Help bring Team Singapore to Overwatch World Cup 2019!

Fundraising campaign by Nicholas Tay
  • SG$2,673.00
    raised of $30,000.00 goal
8% Funded
53 Donors
Raised offline: $300.00
Total: $2,973.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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Support our journey to the 2019 Overwatch World Cup!

What is the Overwatch World Cup?

The Overwatch World Cup is a global celebration of competition and community, organised annually by the game's developer Blizzard Entertainment. It is a prestigious tournament where the best players around the world are given the opportunity to represent and bring glory to their nation. As part of the BlizzCon gaming convention, fans from all over the world will be present to support their favourite countries and players.

Team Singapore competed in the Overwatch World Cup in 2016 and 2017, but narrowly missed the opportunity to in 2018. This year, Team Singapore has qualified along with 46 other countries, but we will need to fully fund our own travel and living expenses.

Who are we?

Team Singapore is managed by three Competition Committee members, who were elected through a public voting process open to the Singaporean Overwatch community. We are also supported by a large group of dedicated volunteers.

The most experienced, dedicated and talented Players were assessed and selected to play in Team Singapore after a series of intense trials, which tested their ability to communicate, take on leadership roles, make full use of their mechanical skills and adapt to unfamiliar situations.

Why support us?

We truly believe that this is the strongest Team Singapore yet, and we do not want to pass up this opportunity to showcase our country's talent and potential. We have already begun training vigorously both online and at our LAN training room, and we'll be ramping it up closer to BlizzCon.

In exchange for your kind support, we have some cool and exclusive rewards lined up, so do check them out below and consider lending us a hand!

If you are a corporate entity looking to donate to or sponsor Team Singapore, please contact us directly at [email protected] for marketing and activation opportunities.

Follow our journey!

To be the first in line to receive any updates and stories about Team Singapore, do join our Discord server and follow us on our pages below!

Any questions? Feel free to email us at [email protected] or drop us a message in our Discord server!

We are Team Singapore

Damage

  • Figo "Azalea" Chua
    • Xavier Esports (Contenders Pacific 2018 S1 7th-8th Place)
  • Timotheus "Bubblekitty" Yeo
    • Far East Society (Contenders Pacific 2019 S2 3rd-4th Place)
  • Jasper "yuris" Yue
    • Team NGV (Scrim League S3 1st Place)

Tank

  • Mohammed "Sachokk" Asri
    • Far East Society (Contenders Pacific 2019 S2 3rd-4th Place)
  • Muhammad "Xenofly" Syafiq
    • Global Esports (Contenders Pacific 2019 S2 2nd Place)

Support

  • Alston "Jervyz" How
    • Nova Monster Shield (Contenders Pacific 2019 S1 2nd Place)
  • Marcus "Akame" Kwa
    • Avant Gaming (Contenders Trials Australia 2018 S3 6th Place)

Competition Committee

  • Seetoh "JohnGalt" Jian Qing (Coach)
    • Head Coach for Washington Justice (Overwatch League)
  • Teo "TCC" Chun Chieh (General Manager)
    • Coach for MindFreak G (Contenders Australia)
  • Nicholas "Caldoran" Tay (Community Lead)
    • Community Leader for What's Team Fortress

How much does it cost?

It certainly isn't cheap to bring ten people (6x Players, 1x Substitute, 3x Committee) to Anaheim, Los Angeles for 8 days. Below is a breakdown of the estimated amount of money needed to cover our stay there.

The Campaign Goal is set to $30,000 as a buffer for the production costs for the crowdfunding rewards.

Item

Cost Per Person (SGD)

Total Cost (SGD)

Flight Tickets

$900.00

$9,000.00

Accommodation (Shared)*

$450.00

$4,500.00

Transportation (Shared)*

$120.00

$1200.00

Food

$480.00

$4,800.00

LAN Practice (Internet Cafe)

$50.00

$500.00

ESTA (Visa) Application

$20.00

$200.00

Portable WiFi Router (2x)*

$25.00

$250.00

Travel Insurance

$50.00

$500.00

Total

$2,095.00

$20,950.00

* Cost per person estimated by dividing the total cost by 10

Why crowdfunding? What about Blizzard and sponsors?

Because Singapore is not in the list of Top 10 teams, we will be fully responsible for all our travel and living expenses. While Blizzard is offering "some support for hotels", it is the same discount offered to all BlizzCon attendees and financially impractical for housing 10 people.

Our sponsors have lent us their kind assistance in covering a large bulk of our costs, but we will likely be unable to have our costs fully covered. Hence, we have decided to launch this crowdfunding campaign to help cover the remaining expenses.

What if we don't get enough funding?

