SINGAPORE, 6 August 2021 – Following the announcement by the Global Esports Federation of the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games (GEG), the Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) commenced formation of the GEG Organising Committee.
The Organising Committee (OC) will consist of the Singapore Esports Association, Razer and Thomson X.
SGEA is also pleased to announce that the OC will be led by Her Excellency, Ms Ng Shin Ein. Ms Ng is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Hungary and a venture capital entreprenuer. Ms Ng brings with her a blend of private sector and diplomatic experience. She also serves on the boards of listed companies spanning technology, retail, telecommunications and real estate.
The Organising Committee will be responsible for the successful execution of the inaugural Global Esports Games, GEFcon and GEFestival in December 2021, working hand in hand with the Global Esports Federation.
“Hosting the inaugural Global Esports Games in Singapore is an opportunity that will shape the course of esports in the region whilst establishing and cementing Singapore’s place in the esports space,” said Ms Ng Shin Ein, Chairperson of the Global Esports Games Organising Committee.
The GEG Organising Committee will also enter a consultancy partnership with IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion, media, and events. IMG will work across a range of areas including production of 30 hours of live content, event management, marketing, media distribution and sponsorship rights.
“SGEA is honoured to be part of the organising committee alongside capable individuals and will take precautionary steps to ensure that all participants and fans are safe during the GEG and in compliance to the prevailing pandemic advisory in Singapore. We continue to stand in unity with other members of the Global Esports Federation as we progress into the new normal,” says Ng Chong Geng, President of Singapore Esports Association.
“The Global Esports Games is our annual flagship event property and showcase for esports athletes and our dynamic community to shine. Our entire #worldconnected community is looking forward to standing together at the first GEG in Singapore – making new friends, cheering new heroes, and Global Esports Games Champions from around the world,” remarked GEF CEO, Paul J. Foster.
The Global Esports Games will run from 17th – 19th December 2021 and will feature multi-title esports competitions, GEFcon – the GEF’s global convention of thought leaders, and GEFestival – the dynamic celebration of esports, youth culture and much more.
The Singapore Esports Association (SGEA) is a member of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the national governing body for esports in Singapore. SGEA is a member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF).
SGEA was founded in 2018 to promote and facilitate the participation of Singapore in regional and international events and competitions in the area of esports excellence and to develop and promote esports.
The Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy, and prestige of esports. We convene athletes, players, the world’s publishers, developers, industry partners and sporting organisations on one inclusive platform. We encourage and support the connection between esports, sport and technology. Our mission calls for the development of visible initiatives that are in service to the world’s esports community. We are grateful for a collective of strategic partnerships that bring to life this mission. #worldconnecte
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.
ABOUT RAZER INC
Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers. The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services. Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in Irvine (California) and Singapore, Razer has 17 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).
ABOUT THOMSON X
Thomson X charts new growth opportunities for Thomson Medical Group, with technology being the driving focus. Operating in synergy with Thomson Medical Group’s core businesses and top-tier partners, Thomson X catalyses the discovery and delivery of innovative healthcare products and
services. At Thomson X, we embrace the spirit of spontaneity, creativity, and passion. Thomson X is a subsidiary of Thomson Medical Group.