For the first time in Game Prime’s history, Baparekraf Game Prime 2020 will be held online. The reason why it holds online because it’s not wise to hold an event with the massive amount of visitors gathered in one place in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the regulation issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, events that gather so much crowd, such as musical concert and sporting events, are advised to be held online.
This rule also applies to Game Prime 2020, as the event hosts sporting events (esports competition). Even though you cannot gather with friends to watch their favorite team fighting directly, feel free to watch the tournament on GGWP.ID Youtube Channel.
Let’s help our friends in need through a charity for COVID-19 victims
Although this country is still under the threat of COVD-19 pandemic, Game Prime is still committed to supporting local video games and esports industries with Baparekraf Game Prime 2020. Aside from having esports tournaments and video game exhibition, this year also hold a charity for COVID-19 victims.
As a token of our appreciation, we will give the lucky donators gaming consoles and gaming chairs! More reason to donate, doesn’t it?
In addition to esports tournaments and charity for COVID-19, this event also has an online game exhibition, fan art competition, and online game development masterclass.
Esports tournament on Baparekraf Game Prime 2020 Online
On esports tournament, Baparekraf Game Prime 2020 will bring the audience a competition between esports titans (professional major teams) and two hidden gems (amateur teams) compete for the throne and prizes.
Amateur teams will have to go through online qualifications first on Road to Game Prime 1 week before the Main Event. Please refer to this Instagram post for more info in qualification.
Online exhibition for Indonesia indie game developers
An online exhibition is an exhibition for indie games where every Indonesian game developer can submit their game and later will be curated into the top 50. Those top 50 will have a chance to be featured on Game Prime’s website and social media. Then, 10 selected games will be reviewed in a live-stream by influencers on August 1st, 2020 at GGWP. ID Youtube Channel.
Baparekraf Game Prime 2020 Fan Art Competition
Fanart competition is a new event introduced this year. This event is a competition for artists on making fan arts of Game Prime’s mascots: Gemma and Prima, CIAYO Comics Intellectual Properties: Soul of Neko & Hati Baja (feel free to choose one of the two), and your favorite character from local games listed on Game Prime official website (later on after the local game dev curation).
This competition is open for all digital and traditional artists, both for amateurs and professionals alike. Submission day starts on Monday, July 13th, 2020, to August 3rd, 2020.
The last one is online game development Masterclass, which makes a return this year. This event invites all game developers out there to hone their skills in game development and related activities which later divided into two classes.
To keep on building everyone’s anticipation for the upcoming Baparekraf Game Prime 2020, let’s take you back to Game Prime 2019.
Revisit Game Prime 2019
BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 was held on July 13 and 14, 2019. With more than 23,000 visitors in two days, BEKRAF Game Prime 2019 officially broke the record from last year’s event.
Game Prime 2019 could be said as the biggest achievement for Game Prime itself to date. According to the organizer, the entire event was attended by 23,472 visitors, or 33 percent higher than last year’s.
What made Game Prime 2019 more attractive than the previous year? They did not hold the B2B anymore, and instead focusing on maximizing on two public days by adding more content. Before closing this article, I want to invite you to have a nostalgia trip revisiting Game Prime 2019 by watching the video below.
Based on the audience’s reaction to Game Prime 2019, we can see they were enjoying themselves in the event, as seen on their happy faces while entering the venue, playing board games, watching esports tournaments, and playing retro games with friends and family.
Game Prime 2020 will be held for five days, starting from August 1st to August 5th, 2020, and it comes online. Instead of inviting people to come into the venue, this year’s event will be live-streamed at GGWP.ID Official Youtube Channel.