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MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR NICK JONAS JOINS THE PERFORMERS’ LINE-UP FOR MTV SPOTLIGHT AT HYPERPLAY ON 5 AUGUST

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SINGAPORE, 26 JUNE 2018 – Bring out the coolers because this year’s August heatwave is about to soar in Singapore! Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, revealed today multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas, will sizzle the MTV Spotlight stage at Hyperplay on Sunday, 5 August 2018.

 

Jonas will join the following previously announced acts:

·        4 August: South Korea’s CL and Singapore’s The Sam Willows

·        5 August: Thailand’s Slot Machine and Indonesia’s Afgan

 

Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement of the sixth and final act who will complete the stellar performers’ line-up for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay!

 

Hyperplay is a one-of-a-kind festival that synergizes esports and music, to deliver a new entertainment experience for the audience. The excitement mounts on 4 August, where the first League of Legends Semi-finals will kick off the festival before The Sam Willows take the stage for their half-time set. This will be followed by the second Semi-finals and then by CL, to close Day 1 with a bang. Stay tuned for 5 August, as performances by Afgan and Slot Machine will continue the music high, to set the mood for the Finals and the eventual League of Legends winner. As a festival finale, celebrate with Nick Jonas and the upcoming sixth act at the first ever integrated esports and music event in the region.

 

In celebration of ASEAN Singapore 2018 and part of YOUTHx, Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the Singapore Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the National Youth Council (NYC) of Singapore, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men and official Telco partner Singtel. Patrons will be able to catch full set live performances by all acts for the MTV Spotlight stage hosted by MTV VJ Hanli Hoefer. The two-day ticketed event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 4 August 2018 and Sunday, 5 August 2018.

 

“Excited to be coming back to Singapore! I’m officially joining the line-up for MTV Spotlight @ Hyperplay on 5th August. It’s going to be another great ride with MTV. Don’t miss it!” – Nick Jonas

 

The American singer-songwriter and actor, also known as one-third of the Jonas Brothers, has sold over 17 million albums worldwide and was nominated for the ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammys in 2008. Nick Jonas released his self-titled debut album in November 2014, featuring the triple-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and the sultry chart-climbing radio single, “Chains”.

 

A recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame's prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas released another album “Last Year Was Complicated” in June 2016. This included the platinum hit "Close" featuring Tove Lo, and debuted as the #1 selling album of the week. Jonas also co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the movie FERDINAND, which was nominated as “Best Original Song” in the 2018 Golden Globes. Most recently, he teamed up with platinum record producer Mustard, for their newest single “Anywhere”, which was performed at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on 18 June in Los Angeles.

 

As an actor, Jonas garnered unanimous critical praise for his lead role in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Goat”. He also appeared in a guest-starring role in horror-comedy series, "Scream Queens”. Jonas was also seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. Jumanji is Sony’s highest grossing film of all time. He most recently completed production on post-apocalyptic thriller, “Chaos Walking” which is scheduled for release in March 2019.

 

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS OF THE FIRST EVER LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ASEAN TOURNAMENT

Following the Singapore Qualifiers, which took place earlier this month, Team Sovereign has emerged as the country’s representative at the first ever League of Legends ASEAN competition happening at Hyperplay.

 

Team Sovereign will now gear up to compete against nine other ASEAN representatives as the teams clash head-on in two days of intense League of Legends matches on the Hyperplay main stage, where the one team will walk away with the title of ASEAN Champion.

 

EARLY BIRD HYPERPLAY TICKETS ON SALE

Hyperplay early bird tickets are available here or via Hyperplay and will end on 30 June 2018. General ticket sales will start on 1 July. Singtel customers will enjoy a 30% discount for tickets across all categories, from 2 July to 4 August 2018. Stay tuned to Singtel’s Facebook page for more details.

 

CATCH THE LIVE SCREENING AND BROADCAST

Streaming live across the two-day ticketed event on Hyperplay.sg, with key segments broadcast live across Southeast Asia, the first edition of Hyperplay will feature the first ever League of Legends ASEAN tournament with national teams from the 10 ASEAN countries.

