Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play May 2022

Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play May 2022
 

This 2-hour workshop is a follow-up to our Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction. During the Webinar, communication strategies and theories on games and gamers were introduced. The application of the strategies and theories in a real-life family situation is not easy. Role play is a good tool to help contextualize the strategies and theories for home situations and deepen the adoption of strategies by reenacting them in a safe environment. For example, role play is used to rehearse the diffusion of difficult situations to prevent confrontations that can jeopardise parent-child relationships. COMEBACK psychologists will put out common scenarios in families and through role play to illustrate the application of the strategies and theories discussed.

The sessions will be conducted by COMEBACK Psychologists Nicholas Gabriel Lim and Poh Xing Yong. 

Note: 

  • For those who have not attended our Parents Webinar, you are welcome to register but do bear in mind that we will not spend time explaining and going through the strategies and theories in detail due to time constraints. 
  • Each session is similar in its framework, structure and objectives. 
  • Please wear your masks throughout the workshop.
  • All sessions are in-person. There is NO online option.

Session 1:
Date and Time: 22 May 2021 (Sun) 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Level 3, Summit Rooms 1-2
Limited to 20 registrants
Register here: https://pcw2022-1.eventbrite.sg

Session 2:
Date and Time: 28 May 2021 (Sat) 10am – 12pm
Venue: Heartbeat@Bedok Class Room 2
Limited to 10 registrants
Register here: https://pcw2022-2.eventbrite.sg 

Session 3:
Date and Time: 29 May 2021 (Sun) 10am – 12pm
Venue: Heartbeat@Bedok Class Room 2
Limited to 10 registrants
Register here: https://pcw2022-3.eventbrite.sg 

Cost: Free
We are very thankful for the support of Tencent in making this possible.

 


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principal psychologist and a board of director at COMEBACK.

As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, a youth mentor, and an author of the book Parents’ Playbook for Helping Youths Succeed and the ebook Understanding Adolescents, both under the main theme of Clash of the Mind and Heart.

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths.

Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clinical and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently reading law.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be a life well lived!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nicholasgabriellim.com

Poh Xing Yong

Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.


Our programmes this May:

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency 21 May 2022
TeleTrip Festival - Gaming for Family and Friends

TeleTrip Festival – Gaming for Family and Friends

TeleTrip Festival - Gaming for Family and Friends
 

Play is the best way to bond with both family and friends. TeleTrip Festival is playing some popular game titles this May to kickstart the June holidays! TeleMatch and Finals

TeleTrip Festival is playing the popular Pokemon Unite, Brawl Stars and Roblox: Super Striker League. Gather your family and friends, both young and old to play together and have a great time. This is happening across two weekends, four days on 21-22 and 28-29 May 2022. Click on the links below to find out more. 

21 May 2022 (Sat) – 3.30pm – 6.30pm – TeleMatch Pokemon UNITE
22 May 2022 (Sun) – 10.30am – 1.30pm –  TeleMatch Brawl Stars
28 May 2022 (Sat) – 3.00pm – 6.00pm – TeleMatch Roblox: Super Striker League
29 May 2022 (Sun) – 2.00pm – 7.00pm – TeleTrip Festival Finals

Players of each game title will be playing our usual TeleMatch format for a day. This is our first step to gather players of different game titles to play their semi-finals and finals on 29 May 2021 (Sun) to play for the game champions.

Prizes

We have more than SGD 6,000 worth of prizes from AOC Gaming to be given out, not just to the winning teams but also individual and group winners. The list of prizes can be found in each of the TeleMatch pages list above. 

Feeling adventurous? Feel free to join ALL TeleMatch at TeleTrip Festival 🔥 

You can also support the teams playing by watching the livestream on Twitch.

 

Our May Programmes

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency 21 May 2022
Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency – 5th Edition
Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play May 2022
Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency 21 May 2022

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency 21 May 2022

We are running the 5th edition of our Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency this year! We are thankful for Tencent’s support to be able to make this webinar free for all.

In 2020, we had 2765 Singapore secondary school students complete COMEBACK’s Game Dependency Test. 19.4% of the students have game dependency, with 4% being significant. This means that one out of five teenagers in Singapore have some form of disruptions in their lives related to gaming. To read the full report, go to https://www.comeback.world/2020/10/08/game-dependency-in-singapore-secondary-school-students-2020/

 

Games are here to stay and will be part of our lives. Complete embargo of games for your child and youth will mean social and technology isolation. This is not possible when students are required to go online for some school classes or assignments. On the other hand game dependency is a very real challenge for many parents. Yet, game dependency is rarely on the clinical radar as a cause or contributor to educational or behavioural difficulties for which psychological services were being sought as compared to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, insomnia, and mood deregulation.

