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Esports squad head to Hyperplay

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Revenge Team will be among 10 teams representing 10 ASEAN countries in Singapore. KT / Yeun Punlue

Revenge Team (RVT) head to Singapore this afternoon to prepare for competition as Cambodian representatives in next weekends’ Hyperplay: ASEAN Esports x Music Festival.

Revenge Team will be among 10 teams representing 10 ASEAN countries, including hosts Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei.

Hyperplay, an initiative of Singapore’s Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and National Youth Council, brings together youths through two of the biggest cultural cornerstones today – esports and music.

As the first ASEAN League of Legends competition, Hyperplay is slated for the weekend of August 4-5 and will unite players from member nations as they chart their path to glory at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium.

The E-Sports Federation of Cambodia said that over 20 teams registered for the Cambodian qualifiers in June with 8 teams qualifying for the final round. In the grand final, Revenge Team got the better of The Spirit (TSR) to claim their all-expenses paid tickets to Singapore where they will get a shot at the regional prize at Hyperplay 2018.

The tournament pits players in the massively popular League of Legends (LOL) video game universe. The team-based game sees two teams of five faceoff in a battle of strategic supremacy and combat skills.

The game features five players on each team controlling a variety of characters that have different abilities and attributes. The aim is to destroy the opposing team base. It boasts over 100 million monthly active players worldwide.

Last November esports was recognised as a sporting activity by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was most recently among six selected online games that will make their debut at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games.

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