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eSingaCup 2020: Singapore’s First Virtual Football Event

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  • Dynamique Konzepts, organizer of SingaCup and Asia’s premier international youth football tournament, today announces the launch of eSingaCup 2020, a virtual football event that will take place from 31 October to 4 November 2020
  • The five-day program will include interviews, panel discussions, and webinars featuring some of the biggest names in Asian football and celebrity guests
  • The lineup includes 2 types of FIFA 21 esports tournaments, featuring over 480 players from eight countries.

Dynamique Konzepts, the organiser behind Asia’s premier international youth football sporting event, SingaCup, is excited to announce today the official launch of Singapore’s first virtual football event, eSingaCup 2020.

As the only virtual football event of its kind to grace the online presence of fans, professional footballers, and footballing experts alike, this event aims to kickstart more major e-tournaments in football, as a safer, more responsible means of enjoying the sport amid a global pandemic. It is set to take place on Facebook Live [www.facebook.com/SingaCup] from 31 October to 4 November 2020, with a thrilling event lineup, including panel discussions, competitive esports tournaments, interviews with professional footballers and industry experts, design and skills contests, and music segments from local music celebrities.

From Pitch To Screen Amid a Global Pandemic

eSingaCup 2020 kicks off with a virtual alternative to field football, with full 32-team tournaments for EA Sports’ premier football video game title, FIFA 21. These tournaments are split into two types: the 8 Nations Tournament, featuring 352 international eSports athletes from 8 different countries vying for the title of eSingaCup 2020 Champion; and the 1 v 1 tournament for members of the public, competing to be crowned the Grand Champion of eSingaCup 2020.

This eclectic event will have its own sprinkle of stardust with interviews involving football celebrities such as ex-English Premier League star and 108-cap ex-Australian international team captain, Tim Cahill. The star-studded event is also set to feature regional heroes like India’s Sunil Chhetri, Indonesia’s Stefano Lilipaly, as well as local players Hassan Sunny and Ikhsan Fandi.

“We are living in unprecedented times, with many adversely affected by COVID-19, a global pandemic that has left no stone unturned. eSingaCup 2020 was created to celebrate the inclusiveness of sport, in particular, football, and how it can be a unifying presence despite all odds. Although we are unable to organize our usual physical tournament in Singapore, we remain committed to contributing to both the local and international football community during these difficult times. An online event such as this also allows us to engage with a broader audience and bring people together through their love of the sport, creating something unique for people to enjoy from the comfort of their homes wherever in the world they may live,” said Selvakumar Panneerselvam, Tournament Director of eSingaCup 2020.

Made For Southeast Asia’s Football Followers & Fans Alike

Designed to appeal to a variety of people and age groups with a wide range of interests across the beautiful game, the eSingaCup 2020 additionally features educational elements such as webinars conducted by international footballing experts. Also part of the virtual conference segment of the event is panel discussions involving various local and international professional footballers from past and present, as well as interviews and mini-games with international referees and coaches. To further add to the hype, the event will also feature a virtual watch-along party of the Kallang Roar movie within the five-day schedule, paying homage to the peak of Singaporean football, as well as a fun music segment on the opening night featuring local music sensations, DJ TINC and Supersonic.

Ms Ong Ling Lee, Director, Sports, Singapore Tourism Board said, “It is heartening to see organizers such as Dynamique Konzepts rethink event formats in fresh and innovative ways in this challenging time. We are pleased to support eSingaCup 2020 this year as part of SingaCup’s 10th anniversary and are excited to have participants from both the local and international community join us virtually this year. We look forward to welcoming them back to Singapore in the near future.”

To end off the event on a high, two free online contests centered around the eSingaCup 2020 theme of showcasing the spirit of perseverance, resilience, and hard work, will be open to the public, where exciting prizes can be won.

eSingaCup 2020 Watch Along: www.facebook.com/SingaCup

eSingaCup 2020 Schedule: http://singacup.com/#schedule

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