For this Parents Webinar, we seek to equip parents with frameworks to help parents better understand games, gamers and game addiction, which we termed game dependency. With better understanding of games and your child’s gaming motivations, parent-child communication and relationship can be improved. Developed from the understanding of a youth’s brain development, various communication strategies will be examined. We will also do a brief introduction to neurofeedback intervention that is noninvasive and non-medication-based, that can help programme the brain to achieve greater mastery over ineffective or dysfunctional behaviours, i.e. game dependency, poor relationships, etc.

Date: 21 May 2022 (Sat)
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar
NOTE: A unique link will be emailed to you to join the webinar. Please sign up using the email address you use for your Zoom account. Otherwise you might have problem logging into the Zoom webinar as the zoom links are linked to the email provided during registration. 
Cost: Free
Registration Link: https://uggg5.eventbrite.sg

Special and sincere appreciation to the follow parents group for your support for this webinar and all the work you do for the parents:

  • Dad@CatholicHigh, Catholic High School
  • Parents’ Support Group (PROED) Hwa Chong Institution
  • Chapter Zero Singapore
  • Parents Support Group Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)
  • Mum’s Space 
  • Yuying Secondary School Parents Support Group (YYSSPSG)
  • Chung Cheng High School (Main) PSG

 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principal psychologist and a board of director at COMEBACK.

As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, a youth mentor, and an author of the book Parents’ Playbook for Helping Youths Succeed and the ebook Understanding Adolescents, both under the main theme of Clash of the Mind and Heart.

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths.

Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clinical and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently reading law.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be a life well lived!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nicholasgabriellim.com

 

Ruth Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

 

Poh Xing Yong
Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.


Our May Programme

Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play May 2022
Parenting Challenge Workshop: Communicating & Engaging Gaming Youths at Home through Role Play May 2022
TeleTrip Festival - Gaming for Family and Friends
TeleTrip Festival – Gaming for Family and Friends

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction 26 May 2021

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Dependency 21 May 2022

In 2020, we had 2765 Singapore secondary school students complete COMEBACK’s Game Dependency Test. 19.4% of the students have game dependency, with 4% being significant. This means that one out of five teenagers in Singapore have some form of disruptions in their lives related to gaming. To read the full report, go to https://www.comeback.world/2020/10/08/game-dependency-in-singapore-secondary-school-students-2020/

 

Games are here to stay and will be part of our lives. Complete embargo of games for your child and youth will mean social and technology isolation. This is not possible when students are required to go online for some school classes or assignments. On the other hand Game Dependency is a very real challenge for many parents. Yet, game dependency is rarely on the clinical radar as a cause or contributor to educational or behavioural difficulties for which psychological services were being sought as compared to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, insomnia, and mood deregulation.

For this Parents Webinar, we seek to equip parents with frameworks to help parents better understand games, gamers and game addiction, which we termed game dependency. With better understanding of games and your child’s gaming motivations, parent-child communication and relationship can be improved. Developed from the understanding of a youth’s brain development, various communication strategies will be examined. We will also do a brief introduction to neurofeedback intervention that is noninvasive and non-medication-based, that can help programme the brain to achieve greater mastery over ineffective or dysfunctional behaviours, i.e. game dependency, poor relationships, etc.

Date and Time: 26 May 2021 (Wed) 10am – 1pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar
NOTE: A unique link will be emailed to you to join the webinar. Please sign up using the email address you use for your Zoom account. Otherwise you might have problem logging into the Zoom webinar as the zoom links are linked to the email provided during registration. 
Cost: $15/registrant
Eventbrite Registration Link: https://uggg2021.eventbrite.sg


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principle psychologist and a board director of COMEBACK. As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), the author of the ebook Clash of the Mind and Heart: Understanding Adolescents, a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, and a youth mentor!

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths. Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently pursuing his law degree.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be life well live!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nigel.com.sg/

 

Ruth Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

 

Poh Xing Yong
Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.


Other Resources

Click here to read and download the free Understanding Games and Gamers Ebook + Games and Gamers Chart.

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction NOV 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction is back! This is in response to the enquiries we had about the next Parents Webinar after the last one we had in June 2020. 

