It was a gamer’s paradise as more than 800 enthusiasts flocked to the second SAFRA E-sports Carnival. Held over two days on 31 Mar and 1 Apr, it was organised by the SAFRA Youth Network, and offered fast-paced, highadrenalin fun for participants and spectators alike. The carnival had a competitive zone, one of its two main segments, where a total of 160 participants tussled for supremacy in the lastman-standing shooter game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.
The top performers in the solo and team categories took home prizes worth more than$2,000. Five exciting qualifying rounds of competition saw the top eight players from each group proceeding to the grand finals. Other games featured at the carnival included Dota 2, FIFA and Street Fighter, which attracted participants in the other main segment – the challenge zone – to win battles and complete challenges to walk away with “bounty bags” filled with attractive goodies.
One of the challenges was for participants duelling in Street Fighter to win the battle and despatch the opponent with a special attack. Available for the first 100 successful challenge winners daily, the “bounty bags” included goodies worth more than $40. The carnival, for which registration was free, was warmly received for the second straight year after the inaugural edition was held at SAFRA Toa Payoh.
Please visit the SAFRA Youth Network’s Facebook page (www.fb.com/SYNCsg) for more information about upcoming activities, and make sure to look out for the next annual SAFRA E-sports Carnival!