BES+ 2018 brings Brunei gamers together
Brunei’s biggest esports event was held last weekend at the Royal Brunei Recreational Club. BES+ 2018, organised by Game On, was a 2-day event that offered visitors a variety of activities from free-to-play games, tournaments and controller customisations.
Present as the Guest of Honour was Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. Accompanying the minister was Awang Wardi Bin Haji Mohammad Ali, the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism).
The event offered visitors free-to-play games: Overwatch, Overcooked 2, Call of Duty and Soul Calibur VI on the PS4 and a Nintendo corner that offered games on several consoles. There was also a booth that offered retro games for visitors to play. Children and adults alike spent the day playing games both new and old.
BES+ 2018 also saw many of Brunei’s best gamers compete in the FIFA 19, Tekken 7, GT Sports, Fortnite and Mobile Legends tournaments. The winners received prizes ranging from PS4 consoles, cash prizes and vouchers.
Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism presented the winners with their prizes. The FIFA 19 1v1 champion was Adib Sazali, with Izzan Zakaria in second place. For the FIFA 19 2v2, Ronaldo FC and The Bbys coming in first and second place respectively. MightyNoob emerged as champion in the Tekken 7 tournament, followed by Shahrk as the runner-up. Afieq won first place in the FT Sports tournament. Second through fifth spots went to Adam Tan, Zal, Khairi and Ammar Faiz. In the Fortnite tournament, Anieq Zakwan was named champion and second place went to Aziz. RV eSports were the Mobile Legends champions.
“It is very promising to see so many people, especially the youths, engaged in esports in Brunei,” the minister stated. “We are happy that Game On organised BES+ 2018 and joined the Brunei December Festival. If this event continues to grow, we may even see international gamers come to compete.”
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