World Health Organisation

“My child is gaming too much!” is a common statement we hear from many parents, especially during this stay home period. Gaming has become an integral part of life for many. The concern escalates when at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to adopt the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes ‘gaming disorder’ as a recognised disease. The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Below is WHO video on Gaming Disorder.

Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Why are games so attractive? How do we keep up with the increasing number of games? How can we make sense out of this sea of games? Join Ruth Lim in a journey into the world of games. We will explore the various types of games and game genres that are popular among the youth, breaking down the various components of game design.  

Gamers are not all the same, and they have different motivations categorised by their Player Types. Join Xing Yong in understanding the motivations of your child as a gamer, to better connect with your youth and their needs to start off conversations to deepen your relationship.

The cause of addiction is not only from the substance, in our case, gaming. It happens when deeper human needs are not met. Join Nicholas Lim to learn more about addiction from a psychologist point of view. Through the explanation of the brain development of youths, Nicholas will also explore strategies for parents to communicate and connect with gamers.

The session will be moderated by Pauline Phoon, the founder of SOOS OIO LLP and COMEBACK PTE LTD.

Below is an animation about Addiction based on Bruce Alexander’s research about the cause of addiction.


Date and Time:
21 Nov 2020 (Sat)
10am – 1pm

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Cost:
FREE. Registration Required on Eventbrite. 
NOTE: A unique link will be emailed to you on 20 Nov 2020 to join the webinar. Please sign up using the email address you use for your Zoom account. Otherwise you might have problems logging into the Zoom webinar. 
Special thanks to Media Literary Council for making this possible.

Registration on Eventbrite: https://ugggnov20.eventbrite.sg

P.S. The last Parents Webinar in Jun 2020, we had a waitlist as we reached our max capacity of 500. During the actual Parents Webinar, about 15% of the registrants were not present. Even though it is a free event, we will greatly appreciate it that ticket-holders who cannot make it for the webinar, please cancel the ticket with Eventbrite (at no charge) to release the slot for another who is able to join us. Thank you so much for your kindness and hope to see you soon!


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is the principle psychologist and a board director of COMEBACK. As a registered psychologist, he has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), the author of the ebook Clash of the Mind and Heart: Understanding Adolescents, a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, and a youth mentor!

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths. Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently pursuing his law degree.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be life well live!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nigel.com.sg/

Ruth Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

Poh Xing Yong
Xing Yong is an Associate Psychologist with COMEBACK. He has struggled with game dependency since Primary school, and now aims to help others overcome their similar struggles in game dependency using his past experiences and background in Psychology. He has completed his Psychology Degree (Honours), and is currently pursuing further studies in Counselling Psychology to further hone his skillsets.

Special Guest Speaker from Media Literacy Council

Dr Jiow Hee Jhee
Dr Jiow Hee Jhee is the Assistant Professor and Programme Director of BSc (Hons) Digital Communications and Integrated Media programme at Singapore Institute of Technology and member of the Media Literacy Council. He specialises in the impact of media on the family, media law and ethics, as well as cyber wellness and cybercrime studies.


Other Resources

Click here to read and download the free Understanding Games and Gamers Ebook + Games and Gamers Chart.
COMEBACK - Master Your GameCOMEBACK is a professional game dependency intervention program.
Click here to access the Game Dependency Test.

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Parents Webinar: Understanding Games, Gamers and Game Addiction

Notice:
We have reached the full capacity of 500 pax for the webinar. If you are interested, you can be placed in the waitlist (click register at https://uggg.eventbrite.sg) and if someone cancels or a place frees up, we will release it to you.
If the number in the waitlist is sizeable, we might consider increasing the webinar capacity as well.
So please don’t hesitate to put yourself on the waitlist if you are interested to join us.

“My child is gaming too much!” is a common statement we hear from many parents, especially during this stay home period. Gaming has become an integral part of life for many. The concern escalates when at the 72nd World Health Assembly, 194 members of the WHO unanimously agreed to adopt the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes ‘gaming disorder’ as a recognised disease. The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. Below is WHO video on Gaming Disorder.

Why are games so attractive? How do we keep up with the increasing number of games? How can we make sense out of this sea of games? Join Ruth Lim in a journey into the world of games. We will explore the various types of games and game genres that are popular among the youth, breaking down the various components of game design.  Gamers are not all the same, and they have different motivations categorised by their Player Types. By understanding your child’s world of games and the motivations of your child as a gamer, you can understand your child and their needs better to start off conversations and deepen the relationship.

