27 April 2022, Singapore – After a successful third season in 2021 that saw over 681,000 viewers tune in to its broadcasts and live streams clocking in more than 23,230 hours watched, Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) is pleased to announce that the Campus Legends student esports event will return for a fourth season on 20 May 2022.
The format of Campus Legends remains largely unchanged and is an inter-tertiary tournament that involves all 16 of Singapore’s institutes of higher learning. It was designed to provide students with a platform to explore and build a career in competitive gaming. This isn’t just limited to being a professional gamer but also includes various professional roles in the esports and gaming industry such as shout casters, team managers and streamers.
Organised by SCOGA and Esports Academy, Campus Legends is supported by organising partner Singtel’s PVP Esports and *SCAPE. Official partners include the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), Republic Polytechnic, ITE College Central, Murdoch University – Kaplan, NTUC U Associate, the National Youth Council, AOC Gaming Monitors, MATE MATE, and Yup.gg.
Season 4’s action-packed format
In this season, participants will have to showcase their skills in first-person hero shooter, Valorant for the PC category and also the mobile multiplayer online battle arena game, Mobile Legends Bang Bang for the mobile category.
For the first time ever, students who prefer a different challenge can also take part in the esports cycling game, Zwift. This is a continuation of SCOGA’s partnership with the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) which was announced on 4 August 2021.
Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and physical training programme that is part of the Olympic Virtual Series and is approved by the cycling world governing body Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This will be an individual competition and is open to students from Institutes of Technical Education (ITE), Polytechnics, Colleges and Junior Colleges.
The group stages and playoffs for Campus Legends Season 4 will take place over nine weekends, beginning on 20 May 2022 with the individual school qualifying rounds and then followed by the group stages, which will take place from June to July 2022 and culminating in the Grand Finals on 6-7 August 2022. These games will all be live streamed on Twitch and TikTok for fans to follow the progress of the various teams and to be part of the action.
To add to the excitement and provide viewers with play-by-play commentary, broadcasts of the games will also feature shout casters from SCOGA and the Esports Academy’s Incubator Programmes for shout casters.
Dennis Ooi, President of SCOGA, said, “After two years of hosting online-only events due to the pandemic, it is good to be back with a physical grand final. Campus Legends has come a long way since its inception four years ago and we will continue to spearhead youth and talent development for the esports scene in Singapore. We are also very grateful for our partners who have worked with us to make the event possible and look forward to kickstarting Campus Legends 2022 with a bang.”
Students who are interested to represent their institution as Campus Legends representatives are encouraged to visit the Campus Legends website at https://campuslegends.sg/ for more information.
Campus Legends gains huge additions to its partner line-up in Season 4
As Campus Legends has been growing from strength to strength and gaining new milestones every year since its inception in 2019, it continues to gain attention and support from various organisations, institutions and government bodies.
A new partner, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), will equip youths, parents and educators on how to mitigate risks of gambling which may come from gambling-like elements in games such as lootboxes and skin betting. NCPG and SCOGA will disseminate healthy gaming tips and on how parents can guide youths to game safely.
Another exciting announcement comes in the form of SCOGA and Singtel’s PVP Esports partnership and the launch of the SCOGA X PVP Esports Scholarship Fund, which is the main prize students will compete for in Season 4. Students stand a chance to win a scholarship fund worth $12,000 that is split into $6,000 cash with the other $6,000 going into their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA). This is to encourage students to remain in school and to show them that they can still chase their dreams of being professional gamers while they are in school.
“Community building is at the heart of how programmes at *SCAPE are curated, where we strive to empower and support youths to fulfil their dreams and aspirations,” said Shawn Wong, Deputy Executive Director at *SCAPE. “We look forward to working closely with SCOGA to nurture more youth talents in the esports landscape, gather communities through Campus Legends platform and form lasting bonds between like-minded youths and among industry partners.”
Professor Peter Waring, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education & Singapore Dean, Murdoch University Singapore, said: “Murdoch University is again thrilled to be sponsoring Campus Legends in 2022. As a leading Australian university in Singapore, Campus Legends is a wonderful way to connect with young Singaporeans and lend support to the growing E-Sports sector. At Murdoch University, we recognise that developing digital skills is key to a better future, and thus we are proud of our association with Campus Legends.”
Dr Susie Khoo, President at Kaplan in Singapore said: “Kaplan and our partner Murdoch University believe in encouraging the youths of today to be open to possibilities. We are pleased to support the growth of E-Sports in Singapore and the region, and the varied career opportunities made possible by this growth. We value our collaboration with SCOGA and the access it provides for our students to challenge themselves against the best and thrive as pacesetters in a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar industry.”
“At MATE MATE we are excited to partner with Campus Legends to nurture Singapore youth, elevate the esports ecosystem, and promote healthy gaming. Our energy drink is produced from natural and healthy ingredients with Low Sugar content to cater to consumer groups who are seeking healthier products at the same time not skipping the functionality and fun part.” said Michele Wang, COO of MATE MATE
AOC Gaming Monitors has also come onboard as Campus Legends’ official monitor partner and will provide its flagship AGON PRO range of monitors during the Grand Finals. These high-performance gaming monitors were designed for esports enthusiasts and professional players, ensuring participants will experience what it is like to compete at the highest level. They will also be sponsoring over $13,000 worth of prizes for the winners.
