Mention the name Logitech to anyone these days and most will talk about the many mice, keyboards and tablet accessories out in the market. No stranger to the Gaming side as well, Logitech has been making good gaming mice and keyboards for as long as I can remember (My first set was the G1 gaming mouse and keyboard). Having sponsored many outstanding teams in international competitions, any fan of gaming will no doubt have come across the name Logitech in one way or another.
But not just on the international front, Logitech is looking to promote and strengthen the gaming culture here in Singapore. Organising the first ever The Logitech G Experience with the support of Colosseum and Insidious Gaming, over 120 turned up for a day of fun and games as gamers got together and also to experience the many gaming products from Logitech.
The main highlight was a Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2 tournament, which pitted eight teams of five players against each other in under a variant tournament rule set. The participating teams were a mix of both experienced and casual gamers. After three competitive rounds, Team Mark emerged as the winner, taking home the bragging rights and Logitech G products.
“We’re so excited to win the tournament and it feels awesome. The event was an opportunity for us to play DOTA 2 with our friends and even players whom we haven’t met before. We hope there’re more of such opportunities,” shared Sabastian Xiao, the leader of the champion team Mark.
In addition to the DOTA 2 tournament, there was a variety of gaming booths set up for the attendees. The gaming booths included the classic Donkey Kong and a mouse clicking game which tested the gamers’ reflexes. The game scores were shared on a live scoreboard for players to challenge one another.
“Although I didn’t participate in the tournament, I love this event a lot because I met other people who share the same interest with me,” said Sophia Wong, an event participant. “Also, I’m happy that the gaming stations could help me get hands on the Logitech gaming products.”
While not as lavish as compared to the big scale competitions that most of us gamers are used to, it is very encouraging to see Logitech giving a little something back to the local gaming community. The event was a great way for gamers to just get together to have fun. It also served as a memorable experience for many of them who were ending their school term break.
Hopefully this will be the first of many The Logitech G Experience events to come.
Photo credits: Logitech Singapore
Reported by Kenneth Wong.
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