The cause of addiction is not only from the substance, in our case, gaming. It happens when deeper human needs are not met. Join Nicholas Lim to learn more about addiction from a psychologist point of view. Through the explanation of the brain development of youths, Nicholas will also explore strategies for parents to communicate and connect with gamers.

The session will be moderated by Pauline Phoon, the founder of SOOS OIO LLP and COMEBACK PTE LTD.

Below is an animation about Addiction based on Bruce Alexander’s research about the cause of addiction.


Date and Time:
27 June 2020 (Sat)
10am – 1pm

Venue:
Zoom Webinar

Cost:
FREE. Registration Required. Please fill up the form below.
Special thanks to Media Literary Council for making this possible.

Registration on Eventbrite: https://uggg.eventbrite.sg


 ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicholas Gabriel Lim

Nicholas Gabriel Lim is a registered psychologist, who has worked with youths for 2 decades. He is the co-founder of the Youth Work Association (Singapore), the author of the ebook Clash of the Mind and Heart: Understanding Adolescents, a clinical supervisor to young budding psychologist, and a youth mentor!

He has spent his career in the people, private and public sectors. All of which have been with youths, families, and advocates of youths. Given his depth and breadth of work with youths, he has been on various government advisory councils, like the Media Literacy Council and the National Council for Problem Gambling.

Nicholas not only has Degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland and the Nanyang Technological University, but also various clincial and practice certificates like for Youth Work Coaching and Supervision, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Adventure Therapy, and Therapeutic Behavior Management, just to name a few. He is currently pursuing his law degree.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys reading a good book and heading to the gym. Together with his beautiful wife, he has three children. He lives by his favorite mantra, a life well reflected would be life well live!

Nicholas Lim’s Website: https://nigel.com.sg/

Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim
Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

Guest Speaker from Media Literacy Council

Dr Jiow Hee Jhee
Dr Jiow Hee Jhee is the Assistant Professor and Programme Director of BSc (Hons) Digital Communications and Integrated Media programme at Singapore Institute of Technology and member of the Media Literacy Council. He specialises in the impact of media on the family, media law and ethics, as well as cyber wellness and cybercrime studies.


Other Resources

Understanding Games and Gamers 1st Edition 2019 BannerClick here to read and download the free Understanding Games and Gamers Ebook + Games and Gamers Chart.
COMEBACK - Master Your GameCOMEBACK is a professional game dependency intervention program.
Click here to access the Game Dependency Test.

DOTA2 Back to Basics Online Coaching April-May 2020

DOTA2 Back to Basics Apr-May20

Simple yet Powerful Lessons to Improve Your Gameplay

DOTA 2 is a complex game, and the constant changes just makes the game even harder. That is why we have designed this Back to Basics course to strengthen your core understanding of the game so that you can develop skills that transcends through the patches.

In each 45min-session done in lecture style, we will explain each topic and there are simple exercises that you can do on your own to start your journey to be a stronger player!

Below are the topics that each of the 8 sessions will cover:

    1. What is DOTA - 7 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • Why resources matter and the real reason why last hit matters
      • How to master last-hitting like a pro?
    2. Lane Management14 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How does winning the game by “losing” the lane work?
      • How to own your opponents in lane?
    3. Hero (Part 1) - 21 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • What heroes should I play to win games?
      • How to start winning games with your favourite hero?
    4. Hero (Part 2) - 28 April 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How do I win in a losing matchup?
      • Learn the art of making a comeback in losing games!
    5. Power Spike - 5 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • Why does timing of items matter and what does all the numbers in the stats mean?
      • How does snowballing works and how to be ahead in the game?
    6. Drafting - 12 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How can drafting make the game easier for you
      • Why does my enemy always have a better draft? Discover the secrets to the foundation of drafting in this session.
    7. Roles - 19 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • What should I be doing based on my roles and team strategy
      • Farm? Gank? Plant wards!? Don’t get confused and find out what you need to do to win games in DOTA 2.
    8. Analysing games - 26 May 2020, Tues 7pm-7.45pm Singapore time
      • How does the MMR System affect my games and how to use the scoreboard
      • Trying to get out of the MMR trench? Wondering why you’re losing games despite a great KDA? Come join us in this last session to learn how to beat the MMR system and transform your red day to green days!
Fees:
Each session at S$10.
All 8 sessions at S$70.

DOTA 2 Back To Basics Additional Tutorials Available at S$50/Session

Not sure why you’re unable to apply the concepts learnt during lectures? Show your replays* during tutorial and we will review mistakes and provide tips** on how you can perform better. Learning can be lonely, so join with the other students and get the chance to learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses! It is capped at 4 students per session, making sure that you get the most out of each tutorial.

*Replays are based on the exercises mentioned at the end of the respective lectures. The exercises will also be emailed to you after the respective lectures, so do check your junk mail in case it gets there.
**Review and tips will be scoped based on that week’s topic

To enhance your learning experience, you can sign up for tutorials! Tutorial sessions are available on Thursdays (2 days after the lecture) 7pm-8pm. At every 1-hour session, each participant will be provided 15 minutes to go through their replay. During the 15 minutes, the coach will review your replay and:

      • Identify key mistakes
      • Provide explanation on how it can cost your game
      • Suggest practical exercises to overcome your weaknesses

It is recommended that the participant attend the lecture before joining the tutorial.

Things to Note for Tutorial:

      • This tutorial is NOT an open Q&A session!
      • Attendance will be taken during each session. Only 1 attendee for each email address registered.
      • No refund and transfer are allowed once payment is made.
      • The 15 minutes provided to each participant includes setup. Please be ready with your replay or your time will be allocated to the other participants.
      • Please be prepared with your replays during the tutorial. You are required to share your screen with the replay (video or via in-game client).
      • If you turn up unprepared with your replay, your 15 minutes will be allocated to the other participants. E.g. 1 participant didn’t provide a replay. The remaining participants get 5 minutes extra to go through their replays.

ABOUT THE COACH: Ruth “Potatofluff” Lim

Ruth is on staff with SOOS OIO as an Esports Coach and co-developed TeleTrip, an offline gaming community event. She conducts DOTA 2 foundational classes and workshops for Esports Academy under SCOGA and also teaches the module “Team Management” in Informatics Diploma for Esports and Game Design.

Ruth Lim coached a competitive DOTA 2 team TenTwenty in 2017 that won CPL Championship DOTA 2 Edition 2017, came in 1st in Dew Challenge 2017 and represented Singapore in Asia Pacific Predator League in 2018. Ruth managed Team Impunity FIFA Online 3 who got 3rd in EA Champions Cup (EACC) Winter Cup 2016 representing Singapore. In 2017, she coached Team Impunity FIFA Online 3.

Ruth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with Diploma in Games & Entertainment Technology and SIT-University of Glasgow in Bachelors of Science with Honours in Computing Science. She also holds a CoachSG coaching certificate.

Well recognized in the DOTA 2 community, Ruth attended numerous international gaming tournaments, got to know and learnt from many of the top players worldwide. Ruth hopes to share her knowledge and experience to gamers in Singapore and beyond.

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TeleTrip Campus JCU Nov 2019 – Mobile Legends

Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in Mobile Legends and make new friends after the ML World Championship excitement?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win in-game diamonds too!

We are heading down into the JCU Campus this November for a WHOLE DAY Mobile Legends gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at https://www.soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

For TeleTrip Campus, you have to BYOM (Bring Your Own Mobile & Charger).

NOTE: TeleTrip also heading up to Kuala Lumpur for Mobile Legends World Championship on 14-17 Nov 2019. We have a bundle for the TeleTrip KL and this TeleTrip that you pay $16 instead of $20. More info at https://www.soos-oio.com/2019/10/10/teletrip-kl-mobile-legends-m1-world-championship-2019

Event Details

  • Date: 30 Nov 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$20/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
    Special price of S$18 for JCU students, please provide your matriculation number during registration (NB: the registered JCU student has to be the person playing on the actual day)
  • Registration Deadline: 18 Nov 2019 (Mon)
  • Venue: James Cook University
    (149 Sims Dr, Singapore 387380. MRT: Aljunied Station- Green Line.)
  • Facebook Event Page:  

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 20 registrants registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love Mobile Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about Mobile Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a Mobile Legends community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip KL Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019

We have GOLD TICKETS to the first Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Kuala Lumpur and we will love to have you come with us!

Dates:14-17 Nov 2019 (Thu-Sun)
Cost:SGD 310.00/pax includes:
    • Gold Tier 3 Days Ticket to Mobile Legends M1 World Championship 2019 in Axiata Arena
    • 2 -Way Private Coach to Kuala Lumpur
    • Twin sharing room with breakfast for 3 nights at Hotel Sri Petaling
    • Local bus for the group itinerary indicated below
    • T-shirt
    • Visit to Pantheon, an Esports Arena

Does not include:

    • Lunch, dinner and drinks
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses
The first 20 registrants get an Aftershock backpack!

