Parents Seminar – Understanding Gamers, Games and Game Addiction

“My child is gaming too much!” is a common statement we hear from many parents. Gaming has become an integral part of life for many. The concern escalates when at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to adopt the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes ‘gaming disorder’ as a recognised disease. The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Below is WHO video on Gaming Disorder.

The gamers’ world stands apart from the real world, which makes it extremely attractive. The difference in the gamers’ world and the real world creates a gap between parents and gamers. In this two-part series of Parents Seminar, we firstly bring together gamers and parents in a panel for an interactive session. The second session delves deeper into the basic science behind game design and game addiction.

A gamer is anyone who games. This includes adults and even grandparents who play games like Bejeweled and Pokémon. When adults play games, it is generally not considered too much of a problem. For children and youths, concerns arise. SOOS OIO has been actively looking for ways to mitigate the negative effects of gaming and addiction while trying to harness the positive of gaming. This two-part series for parents are one of our initiatives to bridge parents and gamers.

Dates and Times:
Session 1 – 14 Sept 2019 (Sat) 10.30am – 1.00pm
Session 2 – 21 Sept 2019 (Sat) 11.00am – 1.00pm

Venue:
The HaloPod  @ Halogen Foundation Singapore
336 Smith Street #07-303, New Bridge Centre, Singapore 050336

Directions:
By car
: Parking options can be found at Chinatown Complex. There is no complimentary parking available.
By MRT: Directional video from Chinatown MRT station to HaloPod

Cost:
S$50/pax for 1 session
S$90/pax for 2 sessions
Coffee, tea and snacks included.
Limited seats as we are keeping it small and cosy.

SESSION 1: GAMING & FAMILY – A PANEL OF PARENTS AND GAMERS

14 Sept 2019 (Sat)
10.30am-1.00pm

We are starting this two-part series with a panel of parents and gamers to discuss how gaming affects family. Like it or not, games are here to stay. Find out more about the different gamer types and their gaming motivations in relation to their Myers Briggs Type Indicator. This can provide much insight to your child’s gaming motivations and type of gamer to better interpret their behaviours. Through conversations with the panel of parents and gamers, we hope their stories and experiences can be references to manage this gaming inclusion, or to some, intrusion, in our families.

PANEL OF PARENTS

Ben Tan
Deputy Director of the Office of Student and Graduate Affairs
Kids Age: 20 (Male) and 18 (Female)
Key Concern about Gaming: How esports shapes my son’s values and development as an individual.
Other info: My 20 year old son is an avid esportsman. My 18 year old daughter is an avid anti-online gaming advocate.
Carol Loi
A digital literacy educator, parent coach & John Maxwell certified leadership and communications trainer
Kids Age: 17 (Female) and 14 (Female)
Key Concern about Gaming: Unable to prioritise their time that could be used for learning and development of their gifts and talents.
Other Info: https://www.facebook.com/loi.carol/
Apple Teoh
Stay home mom
Kids Age: 19 (Male), 16 (Female) and 14 (Female with special needs)
Key Concern about Gaming: Time spent and also if they know/chat with those they game with.
Other Infohttps://icandoitmama.com/

 

PANEL OF GAMERS

Xing Yong “Apeshit” Poh (27 years old)
Psychology Research Assistant
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: I fought with family because they hid the modem. I ran away from home for two days.
Jean “Jayelpeaeff” Lee (24 years old)
Assistant Case Manager
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: I played so much that my father poured water on the laptop. I had cold war with him for a month.
Timothy “Cryptic” Teo (28 years old)
Software programmer
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: 
Spent a few hundred dollars on in-game currency.
Caleb “Lalisa.M” Tai (14 years old)
Secondary 2 student
Worse Thing I Did for Gaming: 
Played 16 hours nonstop. Only ate when parents bring food into my room.

 

SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING GAMES AND GAME ADDICTION

21 September 2019 (Sat)
11.00am-1.00pm

Why are games so attractive? How do we keep up with the increasing number of games? How can we make sense out of this sea of games?

To prevent drug abuse and addiction, the knowledge about the composite of the drug and its effects helps us frame our perception towards drug. This is the first guard against addiction. Similarly, to prevent game addiction, we need to understand games and its effects on us. Our approach to this topic is first to understand games before going into the psychology of addiction, more specifically to games.

Join Ruth Lim in a journey into the world of games. We will explore the various types of games and game genres that are popular among the young people, breaking down the various components of game design. By understanding your child’s world of games, you might understand your child and their needs to start off conversations and deepen the relationship.

The cause of addiction is not only from the substance, in our case, gaming. It happens when deeper human needs are not met. Join Nicholas Lim to learn more about addiction and “positive addiction” from a psychologist point of view.

