HYPERPLAY CAPS OFF A WEEKEND OF YOUTH CELEBRATION WITH THRILLING ESPORTS FINALE AND ELECTRIFYING MUSIC PERFORMANCES
TEAM MALAYSIA CROWNED CHAMPION OF ASEAN’S INAUGURAL LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOURNAMENT
NICK JONAS, ALESSIA CARA, SLOT MACHINE AND AFGAN DELIVERED EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCES TO WRAP UP DAY 2 OF MTV SPOTLIGHT AT HYPERPLAY
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SINGAPORE, 5 AUGUST 2018 – Hyperplay, the first integrated ASEAN esports and music festival, ended with a bang on Day 2 as youths gathered to catch the highly-anticipated ASEAN League of Legends finals between Malaysia and Vietnam. The exhilarating Hyperplay Grand Finals was accompanied by a line-up of stellar music performances for MTV Spotlight, which include Slot Machine, Afgan, Alessia Cara and Nick Jonas, capping off an amazing weekend of esports and music entertainment at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. This was organised as part of the weekend’s YOUTHx celebration.
Day 2 opened with Thai rock band Slot Machine, who blew away the crowd with a fierce, stand-out performance as the first MTV Spotlight of the day. Kicking off the show with some hardcore rock hits – Interlude, MRT, Sky Burning Stars – Slot Machine was a magnetic force on stage against a backdrop of mesmerising 3D laser orbs lighting the stage in tandem to the band’s musical expression. Evolving their sound since they were last here in Singapore, Slot Machine brought a more experimental sound with Rue Du (Grey Sky). Pharn (Yesterday), Spin The World. For Chan Chao (Goodbye), the hit track and the last song of their seven-track set, the band upped the ante and really belted their lungs out to crush it for the audience.
Indonesian idol Afgan next took to the stage with his own brand of charm. This heartthrob crooned his way through his six-track performance to a sea of cheering fans, which include Love Again, Knock Me Out. He performed a breathtaking ballad Count on Me before continuing his set with more smooth grooves with Sudah and Heaven. The set closed with an upbeat number Panah Asmara. Undoubtedly, Afgan has melted hearts across the arena.
A quick switch-up of the stage turned the Singapore Indoor Stadium into the arena for the highly-anticipated Hyperplay League of Legends grand finals between Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Hunters and Vietnam’s Super Star Destroyers.
Team Malaysia set themselves up for success against the community favourites right from the get-go with several huge kills, led by ArrHedge. Despite the early setback, Team Vietnam maintained its poise and demonstrated superb team communication and discipline, which made closing the game out hard for Team Malaysia. But alas, after the 63-kill massive bloodbath, Team Malaysia made it a 2-0 victory, crowning them the first-ever Hyperplay ASEAN League of Legends Champions.
“It was absolutely awesome to be part of Hyperplay. To represent Malaysia and be crowned champions of Hyperplay ASEAN League of Legends tournament was truly an honour,” said ArrHedge, team captain of Team Malaysia.
Making her Singapore debut on MTV Spotlight, Alessia opened her performance with the chart-topping global hit Here. Highlighting the percussive nature of the track, Alessia played the tom drum for the song introduction of her performance of Wild Things. Energy levels were through-the-roof with fans singing along to Alessia’s chart-topping track, How Far I’ll Go, where she picked a flower garland from a fan mid-performance. She stole fans’ hearts as she continued the set with her latest stripped-down song Alessia put out as a small gift for her birthday, A Little More. Against a backdrop of projecting different people, she took a moment to speak to fans to reinforce the importance of body acceptance in her award-winning song, Scars To Your Beautiful. Dressed in a life oversized suit that showcased how she felt as a teenager having to grow soon into adulthood, she performed Growing Pains. Alessia ended her seven-track set with a lively performance of yet another fan favourite, Stay, leaving them hungry for more.
Eagerly anticipating international superstar Nick Jonas’ performance, the crowd roared as Jonas stepped onto the MTV Spotlight stage. Exuding charm and energy, Jonas’ sizzling performance comprised a six-track medley that had the crowd rocking to the beat of his music, starting with Close and Teacher. Jonas took a moment to thank his fans, recognising he was last in Singapore four years ago before he performed Under You. The crowd swooned as they were serenaded with the smooth, soulful track Chains. Jonas slayed the ladies in the crowd with Levels. As the night came to a close, Jonas performed fan-favourite Jealous, bringing the crowd’s energy levels to its peak. A stunning show with a fitting end to a spectacular weekend at the inaugural Hyperplay.
In celebration of ASEAN Singapore 2018 and part of YOUTHx, Hyperplay is powered by Riot Games and MTV, presented by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the National Youth Council, and supported by gold sponsor Clear Men and official Telco partner Singtel.
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 future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
YOUTHx is a 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.
MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and new MTV Studios unit which produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and Linear platforms based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises. 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.com, blog.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.
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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