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GameStart Asia 2018 rocks its fifth year with more fun and games

The Singapore-based convention returns with big name stars such as wrestler Kenny Omega and Overwatch voice actress Elise Zhang.

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Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Taking place every year around October in Singapore, the fifth GameStart Asia gathers like-minded gamers to watch a major esports tournament, play indie games, meet celeb guests and have plenty of fun.

The Sea Major 2018 features top professional players in the fighting game scene who battle it out for a spot at the Capcom Cup 2018 that will be held in Las Vegas 2018.

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Wrestling superstar Kenny Omega swung by from Japan as a guest as well as to compete in the fighting game tournament Sea Major 2018.

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Besides Street Fighter V, Soul Calibre V and Dragonball FighterZ were also played at the sidelines and on the main stage.

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Omega (right) getting his game face on as a commentator.

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A large crowd of fans gathered to cheer the players at the Winner Finals at the Sea Major 2018.

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US player Justin Wong competing against Australia's Mim in a game of Street Fighter V.

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Elise Zhang, the voice actress of Overwatch's Mei, speaking at a panel. Zhang also posed for pictures with her fans.

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This awesome statue of Terry Bogard from action figure maker Kinetiquettes is the perfect display piece.

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There are plenty of fighting games to be played at the HyperX booth.

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Cosplayers lining up for a picture.

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Disney had a booth at the show showing off its mobile games as well as its new upcoming game, Disney Epic Quest.

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There were plenty of incredibly dioramas at the tabletop area.

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Players get ready to fight it out on the battlefield.

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You can also learn how to paint table top figurines.

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Attendees also got the chance to check out the new Lego DC Super-Villains game.

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The F&B area served up delicious snacks in an interesting pirate-ish get up.

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Cosplayers gathered outside the event hall to take pictures.

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There were plenty of shoppers at the Doujin Market for indie artists.

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Indie game developers also showed off their wares.

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You could get old games for a steal at the Retro DNA booth.

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