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COMEX 2019 includes Esports Festival Asia, TVB Actors and Huawei’s new Nova 5T!

By Kenneth Ang - on 3 Sep 2019, 4:20pm

COMEX 2019 includes Esports Festival Asia, TVB Actors and Huawei’s new Nova 5T!

Techies, rejoice – COMEX 2019 is going to be one for the record. There’s so much to cover – we’ve got esports, celebrity appearances and even smartphone debuts. They’re all interesting, but like children in a toy store, we’ve only got eyes for the biggest one.

That’s right. It’s EFA.
 

1) An esports extravaganza

If you haven’t been kept up to speed, the Esports Festival Asia, or EFA is a new joint initiative by Sphere Exhibits and Gam3.Asia that’s touted to be the “biggest ever esports festival in Singapore”. It will make its debut at this year’s COMEX, bringing a jam-packed line-up of tournaments, gaming tech bargains, community matches and more!

With that said, let’s not stand on ceremony. Here are the 4 tournaments that will be taking place at the EFA.

  • eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Regional Qualifiers (5-8 September)
  • China Mobile Esports League (CMEL) League of Legends (LoL) Qualifier (5-8 September)
  • Female Esports League (FSL) Arena of Valor Elite (5-8 September)
  • Asia Champions Esports (ACE) League (7-8 September)

No doubt that these will be the highlights for us – we’re expecting some intense matches! Anyway, if there’s a particular match you’d like to tune in for, the specifics can be found on the official EFA website.

2) A new MOBA game unveil!

As if that exhausting line-up wasn’t enough, EFA will also see the unveiling of a brand-new mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game titled Arena of Glory.

For those who already enjoy games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang or Dota 2, picking this one up should be a cakewalk. It’s a familiar formula; team up with four other friends and get to work destroying the opponent’s base.

That being said, if you’d prefer to get a feel of the gameplay before jumping in, that’s perfectly fine. Competitive showcases for Arena of Glory will be held on 5-6 September from 2-3pm at Booth E3-08. Make sure to note that down in your calendar.


3) A new phone launch in conjunction with EFA

Of course, EFA isn’t the only thing that’s making its debut at COMEX 2019. Huawei will also be showing off its brand-new smartphone, the Nova 5T. Interested parties can check out the phone at Huawei’s booth within eSports Festival Asia (EFA) at the 6th floor or in any of the tournament matches happening there!


 

4) Celebrity matches!

As with any convention, the lineup wouldn’t be complete without a few celebrities showing up. However, this year’s a little different.

Instead of having popular esports players or tech moguls, we’ve got Hong Kong TVB stars Grace Chan, Katy Kung and Shaun Tam dropping by on 6-7 September. Apart from the usual meet-and-greet sessions with fans, Shaun will also be taking to the stage for a special performance.

The esports stage, that is. Yup, he’ll be duking it out in CS:GO and PUBG against two noteworthy individuals. The first of these is Leslie “Bobosaur” Soen, a professional CS:GO player who’s had consistent top 10 finishes in various regional competitions.

The second individual should be a familiar face to competitive PUBG fans. It’s Justin “0Eris0” Koh, a local esports shoutcaster who’s handled games such as PUBG, CS:GO and Vainglory in the past.

Well, looks like Shaun certainly has his work cut out for him. Will he prevail, or succumb to the onslaught? There’s only one way to find out!

6 Sep (7pm) – CS:GO match with Leslie “Bobosaur” Soen

7 Sep (2pm) – PUBG match with Justin “0Eris0” Koh

All in all, this year’s COMEX is certainly brimming with things to do, but as we’ve said before, the EFA definitely takes the cake. And from the looks of it, will probably eat it too.

And if you've soaked up enough of these new activities, you can always consider spending more time to gadget hunting to nab a good deal in the Comex show floor. Here are the good deals you should know in our show preview article!

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