Below is an animation about Addiction based on Bruce Alexander’s research about the cause of addiction.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim
Faculty of William Glasser Institute International & Singapore
Basic Instructor and Practicum Supervisor
Registered Psychologist, Singapore (SRP)
Approved Clinical Supervisor, Singapore (SRP)
SRP Reg. No: 008090148

M.A. Applied Psychology (Singapore)
B.A. Psychology (Australia)
Certified Practitioner for Adventure Therapy
Certified Associate in Emergenetics Profiling
Certified Practitioner in Therapeutic Behavior Management

As a Choice Theory influenced psychologist, Nicholas has developed a deep interest in the way thinking affects people’s behaviours. As a result, he leverages neuroscience to further inform his practice. He also promotes healthy development of thoughts and behaviours, and the understanding of how it can be achieved. He believes individuals can improve their quality of life through effective management of their thoughts and behaviours.

Nicholas volunteers his time and expertise as much as he can to different causes. The one that he is most passionate about involves families and young persons. He volunteers on advisory councils, boards of non-profit organisations; he also educates young and learned minds in psychology, and supervises budding psychologists in their field practicums. In his free time, he enjoys spending time being with his wife and three children.

https://choicetheoryandrealitytherapy.wordpress.com/approach/services/addictions/

Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.


TeleTrip Campus JCU Jul 2019 – League of Legends

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Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in League of Legends and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win LoL merchandise and in-game emote too! We are heading down into the JCU Campus this Jun for a WHOLE DAY LoL gaming!

For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

Event Details

  • Date: 20 Jul 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for JCU students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 8 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 10 Jul 2019 (Wed)
  • Venue: James Cook University (JCU), Building C Level 1 Room C1-04
    (149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380)

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love League of Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about League of Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a LoL community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 – DOTA 2

TeleTrip Campus SUTD DOTA 2 Jun19
TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 - DOTA 2



Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in DOTA 2 and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win some awesome prizes from AfterShock!

We are heading down into the SUTD Campus this Jun for a WHOLE DAY DOTA 2 gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

Event Details

  • Date: 29 Jun 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience. BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop.
    Special price of S$18 for SUTD students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered SUTD student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 10 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 16 June 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Singapore University of Technology and Design – Building 2 Level 2 Room: TT16/17
    (8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372. MRT: Upper Changi Station- Blue Downtown Line. Exit B and walk into SUTD)

Fees include:

SG TeleTrip Fees Includes

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love DOTA 2 but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about DOTA 2. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a DOTA 2 community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

 

Inside a Dota 2 Class with Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim

Inside a Dota 2 Class with Ruth Potatofluff Lim
Inside a Dota 2 Class with Ruth Potatofluff Lim

Yahoo TV Singapore featured Ruth Lim in Inside a Dota 2 class in Singapore.   You can watch the video interview at this link https://sg.tv.yahoo.com/embed/inside-dota-2-class-singapore-015635108.html

Introduction to Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim

Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

TeleTrip

If you are wondering how a coach can help you in your gaming, you can have a little taste of it, less the hard discipline and intense work, in TeleTrip where it is casual gaming with a little bit of competition. Ruth is present to give some advise in how to play better as a team.

1-on-1 DOTA Coaching

Ruth does 1-on-1 DOTA coaching. Email ask@soos-oio.com for more information and rates. 

TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 – League of Legends

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TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 - League of Legends

Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in League of Legends and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win LoL merchandise and in-game emote too!

We are heading down into the SUTD Campus this Jun for a WHOLE DAY LoL gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

Event Details

  • Date: 22 Jun 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for SUTD students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered SUTD student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 10 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 9 June 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Singapore University of Technology and Design – Building 2 Level 2 Room: TT16/17
    (8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372. MRT: Upper Changi Station- Blue Downtown Line. Exit B and walk into SUTD)

Fees include:

SG TeleTrip Fees Includes

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love League of Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our League of Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about League of Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a LoL community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 – Mobile Legends

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TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019 - Mobile Legends


Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in Mobile Legends and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win in-game diamonds too!

We are heading down into the SUTD Campus this Jun for a WHOLE DAY Mobile Legends gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mobile & Charger).

Event Details

  • Date: 15 Jun 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for SUTD students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered SUTD student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Registration Deadline: 2 June 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Singapore University of Technology and Design – Building 2 Level 2 Room: TT16/17
    (8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372. MRT: Upper Changi Station- Blue Downtown Line. Exit B and walk into SUTD)
  • Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/449283399021687/ 

Read more about the last TeleTrip Campus Mobile Legends at http://soos-oio.com/inaugural-mobile-legends-teletrip-campus/

Fees include:

SG TeleTrip Fees Includes

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 20 registrants registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love Mobile Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about Mobile Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a Mobile Legends community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

 

 

Jean Tan 6.55pm MV – “Le Jour” K-Drama

Jean Tan 6.55pm MV

A big thank you to Dingo for editing this 6.55pm MV from the beautiful scenes of “Le Jour” K-drama video. Such great story-telling skills to weave the story of two couples in just a MV video less than 4min.

6.55pm is a song released by Jean Tan in 2012 in her album “Passage”. 6.55pm is the OST for “Le Jour” video.

For those who wants to watch the full “Le Jour” K-drama (just one episode), the video is below.

Find Jean Tan at:

Spotify – http://sptfy.com/2DTG
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jeantanmusic
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jeantanmusic
Twitter – https://twitter.com/jeantanmusic
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/jeantanmusic

TeleTrip Campus Informatics Mar 2019 – Mobile Legends

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TeleTrip Campus Informatics Mar19 v4.0
Wanna increase your chances of WINNING and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY!

We are heading down to Informatics Academy @ National Library Building this Mar for a WHOLE DAY Mobile Legends gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, BYOM (Bring Your Own Mobile and Charger).

Event Details

  • Date: 23 Mar 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10.30am – 8.30pm
  • Fees: S$15/pax. Open to public. Special price of S$12 for Informatics Students, please provide your Student ID number during registration (NB: Informatics Student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Registration Deadline: 18 Mar 2019 (Mon) Extended to 20 Mar 2019 (Wed)
  • Venue: Informatics Academy (100 Victoria Street, #13-01/02 National Library Building, 188064)

Fees include:

SG TeleTrip Fees Includes

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants for TeleTrip to proceed. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do NOT need to register as a team as we take in registration individually.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

Mobile Legends SOOS

Mobile Legends SOOS SquareWe just created a Facebook Group just for Mobile Legends players! Mobile Legends SOOS is a space for everybody who loves Mobile Legends to bond, learn and grow together through meaningful interactions.

Join us at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mobilelegendssoos/members/

 

Social Media Updates

 

TeleTrip Campus NUS Mar 2019 – DOTA 2

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Wana increase your chances of WINNING in DOTA 2 for both solo & party?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY!

We are heading down into the NUS Campus this Mar for a WHOLE DAY DOTA 2 gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you can BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) for optimal performance. No more adjusting to foreign mouse and keyboards, use your very own! For those who do not want to BYOL, NUSEG has 20 sets of laptops for rental at $10 each.

Event Details

  • Date: 9 Mar 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$15/pax. Open to public.
    Special price of S$12 for NUSEG members, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: NUSEG member has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Optional: Additional S$10 if you want to use the laptop provided by NUSEG. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse
  • Registration Deadline: 4 Mar 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: NUS Yusof Ishak House (31 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119078)

Fees include:

SG TeleTrip Fees Includes

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 30 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love DOTA 2 but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about DOTA 2. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a DOTA 2 community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

First TeleTrip Express Singapore 2018

TeleTrip Express 2018 Group Photo

TeleTrip Express 2018 Group Photo
TeleTrip Express 2018 Group Photo

The first TeleTrip Express Singapore 2018 happened last Saturday on 24 Nov 2018. Excitment filled the air about 15min before 10am when players started streaming into Gam3.Asia. Sat mornings are not easy for gamers, as some of you might know. We are so encouraged and was determined to put in our best for the gamers who came.

We kicked off the day with the Teamwork TeleTalk by Ruth Lim (a.k.a. potatofluff). The TeleTalk gives the understanding and premise of teamwork for the TeleMatch that follows for the whole day.

From Strangers to Teams

At the start of Teletrip Express, most of the players were shy and afraid to share their thoughts and ideas. This was partly because many of them are strangers and partly because they felt they were not good enough.

During the breaks between games, the players were encouraged to contribute their perspectives as they might be a great value to their team. The most important thing is that they do their best and trust their team to have their backs.

Their progress within a day was astonishing. Even though the teams had players of different ages and skill gaps (from beginners to veterans), they were playing head-to-head and games were really intense and exciting. The youngest player (aged 14) stepped up, leading his older teammates to victory! Perhaps you can try to guess who is the 14-year-old player of the winning team from the photo below.

It was amazing to see how everyone opened up to each other, discussing strategies and encouraging each other. Everyone gave their input and the leaders provided their respective teams with good directions. This was a huge contrast to the initial first game they played which was full of uncertainty. Great job everyone!!

