SINGAPORE – Riot Games, the videogame publisher behind the game League of Legends, played by 100 million players monthly, and youth entertainment brand MTV announced today the introduction of Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival. Hyperplay is presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore, and will integrate the two biggest pop culture pillars of this generation, esports and music, into a weekend event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Streaming live across the two-day ticketed event on Hyperplay.sg, with key segments broadcast live across South-East Asia, the first edition of Hyperplay will feature the first ever League of Legends ASEAN tournament with national teams from the 10 ASEAN countries. They will clash head-on in two days of intense League of Legends matches, where the victorious team will earn the title of ASEAN champion.
“Riot has been engaging in musical collaborations with great artists for years. A lot of gamers are also music fans, but it is exciting to see that a lot of talented musicians are also gamers, with whom we can create tailored music experiences within our game universe. With Hyperplay, we hope to deliver a great event that gaming fans will enjoy, and that an even broader audience will see it as an opportunity to discover the richness of the gaming culture,” said Johnson Yeh, Managing Director of Riot Games for Greater China and South-East Asia.
The esports tournament will share the stage with MTV Spotlight, comprised of four electrifying music performances by international, regional and local artists. The music performances will also be edited into a 60-minute “MTV Spotlight” special, which will premiere on 21 August on MTV in South-East Asia.
Further details of Hyperplay, including the artist line-up, will be announced in the run up to the event. Registration for the esports tournament will begin in the coming weeks, with qualifiers beginning in May. Tickets for the event go on sale in May.