Keep On Your Toes: TeleTrip Campus JCU – Mobile Legends

Every TeleTrip is akin to a reunion dinner; reuniting with TeleTripers while getting to know new friends. This time, we had 30 players join us at TeleTrip Campus JCU – Mobile Legends on 30 Nov 2019. We are thankful to Mobile Legends once again for providing in-game diamonds to the players. All the players’ efforts are greatly appreciated for joining us and sharing about TeleTrip to your friends and gaming groups!

Getting Cosy

Players registered early in the morning and got to meet their new teammates for the day! No one could tell that it was their first time meeting each other from their conversations.

Fighting Neck-to-Neck

It was an intense day of play as every team was putting in their best effort towards victory. Like every TeleTrip, it was a round-robin best-of-two series. Many teams ended up drawing, making it difficult to predict which team was going to emerge as the winner.

It was amazing to see how every team adapted to the feedback and taking the initiative to discuss their plans ahead. It was common for players in each team to have a limited hero pool, which can be a challenge. To overcome this, the experienced players took up the responsibility to guide these players and even led them to victory! It was a joy to see how the players rise up to the challenge while having lots of fun together.

Well done to all six teams!

For those who want to know what’s the final score:

 

Prize Presentation and Pizza Party

We had five TeleTrip Campus winner tags for the winning team. We had additional prizes for the “Most Improvement Team”, “Best Teamwork”, “Most Spirited Team”, “MVP” and “Best Support” as well. The winning team received an Aftershock mouse each. “Best Teamwork” received Aftershock backpacks and “Most Improvement Team” received Aftershock mousepads.

Additional prizes:

  • TeleMatch winners received 500 diamonds per player
  • “Most Improvement Team” and “Best Teamwork” received 300 diamonds per player
  • “Most Spirited Team” received 120 diamonds per player
  • “MVP” and “Best Support” received 150 diamonds each
  • All participants did not go home empty-handed. Those who were not awarded prizes received 60 diamonds each.

 

A token of appreciation to our facilitators Freddy and Derrick, and also to the JCU e-gaming society president Zhi Chun.

We also managed to celebrate the birthdays of Joseph and Dosen. Wishing the November babies a happy and blessed birthday!

 

Irfan, our reigning fastest pizza eater at our first TeleTrip Campus Informatics – Mobile Legends, also initiated a pizza eating challenge! He managed to retain his title, this time at 44 seconds! Watch our Instastory to see how crazy the pizza-eating action was.

Thank Yous!

Thank you JCU for providing the venue for TeleTrip Campus! Appreciate the support from all our partners, Mobile Legends, AftershockPC and De Pastar in making this TeleTrip Campus possible. Shoutout to Freddy, Derrick and Zhi Chun for all the help. Last but not least, to the gamers who came and made TeleTrip such a fun and memorable day for all of us ^-^

Hope to see you at the next TeleTrip Campus!

Facebook Photo Album of TeleTrip Campus JCU Nov 2019: https://www.facebook.com/pg/soos.oio.sg/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2282842422006921

Instastory of TeleTrip Campus JCU Nov 2019: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18118146670017262/

Details of TeleTrip Campus JCU Nov: https://soos-oio.com/2019/10/11/teletrip-campus-jcu-sep-2019-mobile-legends/

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Overcoming Challenges As A Community: TeleTrip Express 2019 – DOTA 2

Overcoming Challenges As A Community: TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2

TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 was an exciting TeleTrip not just for the players, but also for the facilitators and organisers as well! We witnessed how the players and facilitators bonded and overcame challenges together as a community.

Start of TeleTrip Express

After many rounds of TeleTrip Campus, we finally returned to playing on computers at the newly opened Bountie Arena with 25 players.

Challenge 1: Getting 4 More Players

Unexpectedly, we have missed out one player, which meant that until we found four more players to complete the team, he could not play during TeleMatch.  It was indeed a tall task to get players to come down as most of their friends were either not awake in the morning as expected of gamers or had prior engagements.

Despite the low probability, everyone tried calling everyone they knew to ask if they wanted to join us so that the player could play at TeleMatch. We crossed our fingers while we continued with TeleTalk.

After TeleTalk and the team discussions, with everybody's combined efforts, we managed to get the last four players! Two players arrived before the first game while the other two players joined us at the second game. To start TeleMatch, our facilitators JJ and Xing Yong played the first game.

Challenge 2: Overcoming Delays

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to wait for lunch. Instead of complaining, the players and facilitators took the opportunity to discuss the games! They chatted with one another and their constant offer to help us out deeply touched me.

During lunch, every player was well-fed with a bowl of Indomie, a cup of Bountea and lots of Chitato potato chips (yum)!

Challenge 3: Trying to Win at TeleMatch

The games were extremely fun and exciting as all the teams were playing neck-to-neck. This time, we had players with MMR ranging from 2000 to 8000. Every team was balanced with skilled players to lead and hold the teams together.

The facilitators gave their best to provide every team with effective feedback to improve on. The teams were constantly discussing and reviewing their games in preparation for the next game. It was amazing to see how "tryhard" they were while enjoying themselves.

Pizza Party & Prize Presentation

After a whole day of intense TeleMatch, the players munched on the delicious pizzas during Pizza Party!

As usual, we celebrated the birthdays of our October babies, Jasper and Jin!

We had five TeleTrip Express winner tags for the winning team. There were prizes for the “Most Improvement Team” and “Best Teamwork” as well. The winning team received the newly released Aftershock Hero-1 Keyboard. “Best Teamwork” received an Aftershock mouse each and “Most Improvement Team” received Aftershock mousepads.

...and not forgetting to recognise the "Best Support" with our limited edition certificate!

We also took the opportunity to appreciate our facilitators with a mousepad each!

For those who did not win a prize, we had a ball pit treasure hunt, where the prizes were thrown into the ball pit and anybody who found them can bring them home. Just when we were wondering who would be the first to get into the pit...

Full footage available below!

Sharing from Players and Facilitators

It was encouraging to hear from the players that they felt TeleTrip Express 2019 was one of the most enjoyable TeleTrips they attended so far. The facilitators also shared how much they have learnt from the players.

Below are some of the key takeaways from the facilitators and players!

I was excited to experience Teletrip as a facilitator instead of a player this time by helping out at TeleTrip.

I noticed that in each team there was always a leader that does the shot-calling and a motivator who keeps the team spirit high. All the teams played their hearts out and play with what they had. The better players learned how to play around their team’s weaknesses while less experienced players learned how to play better. This is an invaluable experience as DOTA 2 will only match you with people around your skill level. With this format it really test your skills. I’ve heard many comments from better players that were shocked that the low MMR players played at a higher level.

There were also cases where a better-looking team gets owned by an underdog team. The games were unpredictable you never know who will win. There were games were it was back and forth.

Poh Jin/ "Skinny"

Facilitator for TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

It was amazing to see how the teams regrouped to strategise even after facing a devastating loss, especially Team 6. They lost one-sidedly in their second game and instead of tilting and blaming their teammates, they encouraged each other and had many close games after that bad game. They even manage to take a game off one of the stronger teams in TeleTrip! They truly deserved the 'Most Improved Team' award.

JJ/ "Lubby"

Facilitator for TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

Importance of Communication - I remember when Team 6 played their first few games, they struggled with coordinating badly! By as each game progressed, they started to open up and share whatever information, thoughts or plans they had, even if they were far from perfect. But gradually you see the team make better decisions, not because they had perfect plans, but were simply executing as a team, in both good and bad decisions. Eventually went on to impress us so much and win the most improved award!

Importance of Self-Belief - Personally when I had to play the first game for Team 6, I was full of self-doubt and already wrote the game off as a loss, given that I haven't touch DOTA for years! But through the entire process, my team kept supporting me while talking and drafting as if I was going to play at the expected level. For example, 'If I give u this hero, can u win that hero? What kind of support u need to succeed'. Honestly, I was embarrassed that they believed in me more than I believed in myself. During the match, I manage to let go of whatever self-doubt and tried to play to their expectations, fighting the mid as if I was on an equal level with him. I even managed to kill him!  The quote 'biggest enemy is not the opponent, but ourselves' is really apt.

The Power of Community - I guess this is the thing that struck me the most, that each participant really felt a sense of belonging and cohesion with the people there. Even as they were playing, together or against each other, you could tell they were genuinely having fun and treated each other like family.

Xing Yong/ "Apeshit"

Facilitator for TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

I think it’s amazing how creating a platform for a similar hobby/interest can bring together a group of people from different walks of life in a heartbeat. Even if they may have different characters and personalities, it’s pretty awesome seeing that they could come together to communicate and connect over a game. After the matches ended, I observed that some of them had bonded with one another and formed friendships over a day event.

While I was observing the matches, I noticed that the boys displayed sportsmanship, when some of them came over to watch the other teams who were still playing and cheered them on and even gave some tips to help some of the players. Despite being a competition, no one became toxic and competitive towards others in order to win. In fact, a lot of them displayed good and positive attitude towards one another, creating a really nice environment for everyone.

It was nice to see the boys going out of their comfort zone to participate in an event with people that they may or may not know. Having a common interest can really bring people together. Rather than seeing the game as a potential to cause addiction, games can create a platform for people to form connections and go out of their comfort zone.

Jean/ "Jayelpeaeff

Facilitator for TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

I found it fun to play with players from different MMR tiers while competing with other teams. Everyone was very keen on playing and were highly engaged during the discussions. It was also fun because despite having a team of low and high MMR players, every team was balanced to the point that we all had an equal fighting chance.

At TeleTrip, I felt that the players gained a different experience of playing in a positive and competitive-like environment, which they can't get from playing pubs at home.

Everyone at TeleTrip was friendly. It's best to join with a friend because you get to have the chance to defeat your friend and boast about it 🙂

Last but not least, I felt that I learnt what DOTA was actually about in the first place: playing with people and having fun.

Yaowen/ "Tudi"

Participant of TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

It's not always easy to find a large group of people who share your interests, especially an activity as isolating as online video games, but good thing that there's always TeleTrip!

Jin/ "His Father"

Participant of TeleTrip Express 2019 - DOTA 2 5 Oct 2019

Thank Yous!

Thank you Bountie Arena and your wonderful team for all the support before and throughout TeleTrip Express. Appreciate the support from all our partners AftershockPC and Indomie in making this TeleTrip Campus possible. Shoutout to Poh Jin, JJ, Xing Yong and Jean for all the help. Last but not least, to the gamers who came and made TeleTrip such a fun and memorable day for all of us ^-^

Hope to see you at the next TeleTrip!

Facebook Photo Album of TeleTrip Express – DOTA 2 Oct 2019: https://www.facebook.com/pg/soos.oio.sg/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2167289866895511

Instastory of TeleTrip Express – DOTA 2 Oct 2019: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18023684653230986/

Details of TeleTrip Express – DOTA 2 Oct 2019: https://soos-oio.com/2019/09/07/teletrip-express-oct-2019-dota-2/

TeleTrip Campus TP Nov 2019 – League of Legends

Wanna learn team-building and communication skills to 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 through teamwork and effective communication. 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 Temasek Polytechnic Campus this Nov for a WHOLE DAY LoL gaming!

NOTE: This TeleTrip is only for Temasek Polytechnic Game Design & Development students. Applications from public will not be accepted.

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: 4 Nov 2019 (Mon)
  • Time: 10am – 7pm
  • Fees: S$18/pax. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
  • Rental of Laptops: S$15/laptop. We only have 3 sets. Specs: 1060 3GB, i7, 8GB RAM and 256 SSD, with mouse.
  • Registration Deadline: 28 Oct 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: Temasek Polytechnic
    (Specific location will be announced nearer to the date.)

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 20 registrants and maximum 80 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 JCU Nov 2019 – Mobile Legends

Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in Mobile Legends and make new friends after the ML World Championship excitement?

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 JCU Campus this November 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).

NOTE: TeleTrip also heading up to Kuala Lumpur for Mobile Legends World Championship on 14-17 Nov 2019. We have a bundle for the TeleTrip KL and this TeleTrip that you pay $16 instead of $20. More info at https://soos-oio.com/2019/10/10/teletrip-kl-mobile-legends-m1-world-championship-2019

Event Details

  • Date: 30 Nov 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 JCU student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Registration Deadline: 18 Nov 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: James Cook University
    (149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380. MRT: Aljunied Station- Green Line.)
  • Facebook Event Page:  

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.

TeleTrip KL Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019

We have GOLD TICKETS to the first Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Kuala Lumpur and we will love to have you come with us!

Dates: 14-17 Nov 2019 (Thu-Sun)
Cost: SGD 310.00/pax includes:
    • Gold Tier 3 Days Ticket to Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Axiata Arena
    • 2 -Way Private Coach to Kuala Lumpur
    • Twin sharing room with breakfast for 3 nights at Hotel Sri Petaling
    • Local bus for the group itinerary indicated below
    • T-shirt
    • Visit to Pantheon, an Esports Arena

Does not include:

    • Lunch, dinner and drinks
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
The first 20 registrants get an Aftershock backpack!

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Itinerary:

14 Nov 2019 (Thu) 12.00pm Coach to KL from Singapore
6.00pm Arrive at Hotel and check in
7.00pm Bus depart Hotel for Pantheon, Malaysia first Esports Arena for a visit and you can choose to play VR and/or other games at special rates.
8.00pm Bus arrive at Pantheon.
11.00pm Bus depart Pantheon to hotel
15 Nov 2019 (Fri) 9.30am Bus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
10.00am Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pm Bus Depart Axiata Arena to Hotel
16 Nov 2019 (Sat) 11.00am Bus depart from Hotel for KLCC for shopping and visiting the local attractions
9.00pm Bus Depart KLCC to Hotel
17 Nov 2019 (Sun) 9.30am Bus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pm Coach depart from Axiata Arena back to Singapore. Estimated arrival back in Singapore to be past 12 midnight.

* Please note that the itinerary is subject to changes.

Note:

    • Parent Consent is required for participant 21 years old and under.
    • No price concession given to accompanying parent/guardian.
    • All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.

Wanna play Mobile Legends after watching Mobile Legends M1 World Championship live in Kuala Lumpur?  

We created a bundle with TeleTrip Campus Mobile Legends on 30 Nov!

Top up an additional $16 instead of $20 to participate.

More information: https://soos-oio.com/2019/10/11/teletrip-campus-jcu-sep-2019-mobile-legends

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


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.

TeleTrip Express Oct 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 brand new BOUNTIE ARENA this Oct for a WHOLE DAY DOTA 2 gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at http://soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

Since it is at the Bountie Arena, you get to play on their new PCs!

Event Details

  • Date: 5 Oct 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$39/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
  • Registration Deadline: 29 Sep 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Bountie Arena
    (1 Fusionopolis Way #B1-06/07/08, Singapore 138632. MRT: one-north MRT Station- Yellow Line. Exit A and take the escalator up to B1 to Bountie Arena.)

Fees include:

TeleTrip Elements

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.

First League of Legends TeleTrip Campus

At long last, we have our first TeleTrip Campus for League of Legends at James Cook University on 20 July. It was amazing to have 20 players joining us!

The format and rules of TeleMatch were kept simple: Round-Robin Best-of-2. To keep the games exciting, the team with the most kills will also win a prize, alongside other team and individual prizes.

Different Nationalities, One Big Community

Interestingly, about half of our players are Vietnamese, and each team had a mix of Singaporeans and Vietnamese. Despite coming from different countries and culture, no one could tell the difference. Everyone was chatting and having fun like a big family, even with the occasional Vietnamese conversations. The players lent one another their game accounts without hesitation when they realised some of the other players could not enter the custom draft lobby due to differing account levels.

Conversations were not limited to the games as they continued them through their lunch: fragrant chicken rice and nasi lemak for the Muslims. This helped the players concentrate on improving their strategy during lunch without interruptions.

Below are key lessons learnt from each team.

Team 1:  Assess and Adapt to the Situation

It was a wild roller-coaster ride for Team 1 earlier in the day. Two members only managed to arrive before the game commenced, leaving the team with no time to know each other or do up their game plan.

The challenge was elevated as there were four Vietnamese in the team who naturally spoke to one another in Vietnamese, leaving their sole Singaporean player out of the conversation.

Surprisingly, things started to change during Game 1.  With a majority of the team made up of Vietnamese,  the conversation should continue in their native tongue. Yet they started speaking English to provide information. By the end of the day, they were communicating fully in English.  So what brought the change?

It turned out that the team realised how strong and efficient the Singaporean player was. They then decided to play around him. In order to do so, they put aside their language preference and used English to discuss their strategies, define their roles. All these to make sure that the Singaporean player had all the resources he needed in the game.

The team ended up being so comfortable with each other that they managed to win all their games and become the eventual winners of TeleMatch!

Team 3: Breaking the Ice

How do you behave when it is your first time playing or knowing each other in a team? Speak politely and keep your cool even if the game situation is not ideal. But for Team 3, it was a different case.

During Team 3’s initial games, every member made sure to be polite to each other. But the facade couldn’t last long as games got more difficult and the team’s morale dipped.

Instead of staying nonchalant, two of the members who were really polite during the initial games, started to raise their voice and cheer at every team kill.  It was so abrupt that the other three members, who were more reserved, started loosening up and joined in the cheer as well!

Team 3 had so much fun and started playing as a team. They won the Best Teamwork prize!

Team 2: Never Say Die

It is easy to lose your fighting spirit when placed last, but not for Team 2.

From start to end, Team 2 was constantly planning and communicating on how to improve from the previous game. They made it a point to not blame each other for the losses but to speak objectively with regards to the mistakes made in the previous games.

Even though they lost five games and were heading towards their final game, the team did not give up and continued strategising on how to get as many kills while minimising their own deaths, with knowledge that the team with the most kills could still win a prize.

Unfortunately, Team 2 did not manage to get enough kills or wins to be in the running for the prizes. But their efforts and never-say-die attitude were acknowledged and celebrated!

Team 4: Playing Your Part and Doing Your Best

Team 4 had an experienced player and was accompanied by three players who were less experienced. Some even had a limited Champion pool.

Instead of throwing in the towel, the experienced player started sharing tips and strategies for winning the game to his teammates. The less experienced players also started to step up by suggesting what they could do given their limited skills.

For example, they prioritised the picks for the player with limited Champion pool and made sure everyone understood how to hold on during the early game phase so that they could play the late game, which the team is better at. The team even managed to take a game off Team 3 despite losing quite badly in the first game.

So amazed and humbled by all four teams. Good job guys!

Prize Presentation and Pizza Party

We had five TeleTrip Campus winner tags for the winning team. There were prizes for the “Most Improvement Team” and “Best Teamwork” as well. The winning team received a Ezreal Pulsefire figurine and Aftershock mouse each. “Best Teamwork” received a Teemo plushie and Aftershock backpacks each and “Most Improvement Team” received Aftershock Sliver Mousepads.

Additional prizes:

    • “MVP” and “Best Support” received a Rammus Hat each
    • All participants did not go home empty-handed. Every player returned home with a Hextech Mystery Emote!

 

Also, a shoutout to the president of JCU’s Gaming Society Zhi Chun and facilitator Alan for helping out at TeleTrip!

Thank Yous!

Thank you James Cook University for providing the venue for TeleTrip Campus! Appreciate the support from all our partners, Garena, AftershockPCKangaroo Nuts and SCOGA in making this TeleTrip Campus possible. Shoutout to Zhi Chun and Alan for all the help. Last but not least, to the gamers who came and made TeleTrip such a fun and memorable day for all of us ^-^

Hope to see you at the next TeleTrip Campus!

Facebook Photo Album of TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019: https://www.facebook.com/pg/soos.oio.sg/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2180268908930940

Instastory of TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun 2019: https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE4MDQ5NzIzNjc1MTU2MzE3?igshid=1ncypuky4qmnv&story_media_id=2091834389005401729

Details of TeleTrip Campus SUTD Jun: https://soos-oio.com/2019/07/02/teletrip-campus-jcu-jul-2019-league-of-legends/

Win and Learn as a Team: TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2

Win and Learn as a Team: TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2

Our second TeleTrip Campus for the DOTA 2 players happened at TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2 on 29 June 2019. So glad to see familiar faces. This time, we had 15 participants!

Serious Business

This time, we changed the format of TeleMatch to round-robin, which provided the players an opportunity to play against every team! When there is a tie-breaker, the winning team will be determined by the total number of kills earned during TeleMatch. With the number of kills taken into consideration, the teams must now think about how to secure kills and reduce casualties in every match, increasing the challenge of TeleMatch!

During TeleTalk, the players were introduced to roles, teamwork, and effective communication so that the teams are aligned. With that being set, the teams then proceeded to strategise their draft based on their strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to find out what were the teams’ priorities and considerations during their discussion, such as kill potential and how to create combos out of their hero pools.

Keeping Our Players “Farmed”

As games and discussions can get really intense, we provided snacks and drinks for the players to perk themselves during the games (shoutout to Kangaroo for the tasty nuts).

To help relieve the burden of thinking about meal options while planning for the next game during lunch break, we went out to get tasty chicken rice for the players!

When it was lunchtime, both Team 1 and Team 2 were still in their games with no sign of ending. Team 3 ended early and had the option to have their meals first. Instead, they decided to watch the ongoing match and waited until both teams ended their games to have their meals together. It was really nice to see how the players were willing to wait for each other.

Below are some key events that happened to each team.

Team 3: Youngest Player with the Most Experience

Even though bots games sounded like a no-brainer to most players, two of the teams were shocked to find out that Team 3 achieved 312 kills in 30 minutes. As a comparison, the other two teams only managed to reach their highest of 152 kills and 134 kills in 30 minutes.

So what’s the secret? It turned out that during the bots warm-up game, Team 3 found out that their youngest player, 15 years old, understood how the AI-controlled heroes react to their actions and which strategy would be best to get as many kills. So how did he actually know this? It was revealed during the pizza party that he would play a game with bots during his free time in school due to unstable internet connection. He would then constantly try to find out how to improve his strategy to kill them and end the game faster by observing the bots.

Team 1: Win as a Team, Learn as a Team

Even though Team 1 managed to win games convincingly and lose games which were close, they always took the time to reflect on what could be improved after each game. They noticed that for the games they lost, they communicated less which might have greatly affected their chances of winning. It was amazing to witness how quickly they learnt that communication was a key to winning and every teammate had a part to play in this.

Team 2: Learning through Difficult Situations

During TeleMatch, it was obvious that Team 2 was struggling to play as a team. The primary reason was that none of the players had experience in leading a team. Instead of shying away from the problem, they stepped up to take on the team roles that were lacking, such as the captain and shot-caller. Despite playing out of their comfort zones, they were able to take a lot of good team fights that required coordination.

Even though they did not manage to win a game against the other teams, their determination as a team and growth as players during TeleTrip was astounding.

Good job to all three teams!

Prize Presentation and Pizza Party

We had five TeleTrip Campus winner tags for the winning team. There were prizes for the “Most Improvement Team” and “Best Teamwork” as well. The winning team received a Tecware Keyboard each. “Best Teamwork” received Aftershock mouse each and “Most Improvement Team” received Aftershock backpacks.

…not to forget the “Best Support”, George!

Also, a shoutout to our facilitators JJ and Wah Yi for helping out at TeleTrip!

During the Pizza Party, we got to surprise Wilson, whose birthday was just a few days after TeleTrip!

Like always, we had a chit-chat session with the players over pizza. It was memorable as our facilitator JJ, who is a competitive DOTA 2 player, shared his experience which includes the struggles and how the team overcame their circumstances. It definitely served as an encouragement and a reminder that everyone, not excluding stronger players, faces similar roadblocks. The most important thing is how we overcome them.

Had lots of fun with you guys, hope to see you at the next TeleTrip Campus – DOTA!

Thank Yous!

Thank you SUTD for providing the venue for TeleTrip Campus! Appreciate the support from all our partners AftershockPCKangaroo Nuts and SCOGA in making this TeleTrip Campus possible. Shoutout to JJ and Wah Yi for all the help. Last but not least, to the gamers who came and made TeleTrip such a fun and memorable day for all of us ^-^

Hope to see you at the next TeleTrip Campus!

Facebook Photo Album of TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2 Jun 2019: https://www.facebook.com/pg/soos.oio.sg/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2167289866895511

Instastory of TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2 Jun 2019: https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODk4ODYyODk0MzM5NjY1/?igshid=bdfb5wxtpsiy&story_media_id=2076621788663343799

Details of TeleTrip Campus SUTD – DOTA 2 Jun 2019: http://soos-oio.com/teletrip-campus-sutd-jun-2019-dota-2/

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.