Prize Presentation and Pizza Party

We had five TeleTrip Express winner tags for the winning team as we did previously. This time round, instead “Rampage Achiever”, we gave an award to “Best Support”. Besides the winner tags, the winning team brought home the hand drawn postcards by Botjira and the high-treasured Dota 2 figurines. We also had three prizes: a SCOGA Esports T-shirt, a mousepad and a mouse for correct answers to a quiz.

It was hard to say goodbye so much so that the staff at Gam3.Asia had to “chase” us out so that they can clear and close the area. Appreciate your kind patience the staff at Gam3.Asia. Some continued to game at home till past midnight through Discord. Till we meet and play again in person… meantime, online works too!

Highlights

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What would you do in a Bo3 series when it's the first time knowing and playing with your teammates against a cheese-strat team 🧀? . . . #FBF to #TeleTrip Express last November, I remembered Team 3 who had cheesy Warlock+Grimstroke+Global Ulti strat. I loved their enthusiasm and how they got so engrossed discussing cheesier strats to execute even though it's the first time they've met. . It was interesting to watch Team 3 against Team 1 because the latter's team was the total opposite: shy and unsure of their draft. Expectedly, Team 3 won in the practice and first Bo1 match. .
During the break, I went over to Team 1 and asked about their situation. Immediately, I noticed that the player who is most comfortable playing carry was playing support instead, and immediately asked her about it. . She explained that she hasn't been playing DOTA for a long while and was afraid that she won't do a good job as a carry, knowing it's a resource-demanding role. . The team's response towards her confession was pleasantly encouraging and sweet. . Instead of blaming each other, the team refocused on what they could do and how to make each other comfortable. For example, the versatile teammate offered to swap roles so that she could play her comfort role while the mid player did his best to buy time for her to farm up and fight whenever she feels ready. The remaining two teammates took up the reporting role and made sure to respond whenever their carry was in trouble. It was really amazing watching them cover up each other's weaknesses with their own strengths. . Team 1 managed to make a comeback and win with a 2-1 score, proceeding to the finals of TeleMatch 💪🏻. The scoreboards of their three games are in the photos (Guess who's Team 1 and Team 3 XD) . Every TeleTrip is always a pleasant surprise, to see how gamers can actually step up as a team and overcome each game despite their ages or skill levels. . Hope that you could join us on TeleTrip Campus NUS on 9 March to experience this
for yourself 😊! . . . More info and registration link in profile. It’s open to public! . . . #teletrip #teletripcampus #dota2 #singapore #sgig #campus #gaming #games #pizzaparty

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What would you do if it's your first time knowing each other and having one of the youngest and least experienced player in your team during a competition? . . . During #teletrip , I remembered Team 2 was quiet and tense during their practice match, as they were still trying to warm up to each other. It ended up with a loss and they knew they had to change the situation or risk the spot in the finals. . Remembering the need to align their goals as a team, they decided to focus on the specific objectives together. Instead of ignoring their youngest player, they encouraged him to focus on the one thing he was confident at, which was reporting the opponent's situation and position. . I remembered their second game, which was an intense one-hour long game. In order to have a higher chance of sieging the opponent's high ground, Team 2 knew that they had to obtain Roshan and Aegis. It was risky as the opponents had global skills to scout them out. . This was when their youngest player shared that the opponents might be nearby and decided to distract them by sacrificing himself so that the team could secure this objective. The rest trusted him and focused on their objectives. . While scouting, he managed to bump into the opponent's mid. Instead of running away, he focused on his objective to distract the enemy and pretended to be lost in the enemy's jungle. During the cat-and-mouse chase, not only did he manage to kill off the mid but also baited two other opponents to chase him. The team managed to secure the objective and that was one of the key factor in the victory of the game. . With team's encouragement and trust for each other, every player was empowered and Team 2 emerged as the winning team! . Every TeleTrip is always a pleasant surprise, to see how gamers can actually step up as a team and overcome each game despite their ages or skill levels. . Hope that you could join us on TeleTrip Campus NUS on 9 March to experience this for yourself! . . . More info and registration link in profile. It’s open to public! . . . #teletrip #teletripcampus #dota2 #singapore #sgig #campus #games #gaming #pizzaparty

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Thank Yous!

Thank you Gam3.Asia and your wonderful team for all the support before and throughout TeleTrip Express. Appreciate Botjira for the beautifully hand-drawn postcards as prizes for the winning team. Kelvin for helping out in many ways and for contribution to the winner prizes from your own collection. Douglas for so willing to help us. Appreciate the support from all our partners, PEZZO, SCOGA, Esports Academy and NYC in making this TeleTrip Express possible. Last but not least, to the gamers who came and made TeleTrip such a fun and memorable day for all of us. =)

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