GameStart 2018 is more than just playing game

Into it’s 5th edition, this year GameStart 2018 has us all excited at GameTrader.SG. For a start, GameStart 2018 has debuted its very own MasterClasses where game developers can get to meet and learn from the very best in the gaming industry. Speakers include Carlo Arellano who has provided concepts, textures and models for many popular Video Game such as World of Warcraft, Ratchet and Clank and God of War.

For those who missed the master classes or are gamers more than game developers, you can also meet some of the famous personalities behind you favourite games. Motohiro Okubo, the Producer of Soulcalibur VI was at the first day of the event. For the second day, Kaname Fujioka, the Executive Directory/ Art Director behind the super popular action RPG Monster Hunter: World will be there to give you more insights on the game development behind this title. Voice actress, Elise Zhang who provided the voice of Mei from Overwatch is at the event as well at her meet and greet booth.

Motohiro Okubo, Producer of Soulcalibur VI at GameStart 2018

Esports is upsized again this year. SEA Major 2018 Tournament, the major Esports tournament running at GameStart since 2016, is Southeast Asia’s largest fighting game tournament that is not to be missed. Tournaments includes Dragon Ball FighterZ SAGA Event, Tekken 7 and Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals. Meanwhile SEA Mobile Major features Shadowverse Contenders cup where competitors fight for the right to represent their region at the Shadowverse World Grand Prix in Japan.

SEA Mobile Major – Shadowverse Contenders cup
SEA Major has many gamers glued to the screen to watch the tournament

Tabletop gamers will be happy to know that GameStart Tabletop has returned again this year. Doujin Market is also located at the area together with Indiezone.


Cosplayers can enter for free at GameStart events. So the number of cosplayer significantly increased this year. For those who like to see your favourite game/anime characters in life, this event will be one that you would want to go.

Morrigan Cosplayer
Street Fighter Cosplayers


GameStart 2018 is happening now at Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401-403 from 13th Oct 2018 to 14th Oct 2018.

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