HotShotz 2017 reaches its main event and its happening this weekend

By Kurtis Chan on Jul 18, 2017

Malaysia's eGames festival, HotShotz 2017 is shifting up its gear and moving into the main event this weekend at KDU University College, Glenmarie, after five rounds of grueling and intense qualifiers across five different universities. 250 finalists will compete in 7 different popular game titles with the dream of becoming Malaysia's next international e-Sports star.

Positioned as Malaysia’s leading eGames Festival, HotShotz has six components to it:

1. eSports competition

Strictly for amateurs, with a total of seven games, both PC and console players who fancy themselves to be the next Malaysian world champion, should pencil into HotShotz as their breakout debut on to the main stage. The main event will see over 250 finalists competing to be winners in the following games:

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive (PC)
  • Street Fighter V (PlayStation 4)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PlayStation 4)
  • Overwatch (PC)
  • PES 2017 (Winning Eleven 2017) (PlayStation 4)
  • DOTA 2 (PC)
  • Tekken 7 – (PlayStation 4)

2. Game Publishers Showcase

Various game titles will be available for visitors to enjoy in the free to play area with Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) and Codemasters will also be having a booth presence.

3. Indie Games Showcase

All the big games started out small and here, through the showcase presenter, MDEC, 10 independent game developers will be showing their games for all to play. Could one of them become the next big thing in the gaming industry?

4. Cosplay Competition

Seen as very much at the periphery of the gaming ecosystem, nonetheless it was Cosplay players, many of them gamers themselves, who helped take the fantasy characters of the gaming world into the real and, indirectly, helped create a sense of excitement and reality around the games.  Watch out for the cosplay workshop as well where you will get tips on how to portray your fave gaming world character.

5. PC Modding

You have heard of how some people love to modify their cars, well, meet the geek equivalents and be blown away by how far some will go to turbo charge their machines. There will also be a hands on area where visitors can assemble their own dream gaming machine.

6. VR Showcase

VR news has been making headlines with a Malaysian games developer turned VR player raising some funding from 500 Startups last week. Yet another key player in the Malaysian VR scene is VR Lab Sdn Bhd and as our VR Partner with the largest booth space, they will be ensuring that HotShotz visitors get to experience what the world of VR is actually like.

7. Lucky Draw

Those who purchase the two-day ticket will also be eligible for the lucky draw with a PS4 Pro console, three units of Predator gaming mouse, a gaming chair and some VR for mobile headsets as the prizes.

Tickets are sold at RM15 for single day entry and RM25 for both days entry. For those who are interested in being a part of this history defining event, you can purchase the ticket at http://www.lazada.com.my/hotshotz/.

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Kurtis Chan
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Assistant Editor at Gamehubs who is an e-Sports enthusiast (mainly on League of Legends and Overwatch). Still saving up for a PS4.....
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