Lion City Esports Cup X Mineski Pro Gaming League – DOTA 2 Rules and Regulations

April 17, 2018 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on Lion City Esports Cup X Mineski Pro Gaming League – DOTA 2 Rules and Regulations | Esports, Events | , , , , , , , , , ,

1. Introduction

1.1 Definition

The Lion City Esports Cup (LCEC) is an Esports tournament in Singapore, organised by SCOGA and produced by Zenway Productions Pte Ltd.

The 2018 series will consist of one DOTA 2 online tournament happening on one weekend held on 5th and 6th May 2017 with the 1st place team qualifying to the Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL) Asian Championships Regular Season for DOTA 2; where they will stand a chance to emerge victorious among the best in Asia.

1.2 Application

The Rules and Regulations stated will apply to all players participating in the tournament.

1.3 Updates

The tournament organiser and the event producer reserves the right to modify the present Rules and Regulations at any time without notice.

1.4 Competition format

  • Online Qualifiers: Best of 3 Round Robin
  • Semi-Finals: Best of 3 Single Elimination*
  • Grand Finals: Best of 3 Single Elimination*

2. Schedules

  • Date: 5th May 2018
  • Venue: Online
  • Qualification: Top 4 will proceed to next stage
Semi-Finals & Finals:
  • Date: 6th May 2018
  • Venue: Online (Matches will be streamed)
  • Qualification: 1st Place winner* will qualify as the Singapore representation in the Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL) Regular Season
  • Prize: 1st Place winner* will also receive S$300

More info here:

*Please note that all teams are required to complete their matches (Including 3rd/4th placing).

3. Teams & Players

3.1 Team Size

A Team has to consist of at least five participants. Those persons will be called “team members” or “members” of the team in the following.

3.2 Lineup Info

All teams must provide the administration the following information upon request:

a) Full names of all members
b) Steam accounts of all members
c) Primary in-game nicknames of all members
d) Nationality of all members
e) Identity of the captain and optionally of the manager
f) Clan/Team logo (500 x 500 px or bigger)

3.3 Lineup Changes

3.3.1 Team members can be removed or changed as long as there are five participants in the team.

3.3.2 Team members MUST consist of a minimum of Three Singaporeans at all times.

3.3.3 A new member can only be added during the tournament, if he hasn’t played a game for another team inside the tournament.

3.3.4 To request a removal, change or addition to the team, the captain or manager of the team or the affected member himself has to contact the producers of the tournament by email to

3.4 Stand-ins

3.4.1 Stand-ins are persons used by a team as a player during a match, without being an official team member.

3.4.2 A stand-in may not be member of another team or have played a game for another team within the same or a higher stage of the competition.

3.4.3 The maximum of stand-ins used by a team within one game is 2.

3.4.4 Further limitations to the usage of stand-ins may be declared in the individual rules of the competition.

3.4.5 Stand-ins must adhere to all lineup rules as stated in 3.3.

4. Schedule & Punctuality

4.1 Game times

4.1.1 The official schedule of the competition will be announced on SCOGA and Zenway Production website and/or FaceBook pages. The information will also be posted on Discord channel for match reporting.

4.1.2 If a delayed end of a previous match prohibits a match to start on schedule (due to either one of the involved teams still playing or the official broadcaster still streaming the previous match within the same tournament), the match time is changed to 5 minutes after the end of the previous match.

4.1.3 In a match consisting of more than one game, the official start time of each following game is set to 5 minutes after the end of the previous game.

4.2 Rescheduling

The change of a match time is only possible under exceptional circumstances and has to be confirmed by the administration.

4.3 Punctuality

4.3.1 If a team is not ready to start a game in time, the following punishments will be applied by the referee:

5 minutes late => Level 1 Draft Penalty 10 minutes late => Level 2 Draft Penalty 15 minutes late => Level 3 Draft Penalty 20 minutes late => Forfeit of the game (not the whole match)

X minutes late means that the team is not ready to start until X minutes after the official start time of the game.

4.3.2 If a team is partly present, but decided to run the draft without full lineup (followed by an AP remake), the following is done:

The time late of the team is set to the delay of draft start plus 5 minutes (the estimated cost of the remake), and the draft penalty is set accordingly. If the remake turns out to cost more than 5 minutes, the draft penalty might afterwards be raised to a forfeit loss, or a draft penalty for the next game might be added (depending on the overall delay).

Time late = X + Y + Z with…

X = time after the official game start time until the team signalizes to be ready to start the draft

Y = time after the end of the draft until the team is fully ready to start the actual game

Z = delay time transfered from previous games (in most cases 0)

If X + Y + Z exceeds 20 minutes, the game is forfeit in any case. Otherwise a draft penalty is applied as usual.

4.3.3 In case of extraordinary circumstances, the referee may decide to abstain from the punishment.

5. Hosting & Settings

5.1 Lobby Hosting

5.1.1 Every game gets hosted by a referee. The teams receive the password from him about 15 minutes before the match time in Discord. At least one member of each team has to be present at that time to communicate with the opponents and administration.

