CapitaLand hosts Singapore’s largest virtual reality gaming tournament at its malls
Play Beat Saber across 14 participating malls islandwide and stand a chance to win a total of S$35,000 in STAR$® and prizes
Singapore, 1 March 2019 – Slash, swipe and duck to the beat this March with CapitaLand’s Beat Saber Cup! Singapore’s gaming enthusiasts are now one step closer to channeling their inner intergalactic warrior, and being among the first in Asia to play Beat Saber, a unique virtual reality (VR) rhythm game, prior to its regional launch on the PlayStation 4. Bringing this exclusive experience to Singapore is CapitaLand, which will be hosting Singapore’s largest VR gaming tournament featuring Beat Saber across 14 participating malls from 1 to 31 March 2019.
Ms Teresa Teow, Head of Retail Management, Singapore, CapitaLand Retail, said: “CapitaLand malls have long been an integral part of the communities, serving as popular retail and lifestyle destinations. As virtual reality and competitive gaming take off among consumers, we aim to be among the first to bring these elements into our malls and create an immersive and memorable play experience for our shoppers. The ‘CapitaLand Malls Beat Saber Cup 2019’ is a unique large-scale virtual reality gaming platform that has taken our team months of planning to come to fruition. We look forward to having gaming enthusiasts among our shoppers turn up in full force with their families and friends to take part in this novel initiative, have fun while playing and enjoy great camaraderie in the process!”
Beat Saber is best described as an amalgamation of elements from Tap Tap Revenge, Dance Dance Revolution, and Fruit Ninja. The exciting rhythm game comes complete with an immersive experience via sound and visual effects. Gameplay is simple – slash the beats as they come, with the correct coloured saber in the direction of the arrow and chalk up the combos! Currently available in the United States, the highly anticipated VR game is expected to roll out across Asia on the PlayStation 4 in the later part of this year.
CapitaLand Malls Beat Saber Cup 2019
In the month of March 2019, shoppers and gaming enthusiasts alike can try their hand at Beat Saber at 14 CapitaLand malls, which will host “CapitaLand Malls Beat Saber Cup 2019” – Singapore’s largest VR competition of its kind. Perfect the slice and dice move and stand a chance to win a total of S$35,000 in STAR$® and prizes!
The tournament kicks off on 1 March at The Star Vista and Bugis+ with qualifying rounds, which will run till 29 March. The Top 8 contestants to emerge from the qualifying rounds will compete in the semi-finals on 30 March to determine the Top 4 finalists.
The final playoffs will be held simultaneously at Plaza Singapura and Clarke Quay on 31 March. The champion will walk home with the inaugural CapitaLand Malls Beat Saber Cup 2019 trophy and five million STAR$® (equivalent to S$5,000).
During the qualifying rounds, top scorers of the day per mall will win a Razer headset worth up to S$309.90 (limited to one headset per winner).
Geolocation Weekend Matches
Fancy the VR gaming experience without the competition element? Head over to CapitaLand malls over the weekends to immerse yourself in the age-friendly Geolocation VR gaming activities.
Battle it out on Geolocation with your opponent located across the country in real time, and stand a chance to win 5,000 STAR$®!
Beat The Score Challenge
Nothing is ever insurmountable - never let anyone tell you otherwise! From 29 to 31 March at Plaza Singapura and Clarke Quay, step up to the challenge of slashing the top scores on the leaderboard and win 5,000 STAR$®.
To redeem a chance to challenge the leaderboard, spend a minimum of S$20, or use 100 STAR$® via the CapitaStar app. American Express® CapitaCard members who charge a minimum of S$20 to their cards can gain priority access to the game. Terms and conditions apply.
For a comprehensive weekly schedule, timetable of events and prize details, please refer here.