 

WIN A TRIP TO HYPERPLAY TO #WITNESSHISTORYATPLAY IN SINGAPORE

From 11 June – 8 July 2018, fans around ASEAN1 just need to complete a simple challenge each week. The most creative entry across the contest period will win the grand prize2 of a trip to Singapore comprising of a flight and accommodation package2 and a pair of coveted Hyperplay tickets to experience all the gaming and music action at Hyperplay in Singapore. Simply submit a photo or video entry related to the weekly challenge on Facebook or Instagram and tag #WitnessHistoryAtPlay and @hyperplayofficial. The best entries from each week will also stand to win mini prizes from League of Legends or MTV. So get online and get your access to Hyperplay.

 

NEWS UPDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

In the weeks ahead, fans can get direct information and news updates by following Hyperplay on Facebook.

 

Nick Jonas

 

CL

 

Slot Machine

 

Afgan

 

The Sam Willows

 

MEDIA ACCREDITATION & ARTIST INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Media are invited to apply for media passes and artist interview opportunities through http://hyperplay.mtvasia.com/media-accreditation.html. The application deadline is Friday, 20 July. Registration and credential collection details will be sent to outlets whose accreditations have been pre-approved or accepted by Wednesday, 25 July.

 

Please find below artist reveal video embed code:

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The first and second announcements for Hyperplay can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2KIemAO and https://bit.ly/2LMdSu4 respectively.

 

Footnotes:

1 This contest is open only to fans from the ASEAN countries.

2 The Grand Prize includes a pair of Economy class tickets, two-nights’ accommodation and a pair of Hyperplay tickets. Terms and conditions apply and can be found on Hyperplay website.

 

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About the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth  www.mccy.gov.sg

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. Since its inception in November 2012, MCCY has been actively engaging the arts, heritage, sports, community and youth sectors.

 

The Ministry aims to bring into sharper focus the efforts to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation. MCCY will work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.

 

About the National Youth Council (全国青年理事会)                                          

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people can realise their aspirations and play a part in making Singapore an endearing home for all.

 

About YOUTHx

YOUTHx is a month-long celebration of diverse youth interests, giving youths the opportunity to discover and unleash their potential, embody the spirit of passion, dynamism and the freedom to dream big.

 

Recognising the many interests and passions of youths in Singapore, YOUTHx will culminate in a larger celebration on 4-5 August 2018 – a combination of SHINE Festival, GetActive!SG, and for the first time ever, Hyperplay.

 

With Singapore helming the ASEAN chairmanship in 2018, the weekend festivities will also incorporate an ASEAN flavour.

 

About Riot Games

Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. Riot's mission is to be the most player-focused company in the world.

 

About League of Legends

League of Legends is a fast-paced & skill based competitive online game. Two teams of powerful champions, each with a unique design and play-style, battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. With an ever-expanding roster of champions, frequent updates and a thriving tournament scene, League of Legends offers endless replayability for players of every skill level. Over 100 million people globally play every month.

 

About MTV

MTV is the world’s biggest youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of nearly 785 million households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. Outside of the United States, MTV is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all platforms. For more information about MTV in Asia, visit www.mtvasia.com.

 

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.comblog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

 

About Clear Men

Clear Men is the world’s number 1 male shampoo brand, 100% made for men to give unbeatable protection against dandruff. Clear Men inspires every man to show the world that regardless of his circumstance, challenges or barriers, that every man has the capacity to showcase his winning spirit. That in itself, is success.

 

About Singtel

Singtel is Asia's leading communications technology group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 650 million mobile customers in 21 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 362 cities.

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Talk of the Town, on behalf of Hyperplay

Deborah Alicia

PR Consultant

t: +65 8767 8280

 

Riot Games

Veronica Foo

Community Manager

t: +65 9621 4323

Viacom International Media Networks

Yvette Yeo

Senior Manager, Communications, Southeast Asia

t: +65 6420 7154

Viacom International Media Networks

Sheila Lim

Associate, Communications, Southeast Asia

t: +65 6420 7121 

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.4 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/VIMN_PR. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com, blog.viacom.com and the Viacom Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.

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