ASEAN Games Australia 2015

GET ready for fiery competition as ASEAN students prepare for battle at the ASEAN Games Australia 2015. Siti Mokhsin brings you the highlights.

Pictured, team Big Black Bananas up against Power Rangers. Photo: Simon Tay

Pictured, team Big Black Bananas up against Power Rangers. Photo: Simon Tay

The mutli-sport event ASEAN Games Australia is approaching once again and will run from September 19 to 27. Now in its fifth year, the competition has been upscaled with the introduction of electronic sports (e-sports) dedicated to gamers.

Organised by the Malaysian Students’ Council of Victoria (MASCA Victoria), the ASEAN Games Australia aims to strengthen ties among Southeast Asian countries where teams from different countries will compete in eight physical sports and four computer games.

The games are set to take place across seven sporting venues, with the majority taking place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC). For participants looking to catch all the action of the Games, entry to all events is free.

If you’re looking to root for your fellow countrymen and women, we have the full schedule.

E-Sports

Photo: Adam Foster via Flickr

For the first time, ASEAN Games Australia is bringing online gaming into the fold. Recognising the increasing popularity of E-Sports as a form of focused competition, this new section of the ASEAN Games will feature four of the top E-Sports titles where ardent keyboard warriors duel in a virtual battlefield.

Dota 2 (QUALIFIERS: September 19, 12pm – 8pm |  LAN EVENT: September 20, 10am – 6pm)

Counter Strike: Global Offensive (QUALIFIERS: September 19, 12pm -7pm |  LAN EVENT: September 20, 10am – 5pm)

League of Legends (QUALIFIERS: September 19, 12pm – 8pm |  LAN EVENT: September 20, 10am – 6pm)

FIFA 15 (QUALIFIERS: September 19, 12pm – 5pm |  LAN EVENT: September 20, 10am – 5pm)

Sports

Photo: Wan Shing

Photo: Wan Shing

For traditionalists, you can catch all the athleticism and real time action of the ASEAN Games in eight different sports held across seven separate venues.

Ultimate Frisbee (September 19, 9am – 6pm)

Basketball (QUALIFIERS: September 26, 12pm – 5pm |  SEMIS & FINALS: September 27, 12pm – 5pm)

Badminton (QUALIFIERS: September 26, 9am – 7pm |  SEMIS & FINALS: September 27, 11am – 5pm)

Futsal (QUALIFIERS: September 26, 9am – 5pm | SEMIS & FINALS: September 27 , 9am – 4pm)

Tennis (QUALIFIERS: September 26, 9am – 5pm | SEMIS & FINALS: September 27, 9am – 5pm)

Volleyball (September 26, 12pm – 5pm)

Netball (September 27, 9am – 4pm)

Table Tennis (September 27, 9am – 5pm)

If you’re game enough to compete yourself, register online at ASEAN Games Australia’s official website before September 15 and you can take part in this year’s games. Note that all E-Sports, Basketball, Netball and Ultimate Frisbee registrations have closed.

You can also find other information, including venue locations for each sport, at the official website. Alternatively, you can follow the event’s Facebook page to get more updates.

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