The Competition Committee is willing to cover our own costs if absolutely necessary. The Players have also been briefed on the possibility of needing to cover some of their own costs, such as food and transport.

We will explore and consider every possible solution that will bring all of us to the Overwatch World Cup successfully and safely, without financially burdening anyone too heavily.

In the unfortunate event that we are unable to secure enough funds, we will refund every backer of their donation and cancel the planned rewards.

How will the funds be handled?

Our General Manager, Teo "TCC" Chun Chieh will be in charge of managing and tracking the funds.

100% of the funds raised will be spent on getting our players to the Overwatch World Cup (e.g. plane tickets, accommodation, food, transport, etc.), as well as cover any production costs for the team's official apparel and other crowdfunding rewards.

For the sake of accountability and transparency, every financial transaction involving the crowdfund will be recorded in a spreadsheet which will be made publicly available no more than 2 months after the Overwatch World Cup. Photographs of the receipts for specific transactions can be provided upon request.

In the event we have excess funds, they will be spent on producing higher quality content (e.g. rented video cameras) and/or additional Team Singapore merchandise for giveaways. Any usage of the funds will be declared in the publicly available spreadsheet mentioned above.

Backer Rewards

  • We will contact you through email to receive the details for your rewards (e.g. Backer role in Discord, apparel size and customisation).
  • All amounts are in SGD and include registered shipping within Singapore, where applicable.
  • If overseas shipping is required, then you must cover the costs for the registered shipping service of your choice.
  • All physical rewards, including the photos, posters, T-shirts, jerseys and jackets, will be produced and delivered after the Overwatch World Cup to determine demand and the amount to produce.
  • If possible, the Coaching and QP/Arcade game sessions will be conducted before the Overwatch World Cup. However, due to time constraints and priorities, they might be conducted after.
  • The LAN practice sessions will be held on a weekend afternoon or evening at one-north.
  • In the event we are unable to fulfill the rewards you are eligible for, we will contact you to provide a suitable replacement.
  • If you are unsure of any of the rewards, please contact us at [email protected] before making a donation!

Tier

Amount

Backer Reward(s)

Limit

1

$5

  • Backer Discord Role
    • Access to Backer-only text and voice channels
    • Name displayed separately from other users
    • Coloured name
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

2

2.1

$15

  • Signed Large Team Poster
    • 8R Size
    • Featuring and signed by every Player/Committee
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

2.2

$20

  • 10x Signed Photo Print Set
    • Featuring and signed by every Player/Committee
  • Signed Large Team Poster
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

3

3.1

$45

  • Team Singapore T-Shirt
    • Customisable with your own name and role
    • Or choose any Player/Committee's name and role
    • Add $5.00 to get it signed by any Player/Committee!
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

3.2

$55

  • Team Singapore Experience (2 Maps)
    • Feel what it's like to be a Player for Team Singapore!
    • Play with any 5 Players/Committee of your choice
    • Will be held at a convenient time for everyone
    • 2x Quickplay/Arcade Maps
      • Approx. 40 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes Online Coaching Session
    • Conducted one-to-one by any Player/Committee of your choice
    • Review either a team or personal VOD you provide
    • Recording and uploading allowed

No Longer Available

3.3

$60

  • Team Singapore Jersey
    • Customisable with your own name and role
    • Or choose any Player/Committee's name and role
    • Add $5.00 to get it signed by any Player/Committee!
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

3.3

$75

  • Team Singapore Jacket
    • Customisable with your own name and role
    • Or choose any Player/Committee's name and role
    • Add $5.00 to get it signed by any Player/Committee!
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

3.4

$90

  • Team Singapore Hoodie
    • Customisable with your own name and role
    • Or choose any Player/Committee's name and role
    • Add $5.00 to get it signed by any Player/Committee!
  • Backer Discord Role
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

Unlimited

3.5

$95

  • Team Singapore Experience (3 Maps)
    • Feel what it's like to be a Player for Team Singapore!
    • Play with any 5 Players/Committee of your choice
    • Will be held at a convenient time for everyone
    • 3x Quickplay/Arcade Maps
      • Approx. 1 Hour
  • 1 Hour Online Coaching Session
    • Conducted one-to-one by any Player/Committee of your choice
    • Review either a team or personal VOD you provide
    • Recording and uploading allowed

No Longer Available

Diamond

$150

  • Invitation to one LAN practice session
    • Come check out our LAN practice sessions at our training grounds!
    • Mingle and hang out with Team Singapore's players, committee members and volunteers!
    • The LAN practice sessions will be held on a weekend evening at one-north.
  • Personal Thank-You Video
    • 10-30 seconds video of any Player/ Committee of your choice personally thanking you
    • Can include a specific thing to say (nothing offensive, questionable or vulgar)
    • Posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord (or only sent directly to you)
  • 30 Minutes Online Coaching Session
  • Team Singapore Experience (2 Maps)
  • Signed Team Singapore Hoodie
  • 10x Signed Photo Print Set
  • Signed Large Team Poster
  • Super Backer Discord Role
    • Get a special Discord role separate from all other users and with a unique colour for your name!
  • Mention in #backers Discord channel

