Vietnam GameVerse attracts more than 20,000 participants

By Minh Tu   April 3, 2023 | 01:07 am PT
Vietnam GameVerse, the country's first game festival, was held during the weekends in HCMC with over 20,000 visitors.

The event, organized by the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information, VnExpress and the Vietnam Game Development Alliance, gave tens of thousands of gifts to visitors and 14 awards to developers.

"This is the first time such a large event with many domestic game companies is held," Le Quang Tu Do, head of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications, said.

Sự kiện đón hơn 20.000 người trong hai ngày. Ảnh:Quỳnh Trần

Vietnam GameVerse is held at Phu Tho Indoor Sport Stadium in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

A 3,000-square-meter expo area was divived into six activity zones - Game Expo, Game Forum, Game Arena, Game Awards 2023, Cosplay Contest and Game Workshop. Many gamers from travel hundreds of kilometers from Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Long An, and Can Tho to enjoy the event.

Several giants in the industry such as VTC, VNG, Gosu, Gamota, OTA Network, Garena, and Funtap set up their booths at the expo zone to showcase their lastest products and services.

Game Arena was held on the afternoon of both days of the event, drawing about 3,000 audiences to watch professional esports competitions.

Hoạt động thi đấu có hình thức như các giải chuyên nghiệp. Ảnh:Thanh Tùng

esports competitions within the framework of Vietnam GameVerse. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung

At the Game Awards event on Saturday, Free Fire won the Game of the Year award, Escaping From Eden won the best Vietnamese Game Sky Dancer, Cuu Duong Chan Kinh was named the game with the best graphic design, while Lien Quan Mobile bagged a double for Excellent Mobile Game and Excellent Esports Game.

The organizers added an extra category, the Vietnamese Game with the best graphic design, for Cuu Duong Truyen Ky.

Ông Lê Quang Tự Do - Cục trưởng Cục Phát thanh, Truyền hình và Thông tin điện tử (phải) trao cúp cho đại diện nhà phát hànhFree Fire. Ảnh:Trần Quỳnh

Representative of Free Fire receives the Game of the Year Award. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

Cosplay Contest on Sunday attracted 1,000 guests to come and watch the top 10 performances on stage.

Taevii and Pé Fox won the top prize for their cosplays of two generals Irelia - Aphelios in the game League of Legends.

Taevii x Pé Cáo đạt giải Quán quân tại Cosplay Contest, ngày 2/4. Ảnh:Quỳnh Trần

The winners of the Cosplay Contest. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

There are also the Game Forum, game workshop, and other sideline activities within the framework of the event.

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