Countdown to Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games
Mark your calendar as we countdown to Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games. With 100 days to the first ever Global Esports Games, the Organizing Committee are rapidly developing plans to welcome the world’s esports community to Singapore for the World Finals come December 17, 2021.
Inspired by our powerful universal values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion and innovation, and despite the challenges of social distancing requirements and restricted travel; the Global Esports Games will convene the world’s esports community in our dynamic metaverse – where the real and virtual worlds seamlessly converge.
Member Federations and esports athletes across the world are already preparing National/Territory Selections, before progressing to the Regional Qualifier Tournament ahead of the World Finals in Singapore. They are competing across three major esports titles – PC MOBA title: Dota 2 (Valve); Console titles: eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Konami) and Street Fighter V (Capcom).
More than top-level esports competition alone, the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games will feature exciting Demonstration Events – showcasing Active Esports, including Freestriker, developed in collaboration with GEF Global Partner, Refract Technologies. Freestriker is an immersive, non-contact virtual sport played using a precise, real-time motion tracking system called AXIS, which maps the player’s full-body movements to turn martial arts skills into a dynamic, exciting, virtual competition.
In parallel, GEFcon, the global convention of thought leaders and idea creators, and the GEFestival, which offers a dynamic celebration of esports culture highlighting music, art, technology, fashion, food, and much more, promises to add to the diverse, immersive and robust world-class program set against the backdrop of spectacular Singapore.
Guided by its universal value of fair play, the GEF Board has approved the development of a framework program of initiatives for coaching, safeguarding and safety standards, as well as further focus on athlete and player health and wellness. With guidance from leading Publishers, Developers, Pro-Teams, Athletes and Players, these initiatives will focus on the grassroots of the community in our Member Federations and sustain the growth of esports around the world, ensuring a prosperous and sustainable future for everyone.
This program will be introduced in the first quarter of 2022 and will be outlined during the GEF General Assembly to be held on December 16, 2021 in Singapore.