“AOC’s AGON monitors have long been the global gold standard for gamers pursuing victory in eSports, rather than simply the life of a weekend warrior,” comments Kevin Wu, General Manager, MMD Singapore.
“For gamers at this level, certain renowned AGON models live on as the legends of a fast-moving high-tech arena.” Continues, Kevin, “The AGON PRO range builds on the already considerable success of our flagship AGON brand. eSports are taking the world by storm and thousands of new participants are flocking to join. Producing ‘benchmark’ monitors for this global community is our ongoing goal and customer satisfaction is at the top of our agenda”
SCOGA was founded in 2008 and is registered with the Registry of Societies. It aims to elevate sports by nurturing local talents, cultivating online communities and creating job opportunities. One of its key pillars is the Esports Academy, which aims to create a centre of excellence around esports and youth leadership. With the broad support of industry partners and institutions such as the National Youth Council and NTUC, the Esports Academy equips esports lovers with important skills and values such as leadership, teamwork and communication to help them strive towards their aspirations and develop rewarding careers.
Over the past 15 years, more than a million have participated in SCOGA’s events in person, including at its signature event, the Campus Game Fest, which took place in the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the very first time in 2019. To date, over 1,500 learners have undergone various part-time and full-time esports education and development programmes with our Esports Academy.
About Campus Legends
First launched in 2019, Campus Legends represents SCOGA’s continued commitment to support the education and development of young gaming talents, help develop industry-ready talents, and grow viable and rewarding careers in esports. It is a unique platform that:
(a) provides student gamers with a regular opportunity to represent their institutions in esports;
(b) promotes values such as discipline, teamwork, resilience, integrity and sportsmanship through friendly competition; and
(c) provides opportunities to discover and develop various careers in and adjacent to the gaming industry.
For more information and updates, please visit https://scoga.org/ or follow us on:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeCybersports/
- Twitter: @CyberGaming
- Instagram: @singaporecybersports
- Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/scoga
- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@singaporecybersports/
- Discord: http://scoga.org/discord
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) addresses problem gambling across all forms of gambling through public education programmes and the provision of help services. NCPG’s message for youths is “Be Smart, Don’t Start”. This message is disseminated through digital media campaigns and collaborations with youth organisations/ schools. Please see www.instagram.com/ncpg.singapore for our efforts in educating youths on the risks of lootboxes and skin betting.
About AOC Gaming Monitors
Founded in 1967, AOC Gaming Monitors is a globally leading monitor and IT accessories brand and a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest LCD manufacturer. AOC Gaming Monitors’ comprehensive product portfolio provides innovative, ergonomic, environmentally conscious and stylish solutions for professional as well as personal applications.
The sub-brand of AOC Gaming Monitors, AGON by AOC, offers one of the strongest portfolios of high-performance gaming monitors in the world and a complete ecosystem of gaming accessories grouped in three categories: AOC GAMING for core gamers, AGON for competitive gamers and AGON PRO for eSports enthusiasts and professional eSports players. Since 2020 AGON by AOC has been one of the leading gaming monitor brands and a top choice of gamers worldwide.
About Kaplan in Singapore
Kaplan in Singapore is part of Kaplan Inc., one of the world’s most diverse education providers and is the largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, formerly The Washington Post Company. To date, Kaplan in Singapore has students from over 35 countries and regions, and has served over 85,000 graduates. With over 500 academic programmes for higher learning and financial certification courses available for skills development, Kaplan provides opportunities for individuals to pursue lifelong learning.
To find out more about Kaplan Singapore, visit www.kaplan.com.sg.
About Murdoch University
Murdoch University is an Australian public university with a long history of successful delivery of degree courses in Singapore. A strong testament to our recognition and quality lies in the fact that there are over 20,000 graduates of Murdoch University in Singapore. We have the widest range of Double Majors Degree options across 22 specialisations offered by any university in Singapore, along with a suite of postgraduate programmes, giving students a great deal of choice and flexibility when it comes to pursing an education of their interest and making them much more competitive when they graduate and join the labour market. To improve career readiness and employability, Murdoch EDGE @ Kaplan offers our students and graduates a myriad of services that include industry events, seminars, entrepreneurship training and access to business leaders and mentors to forge new networks.
About MATE MATE
MATE MATE is an All Natural Energy Drink brand from Singapore, designed for modern consumers with a hybrid lifestyle, like gamers, adventurers, performers, night owls.
Unlike typical energy drinks with high sugar content and harmful chemicals, MATE MATE is produced only from Natural and healthy ingredients with Low Sugar content to cater for consumer groups who are seeking healthier products at the same time not skipping the functionality and fun part.
MATE MATE is starting its worldwide expansion and is looking to re-energize the energy drinks category.
To find out more about MATE MATE, visit www.matemate.com
Powered by Singtel, PVP Esports is ASEAN’s premier multi-game, multi-country esports platform. Guided by its core values of passion, sportsmanship and healthy gaming, PVP Esports seeks to grow the regional esports ecosystem through its initiatives and tournaments. Based in Singapore, we are the voice that nurtures and levels up the community with expertise and opportunities.
PVP Esports, where gaming lives.
 Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, ITE College Central, ITE College West, ITE College East, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore Institute of Management, Murdoch University – Kaplan, and James Cook University