain’s / Vice Captain’s / Members Names:
    o Captain’s / Vice Captain’s / Members Contact Number:
    o Team Logo (at least 1000×1000 resolution) in PNG format with transparent backgrounds
    o Overwatch Battletag
  • Registration will be closed on 2359 hrs on 12th July 2018.

2. Prize Pool Breakdown

Prizes

Champion: $1,500 Harvey Norman Vouchers & 6 x OMEN Keyboard 1100
1st Runner Up: $600 Harvey Norman Vouchers & 6 x OMEN Headset
2nd Runner Up: $300 Harvey Norman Vouchers & 6 x OMEN Mouse

3. Format

3.1. Player Eligibility

All players participating in the Overwatch OMEN x Harvey Norman Gamers’ Cup must enter with their Overwatch BattleTag. The game account will be used to invite players into custom matches and for verification purposes.

This tournament is only open for players residing in Singapore.

3.2. Team and Player Names

Only registered team members can play for a team. Playing a match with a ringer is strictly prohibited. Players and team members must compete with their Overwatch team names and BattleTag during all matches in the tournament proceeding.

3.3. Roster

3.3.1. Registered Players

  • Teams are only allowed to play with players registered on the team roster during the registration phase.
  • Teams are only allowed to have a maximum of 1 substitute player.

3.3.2. Roster Changes

  • All roster changes must be made prior to the start of te tournament.
  • Any roster changes must be made known to the admins via email by 13th July 2018 2359 hrs.
  • Any later it will be considered void.

3.3.3. Roster Lock

  • Upon qualification for the offline finals, rosters will be locked.
  • Teams will only be allowed to change up to a maximum of 2 players inclusive of the substitute player.
  • Players who are substitutes for already qualified teams cannot be part of another team.
  • Playing with unregistered players or usage of ringers will result in punishment.

3.4. Game Version

All games are to be played using the latest version of the game to participate in the tournament. Any updates must be installed before the start of the tournament. Any delays need to be kept to a minimum; no time wastage is allowed.

3.5. Gear and Equipment

All players must use provided HP Omen Gaming Gear at event venue on the day. Users are not allowed to swap out their gear.

3.6. Technical Issues

Teams are responsible for their own technical issues (hardware/internet). Matches will not be rescheduled due to above mentioned issues and will go on nevertheless. If maximum pause time and/or delay is exceeded, the game will continue even if the issues are unresolved.

3.7. Disqualification

  • To maintain fairness during the tournament, the organiser reserves the right to disqualify teams.
  • Teams found partaking in the following scenarios will be disqualified from the tournament:
    o Deliberate stalling of the game can result in losing that game or series entirely
    o Deliberate leaving of a match before it ends can result in forfeit and winning point awarded to the opposing team
    o Usage of exploits or third-party programs/cheats will result in player and/or team disqualification
    o Unsportsmanlike conduct (Toxicity in chat, excessive bad manners, physical violence etc) will result in player and/or team disqualification
    o Betting or match fixing will result in player and/or team disqualification

4. Rules

4.1. Tournament Format

4.1.1. Match Settings

  • Rule Set: Competitive mode
  • High Bandwidth: On
  • Game Mode:
    o Offline Finals: Best of 3 Single Elimination
    o Grand Finals: Best of 5
  • Map Rotation: Single map
  • Return to lobby: After a game
  • Maps available: King’s Row, Numbani, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Dorado, Hanamura, Temple of Anubis, Volskaya, Nepal, Lijiang Tower, Hollywood, Ilios, Route 66, Eichenwalde, Oasis, Junkertown, Blizzard World & Rialto
  • Hero selection: 1 per team
  • Disable kill cam: On
  • General ruling: In the case of a tied game on Assault, Hybrid or Escort matches, a Best of 1 Control map is to be played. The team that successfully captures the first objective on the first point of the control map will win the tie.

4.2. Pauses

  • Pauses should only be used in an event of disconnection or hardware issues at which the game host or marshal must be informed immediately.
  • Each team has a total of 10 minutes’ pause time during a match.
  • When resuming, both teams must acknowledge to resume.
  • If pause time has exceeded 10 minutes, the game must be resumed regardless of issues being resolved or fixed. If one team refuses a resume, the opposing team will win by default.
  • In the event of a pause due to a disconnection, teammates of the disconnected player must provide a screenshot as proof of the player being disconnected from the game.
    o The screenshot will only be required to be submitted in the event of a dispute.
  • Admins reserve the right to request for a pause during a match in case of any issues on the organiser’s side. The time served during this situation will not be included in the 10 minutes’ pause allocated.

4.3. Map Pick

  • Unless otherwise specified, the map pick rules are as follows:
    o The organiser will pick the 1st map of each series
    o The losing team will then pick the next map of the series
  • The organiser will announce the map pick together with the brackets 1 day before the event starts.

4.4. Map Pool

  • The map order will be predetermined by Organiser.
    • Teams are not allowed to pick maps that has been played before in the same series.
  • Bracket link:
    • https://zenway.sg/OMENxHN2018_Brackets
  • Best of 3
    • 1st Map – Control Map (Decided by Organiser)
    • 2nd Map – Escort + Hybrid Map
    • 3rd Map – Assault Map
  • Best of 5
    • 1st Map – Control Map (Decided by Organiser)
    • 2nd Map – Escort + Hybrid Map
    • 3rd Map – Assault Map
    • 4th Map – Escort + Hybrid Map (Excluding map chosen in 2nd set)
    • 5th Map – Control + Assault Map (Excluding map chosen in 1st & 3rd set)
  • Control Map order:
    • Round 1: Nepal
    • Round 2: Oasis
    • Semi Finals: Li Jiang Tower
    • Grand Finals: Ilios

4.5. Custom Match Settings

4.5.1. Rule Set

  • Rule set: Competitive

4.5.2. Map Options

  • Map rotation: After a game
  • Map order: Single Map
  • Return to lobby: After a game

4.5.3. Maps

  • Disable all maps except for the map that is to be played.

4.5.4. Hero Options

  • Hero selection limit: 1 per team
  • All heroes are currently allowed
  • Role selection limit: None
  • Allow Hero Switching: On
  • Respawn as random hero: Off

4.5.5. Heroes

  • All heroes are to be set as “on” unless otherwise instructed.

4.5.6. Gameplay Options

  • High bandwidth: On
  • Control game mode format: Best of 5
  • Health modifier: 100%
  • Damage modifier: 100%
  • Healing modifier: 100%
  • Ultimate charge rate modifier: 100%
  • Respawn time modifier: 100%
  • Ability cooldown modifier: 100%
  • Disable skins: Off
  • Disable health bars: Off
  • Disable kill cam: On
  • Disable kill feed: Off
  • Headshots only: Off

4.5.7. Team Options

  • Team balancing: Off
  • When balancing occurs: After a mirror match

4.6. Match Score Reporting

  • Teams must screenshot the end of match screen and send it to tournament admins for verification purposes.
    o Teams must send to the match_reporting channel in the discord server.
    o Team Captains must send the screenshot and score to the admin email tournaments@zenwayproductions.com with the Subject Title indicating team name and if you have won or lost.

4.7. Regions

This tournament is currently held in the Americas Region server. Teams roster and players have to have accounts and BattleTag from this server.

4.8. Substitute Players

  •  Substitutes can play in the tournament starting with the next match series.
  • Substitutes cannot come into play in a series that has already begun.
  • The substitute must be registered as part of the team roster before the tournament begins.
  • The registered substitute players cannot be a part of any line-ups of other registered teams that are participating in the tournament.
  • Should such a substitute player be found, the registration of the substitute player will be considered void and will not be able to act as a substitute for the team.

4.9. Number of Players

Matches will be played with a 6 on 6 team roster. If a side has less players during the beginning of the match, the match can carry on with less members if both teams agree to do so.

4.10. No Show

4.10.1. Registration

If a player is not present during registration or attendance taking phase will be marked as late and not allowed to participate in the tournament.

4.10.2. Match

  • If a player is late during a match or is ready only 15 minutes after match has started; will not be allowed to play during that series.
  • The Team Captain will be given a choice to start the match as 5 players or forfeit the match.
  • The player whom is late is not allowed to re-join this match series.

4.10.3. During Match

  • Players are not allowed to go on breaks in between a game in a series.
  • Players must remain contactable during the tournament series.

4.11. Disconnection

In the situation of a disconnection, the match should be paused while waiting reconnection of the affected player(s). The team(s) affected are allowed to continue to play the match at a disadvantage.

4.12. Forfeit

Participants can choose to forfeit a match if they wish. Forfeiting will result in loss of the match.

4.13. Protests

If a match is wrongfully reported or if any suspected issues arise, teams have 10 minutes after match ends to make a protest. Protests must include appropriate screenshots or results showing the results of the issues. Teams are responsible to provide proof of match results in case of dispute.
Only a team, which participated in a match, can complain about their opponent breaking the rules.

4.14. Re-hosting

A re-host is only allowed to be made by admin and tournament officials. In the re-host game, teams must choose the team side. Disconnects and lag issues will only qualify for a re-host if the issue occurs the within the first 60 seconds of the game (not inclusive of the time spent in hero selection).

4.15. Observers

  • Admins and tournament officials are to be the only ones allowed to observe, except for people whom are given permission by the organising team such as shoutcasters.
  • Any unauthorized people invited will be kicked from the lobby.

5. Results

Both teams are responsible to submit and check all results. Results must be submitted all games in a series has been completed. If anything is unclear and a dispute needs to be filled, participants have to provide screenshots to verify the result and file for a protest.

6. Communications and Support

Play use Discord for all communications. Players are to report for attendance and are required to answer to admins and tournament officials when called for.

6.1. Discord Channel

  • Team captains/vice-captains/managers are required to report to this discord channel – https://discord.gg/hngc-ow for registration, verification and tournament purposes.
  •  Team captains/vice-captains/managers have to be contactable through this discord channel at all times during the competition.

6.2. Admins and Tournament Officials

All participants must adhere to the decisions and rules of the tournament organizers, admins, and referees. All decisions are final, except in cases where the option to appeal is clearly stated. Conversations, either verbal or written, between organizers, admins, or referees, and participants are confidential. Publicly posting or sharing these conversations with outside parties is strictly forbidden, unless permission is obtained.

7. Match Media

All match media such as screenshots, replays and recordings are to be kept for at least 14 days. Participants are advised to upload all media for safekeeping as soon as possible. Faking or manipulating match result is strictly prohibited.

8. Casting and Streaming

Casting and/or streaming the tournament is only allowed if agreed by admins or tournament officials. Please contact the organisers if you wish to cast and/or stream the game and/or match series.

All rules are subject to change without notification.

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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
We’ll be looking forward to having you on site at the biggest FIFA 17 tournament of the year
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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 Zenway Productions | 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 Zenway Productions | 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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