5.1.2 Participants are not allowed to pass the password on to anyone but the other members of his team and the stand-in(s) for the match.

5.2 Spectators

Only referees, official broadcasters, Zenway Productions staff members, anyone authorized by a referee, and the ten players are allowed to be inside the game. Team managers may join the lobby, but have to leave before the game starts. Everyone else has no permission to enter.

5.3 Server Location

The server location is chosen by a referee based on the server policy of the competition. The server policy is specified in the competition’s individual rules.

5.4 Sides & Drafting Order

5.4.1 Selection priority for the first game of a match is decided by a cointoss done by the match admin. If there is a second game, the other team will get selection prority. The same process is repeated with a new cointoss for game 3 (if existing) and so forth.

5.4.2 Before each game, the team with selection priority may either select a side or a draft order. The opposing team can choose the remaining factor.

5.5 Game Settings

The referee has to put the following settings to the lobby:

GAME MODE – Captains Mode, unless stated otherwise by the individual competition rules
PENALTY-RADIANT – chosen by the referee
PENALTY-DIRE – chosen by the referee
SERIES TYPE – chosen by the referee Enable cheats – No Fill empty slots with bots – No All Chat – No
BOT DIFFICULTY – free choice
VERSION – Tournament, unless chosen otherwise by the referee
SPECTATORS – chosen by the referee depending on the competition
DELAY – 2 minutes, unless chosen otherwise by the referee

6. During a Game

6.1 Picks & Bans

The hero pool always consists of all heroes the game mode allows and might therefore change several times during the competition. The game must not be paused during the draft, unless a drafter disconnects.

6.2 Pauses

Each team has the right to pause the game for an acceptable duration, if a player announces it at least three seconds in advance and calls a coherent reason (exception: not necessary, if someone disconnects).

The game must not be resumed before both teams agree with it. When the number or the duration of breaks becomes too high or long, the administration may force the continuation of the game.

6.3 Disconnects & Reconnects

If a player disconnects, the game is to be paused instantly. Everyone has up to ten minutes to reconnect to the game (if the same person disconnects more than once, all times get added up). If this time is passed, the opposing team may continue the game, unless an admin demands the opposite. The affected player is in this case still allowed to rejoin later on.

6.4 Broadcasting

6.4.1 Every authorized spectator (according to 4.2) inside the game is allowed to provide a video stream with a delay of at least two minutes.

6.4.2 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.

6.5 Bugs

If any serious bugs occur, the game has to be paused immediately and the administration decides how to continue. Knowingly abusing a bug is strictly forbidden.

6.6 Tools / Hacks

The usage of any Dota-related tool aside from Steam and Dota 2 during a match is strictly forbidden.

6.7 Ending

A game is finished, when an Ancient Fortress is destroyed, when the majority of a team leaves on purpose, or when the administration decides on it.

7. 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.

All results are to be sent to with the subject title “[Game Name][Team name] Match results”.

8. 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.

8.1. Discord Channel

Team captains/vice-captains/managers are required to report to this discord channel LCECxMPGL Singapore Qualifier – for registration, verification and tournament purposes.

Please join the Discord channel and state your name, steam ID and gamer nickname for verification to confirm your attendance.

Any unverified personnel in the channel will be removed.

Team captains/vice-captains/managers have to be contactable through this discord channel at all times during the competition.

8.2. 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.

9. 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.

10. Rule Violations and Punishments

10.1 Punishments

Breaking of the rules or ignoring the order of an admin may result in a punishment for a whole team or a specific player. Type and amount is chosen by a referee.

10.2. Possible Team Punishments

  • Default Loss for one game
  • Default Loss for the whole match
  • Time Penalty for the next draft
  • Score Reduction (during a group stage)
  • Prize Money Reduction
  • Temporary or permanent ban from the competition

10.3. Possible Player Punishments

  • Temporary ban from the competition
  • Permanent ban from the competition

 11. Prize Money Distribution

All prize money will be paid after the end of the LCEC x MPGL Singapore Qualifier and after the confirmation of the team’s entry into the MPGL Asian Championships.
All prize money transfers are to be handled via bank transfer. The prize money will only be transferred to the team captain. The Team Captain has to make sure that his team members will receive the prize money.
If a team forfeits the MPGL qualification, they will automatically forfeit the prize money. The said qualification and prize money will be forwarded to the next available qualified team.
All rules are subject to change without notification.

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

September 20, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on Zenway Productions takes the heartlands by storm with The Seletar Mall Esports Festival! | 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!


Overwatch Harvey Norman Gamers Cup 2017

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on Overwatch Harvey Norman Gamers Cup 2017 | 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:
Registration link for qualifier 2:

For more info about rules and regulations:

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!


The Seletar Mall Esports Festival

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on The Seletar Mall Esports Festival | 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!


The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Side Events

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Side Events | 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!


The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Game Experience Zone

September 3, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Game Experience Zone | 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.



The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Tournaments

August 25, 2017 |by Zenway Productions | Comments Off on The Seletar Mall Esports Festival – Tournaments | 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:

For more info about rules and regulations:

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:

For more info about rules and regulations:

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:

For more info about rules and regulations: