Compete virtually in esports tournaments through the Stay Home Challenge Breaker

This e-tournament series will feature the games FIFA20, Legends of Runeterra and Valorant.

Anis Nabilah
Anis Nabilah

Published: 27 May 2020, 7:17 PM

The circuit breaker is coming to an end soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to physically hang out with friends just yet.

As part of efforts to engage youths during this COVID-19 outbreak, Redd+E, the esports subsidiary of Reddentes Sports, has partnered with the National Youth Council (NYC) to organise a series of community esports tournaments.

The Stay Home Challenge Breaker series will take place on a few dates from May to July, streaming live on Cr8Studiosg‘s Facebook page.

Christopher Pragasam, Assistant Chief Executive of NYC, said: “Through the Stay Home Challenge breaker, we hope to gather like-minded youth digitally and encourage them to continue to stay home, avoid crowds and socialise online as far as possible.”

The first e-tournament, where players will compete in FIFA20, will be held from May 28 to May 30. You can find the signup details on Reddentes Sports‘ Facebook page.

FIFA20 is the latest installment of the FIFA series, a football simulator video game. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTH.SG/NIGEL CHIN

The tournament is only open to players based in Singapore and participants will need a PS4 console and a PlayStation Plus subscription to compete.

The initial 64 slots for the tournament were quickly filled, and Redd+E is opening up an additional 64 slots so more Singaporean youth players can join in the fun.

Besides FIFA20, youths can also look forward to two other game titles including the digital collectible card game, Legends of Runeterra, and the multiplayer first-person shooter game, Valorant.

There are a few prizes up-for-grabs in the first tournament and the champion will win $250 from the prize pool.

The runner-up and semi-finalists of the first e-tournament will also win prizes. PHOTO CREDIT: REDDENTES SPORTS’ FACEBOOK PAGE

Subsequent dates for the different tournaments can be found below:
– Jun 6 to Jun 7: Legends of Runeterra
– Jun 13 to Jun 14: Valorant
– Jul 23 to Jul 26: Valorant /League of Legends 

Yip Ren Kai, the Managing Director of Redd+E, highlighted the importance of giving youths this platform so that they can better their skills and stay occupied after the circuit breaker.

He said: “While Singapore gears towards the post-circuit breaker measures to resume activities safely, we should not let our guard down and there is also a need to engage our youths purposefully.

“The Stay Home Challenge Breaker will give our young community players an opportunity to hone their skills and stand a chance to play against some of our local esports influencers or celebrities.”

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