No Longer Available

Master

$250

  • Invitation to one LAN practice session
  • 1 Hour Online Coaching Session
  • Team Singapore Experience (3 Maps)
  • Personal Thank-You Video
  • Signed Team Singapore Hoodie
  • Signed Team Singapore Jacket
  • 10x Signed Photo Print Set
  • Signed Large Team Poster
  • Super Backer Discord Role

No Longer Available

Grandmaster

$350

  • Invitation to all LAN practice sessions
  • 1 Hour 30 Minutes Online Coaching Session
  • Team Singapore Experience (6 Maps)
  • Personal Thank-You Video
  • Signed Team Singapore Hoodie
  • Signed Team Singapore Jacket
  • Signed Team Singapore Jersey
  • Signed Team Singapore T-Shirt
  • 10x Signed Photo Print Set
  • Signed Large Team Poster
  • Super Backer Discord Role

No Longer Available

Top 500

?

  • Create your own package
    • Want to donate even higher than the Grandmaster Tier?
    • Get in touch with us to see how we can make you a personalised bundle with extra-special rewards just for you!

Unlimited

Rewards

Thank you for your kind donation! Please check out the Backer Rewards section at the bottom of the main page for more details, and remember to provide a valid email to properly claim any of the rewards!

0 Backers

Tier 1: Receive a special Backer role on Team Singapore's Discord, and gain access to a Backers-only Discord channel!

7 Backers

Tier 2.1: Receive a Signed Large Team Poster (8R Size)! Includes Backer role on Discord.

3 Backers

Tier 2.2: Receive 10x Signed Photo Prints (3R Size) and a Signed Large Team Poster (8R Size)! Includes Backer role on Discord.

1 Backers

Tier 3.1: Receive a customisable Team Singapore T-Shirt! Includes Backer role on Discord.

5 Backers
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5 Backers

Tier 3.3: Receive a customisable Team Singapore Jersey! Includes Backer role on Discord.

8 Backers
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8 Backers

Tier 3.4: Receive a customisable Team Singapore Jacket! Includes Backer role on Discord.

1 Backers
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1 Backers

Tier 3.5: Receive a customisable Team Singapore Hoodie! Includes Backer role on Discord.

4 Backers
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4 Backers

Top 500 Tier: Want to donate even more than the Grandmaster Tier? Get in touch with us to see how we can make you a personalised bundle with extra-special rewards just for you!

0 Backers

Fundraising Team

Community Lead for Team Singapore (OWWC 2019)

Community Lead for Team Singapore (OWWC 2019)

  • Chun Chieh Teo
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  • General Manager

Donors

  • Elnora william
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2019
$3.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2019
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  • DVSG -
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2019
$60.00
Sep 07

Day 2 Update

Update posted by Nicholas Tay at 01:12 pm

Thank you all kind donors!After just 2 days, we have already received over S$1,145.00 from your kind donations!That is an absolutely incredible amount of support and we are endlessly grateful for your kindness!We still have a long way to go, but this gives us great confidence that we'll succeed.Taking a

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Donors & Comments

53 donors
  • Elnora william
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2019
$3.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2019
Amount Hidden
  • DVSG -
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2019
$60.00
  • Kenji Ong
  • Donated on Nov 23, 2019
  • Team Singapore forever!!

$60.00
  • Mason Shapiro
  • Donated on Nov 17, 2019
  • go lions. sorry for the delay guys

$90.00
$72.00
  • Paul Young
  • Donated on Oct 27, 2019
  • I’m BetterCallPaul#6055 in the Crimson Manes Discord. I’m the one that suggested the team walkout song to be Stand Up For Singapore on your reddit post in r/COW. ;-) All the best at BlizzCon! Play your best and #RoarForSingapore!

$60.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 26, 2019
Amount Hidden
  • Mark Cordiner
  • Donated on Oct 25, 2019
  • Love the jersey! Good luck at the World Cup!!!

$60.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 12, 2019
  • can have the jersey to say EZ Clap

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Followers

21 followers
Tyler Coulter
Paul Young
Muzaffar Shah
Li-Huan Wang
Mark Cordiner
Zac Thia
Dylan Tay
Farhan Hamid
Sarah Coldheart
MEGAN CONLEY
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SG$2,673.00
raised of $30,000.00 goal
8% Funded
53 Donors
Raised offline: $300.00
Total: $2,973.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities