Event Highlights


South East Asia Major 2017
South East Asia Major (SEAM) 2017, the largest fighting game tournament in Asia, returns to GameStart 2017 bigger and better! Expect to see high-level tournament action, as top players from around the world convene to fight for over USD 50,000 in prize money.

South East Asia Major Mobile 2017 – Shadowverse SEA Open
SEA Mobile Major 2017 is proud to host the 1st official Shadowverse tournament in Southeast Asia – the Shadowverse SEA OpenParticipants will compete for a piece of the USD 5,000 prize pool, and the winner gets free trip to watch the RAGE Shadowverse World Grand Prix in Japan on 23 & 24 December!

Southeast Asia Summit
GameStart 2017 will be co-organising the inaugural SEA Summit business conference, which aims to facilitate knowledge-sharing, networking and collaboration opportunities, among game companies in Southeast Asia, and also with those looking to enter the region. Southeast Asia is the fastest-growing region for games, and with and up-and-coming gaming ecosystem, the SEA Summit is well positioned to become a key industry event for the region.

International Mobile Gaming Awards
GameStart 2017 has a partnership with the IMGA to host the second edition of the IMGA SEA awards ceremony in Singapore on 13 October 2017. In line with the IMGA’s reputation for discovering and rewarding the best mobile games and innovation, our goal is to shine a spotlight on the fantastic games being developed in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Tabletop @ GameStart 2017
This year, GameStart will be playing host to the inaugural GameStart TableTop (GST) gaming area! We are extremely happy to welcome our analog gaming brethren into GameStart and we have lined up many exciting activities for both novices and veterans.

AR Techno Sports by HADO Singapore
GameStart 2017 is home to all things gaming, and this year, we will be bringing the world’s first AR Techno Sports to Singapore, thanks to HADO Singapore! HADO is the first instance of esports utilizing wearable devices and AR (augmented reality) technology using head mounted displays and motion sensors. Imagine fighting giant monsters, throwing fireballs, or driving karts!  Forget cables and being restricted in front of the screen, experience true movement with the new kind of esports.

ARTBLOVK Gallery Exhibition
GameStart 2017 is having a partnership with ARTBLOVK GALLERY, a local haven for all art games and comics related! Check out what’s going to be showcased at GameStart 2017, as well as the other cool exhibitions happening at ARTBLOVK!

Doujin Market X GameStart 2017
We’re happy to announce that Doujin Market will return to GameStart for the 2nd year, to offer creators the opportunity to showcase their work at the event! After the success of Doujin Market X GameStart 2016, this year we are expanding the Doujin Market area to accommodate even more exhibitors! Sign up early to avoid disappointment!

Game On! GameStart Cosplay Runway 2017
Once again, it’s time to put your game face on, and your best game cosplay forward! The GameStart Cosplay Runway is back, with more awesome prizes from our sponsors to be won!

Special Cosplay Guest: Yasemin Arslan (Vera Chimera)
Back by popular demand, Vera Chimera is one of Australia’s most accredited veteran cosplayers, best known for her role as live-action Lilith in Borderlands 2 and her regular collaborations with Blizzard’s Overwatch team. She’s a charismatic and humble individual who lends her skills in costume making, prop design, acting, and panel hosting, and is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Special Cosplay Guest: Kerrie (Astrokerrie)
Kerrie, otherwise known as AstroKerrie, is a well-known Australian cosplayer that also loves to LARP! Based out of Perth, AstroKerrie takes pride in having exquisite craftsmanship for her cosplays as well as having fun! The winner of several awards including the Perth round of the 2016 Comic Con Championships of Cosplay and the 2015 Riot Australia League of Legends Cosplay competition, in the LARPing world she is also the Ambassador for Australia’s largest LARP company, Epic Armoury. She is excited to be at Gamestart this year to meet the community in Singapore!

Many more to come! Stay tuned for updates!