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Itinerary:

14 Nov 2019 (Thu)12.00pmCoach to KL from Singapore
6.00pmArrive at Hotel and check in
7.00pmBus depart Hotel for Pantheon, Malaysia first Esports Arena for a visit and you can choose to play VR and/or other games at special rates.
8.00pmBus arrive at Pantheon.
11.00pmBus depart Pantheon to hotel
15 Nov 2019 (Fri)9.30amBus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
10.00amMobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pmBus Depart Axiata Arena to Hotel
16 Nov 2019 (Sat)11.00amBus depart from Hotel for KLCC for shopping and visiting the local attractions
9.00pmBus Depart KLCC to Hotel
17 Nov 2019 (Sun)9.30amBus depart from Hotel for Axiata Arena for Mobile Legends M1 World Championship
8.00pmCoach depart from Axiata Arena back to Singapore. Estimated arrival back in Singapore to be past 12 midnight.

* Please note that the itinerary is subject to changes.

Note:

    • Parent Consent is required for participant 21 years old and under.
    • No price concession given to accompanying parent/guardian.
    • All participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.

Wanna play Mobile Legends after watching Mobile Legends M1 World Championship live in Kuala Lumpur?  

We created a bundle with TeleTrip Campus Mobile Legends on 30 Nov!

Top up an additional $16 instead of $20 to participate.

More information: https://www.soos-oio.com/2019/10/11/teletrip-campus-jcu-sep-2019-mobile-legends

For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at https://www.soos-oio.com/teletrip/.


Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love Mobile Legends but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our Mobile Legends SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about Mobile Legends. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a Mobile Legends community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.

TeleTrip Express Oct 2019 – DOTA 2


Wanna increase your chances of WINNING in DOTA 2 and make new friends?

Experience the thrill of close gameplays with teammates of different skill levels at TeleTrip. Unlock your potential with loads of fun, new teammates, new friends and PIZZA PARTY! You have opportunities to win some awesome prizes from AfterShock!

We are heading down into the brand new BOUNTIE ARENA this Oct for a WHOLE DAY DOTA 2 gaming! For those who are new to TeleTrip, you can read more at https://www.soos-oio.com/teletrip/.

Since it is at the Bountie Arena, you get to play on their new PCs!

Event Details

  • Date: 5 Oct 2019 (Sat)
  • Time: 10am – 9pm
  • Fees: S$39/pax. Open to public. A simple packed lunch is included for this TeleTrip for convenience.
  • Registration Deadline: 29 Sep 2019 (Sun)
  • Venue: Bountie Arena
    (1 Fusionopolis Way #B1-06/07/08, Singapore 138632. MRT: one-north MRT Station- Yellow Line. Exit A and take the escalator up to B1 to Bountie Arena.)

Fees include:

TeleTrip Elements

Special Note:

  • Registration Flow: The total registrants need to be in multiples of five to play a match as a team. Minimum 10 registrants and maximum 40 registrants. Registration is first come first serve. In the event if the final numbers do not make up multiples of five, those beyond the last multiple of five will be placed in the waitlist. For example, if there are 28 registrants, the last 3 will be placed in the waitlist. Registrants who are not accepted in this TeleTrip will be given priority for the next TeleTrip.
  • Confirmed Registration: Registration is only confirmed after payment is received. Payment details is emailed to you after submission of the form below. We will send you a confirmation email after payment is received. Please check your junk mail.
  • Individual Registration: You do not need to register as a team as we take in registration individually. SOOS OIO’s decision of team arrangements is final.
  • Latercomers: The teams and team members for TeleMatch will be disclosed at the start of the TeleTrip Campus event. Teamwork begins at the start. To prevent disadvantaging your team, those who are late will be replaced by those who are on the waitlist already present. Latecomers might end up without a team if multiples of five are complete and thus may not be able play the TeleMatch.
  • Waitlist registrants DO NOT need to make payment until your registration is confirmed. Waitlist registrants can be present at the event at 10am and we will slot you in when confirmed registrants no show or are very late.
  • NO refund will be given after registration is confirmed and payment is made.

DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group

For those who love DOTA 2 but cannot join us for this TeleTrip, we will like to invite you to our DOTA 2 SOOS Facebook Group. It is a group that has curated content about DOTA 2. It is a space to meet other players as well. It is our commitment to you to build a DOTA 2 community that is fun, encouraging and engaging. Help us to build this community by join the group now.