Tyumen hosted an e-sports weekend within the Tyumen Cyber Fest, which was attended by about 1,500 people from 29 cities. Traditionally, at the site of the Athletics Arena, everyone could cheer for athletes, attend a cosplay convention, get an autograph from the stars, have a snack, play in the game zone and spend time in interactive tents.
About the festival
The fact that we take such a cyber event for granted is a great merit of the organizers. As it turned out, many regions can only dream about it.
“Such festivals are a way to show others how it all can go and what kind of people are participating in it. I think Tyumen succeeded, for which many thanks to her. And the leadership of the region supports this. I am sure that residents of some regions envy the Tyumen region in a good way, because you have this happening here, ”said Alexei Shemyakin, vice president of the FCC of Russia, at the opening of the festival.
He also noted that despite the fact that the Tyumen region is geographically located in the very center of Russia, this does not prevent it from developing and being at the forefront of the technological process.
The festival was opened by cutting an invisible ribbon with a fake weapon from popular games, according to the press service of Tyumen Cyber Fest.
This year, five disciplines are announced in the tournament – DOTA 2, CS: GO, FIFA 21, NHL 21 and Guilty Gear Strive – the strongest cybersportsmen in which will share 1,000,000 rubles. The prize fund is distributed as follows: 400,000 rubles each for DOTA 2 and CS: GO, with the prize money being received by the four best teams at once, in other disciplines the fund is 30,000 rubles each.
The battles lasted for two days. The first one determined the best in DOTA 2. The winner’s cup and 200,000 rubles went to the Cybertourist team.
On the final day of the cyberfest, the winners of the other four disciplines were announced. The main denouement of the final day was the battle for the cup in CS: GO. Here the victory was won by the Tyumen guys from the Kabaniyudar team.
“We won the first map very easily. The second map didn’t go a bit, the guys started to worry at some point, but I calmed them down, and we put the squeeze on the opponent. We got together on time and won. We knew that we would win, ”- assured the captain of Kabaniyudar Oleg Sharov.
The youngest participant in this line-up Nikita just recently turned 14 years old, at Tyumen Cyber Fest he showed a class and now has a foothold in the team.
While some fought in the inner space of the arena, others chilled out on the street. This year, due to the pandemic, it was decided to disperse the festival sites, so the cosplay convention got spacious tents on the street, however, dense enough to reliably protect the participants and spectators from rain and wind.
As the main organizer of the cosplay convention, Anastasia Yaskova, said, this year more than 50 participants from the Tyumen region, Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg and Moscow, representing characters from films, games, anime and their own worlds, took to the stage.
The winners were chosen in six nominations plus the Grand Prix of the competition. There was no equal here Anna Gorbachevaknown as Nika. She appeared in the role of Lunara – a centaur from the game Heroes of the Storm. I worked on the costume for about six months, during which time I mastered new technologies for myself: I made a chic voluminous wig and movable hind legs.
“I found a very simple solution from theater-goers: I built a system of cables that are attached to the legs of a person, thus the hind legs start to move,” explained the winner. Previously, Anna worked as an accountant, but now she moved to craft and began to make custom-made suits. Not only cosplayers, but also theatergoers turn to her. Applications are received not only from different regions of Russia, but also from the United States.
About the rest
Food courts also migrated to the street, so it was quite convenient to buy hot tea and go to a cosplay convention. Next to them were the interactive tents CyberStrike and Just Dance, Drone racing and the Chromakey Arena, where you could virtually shoot, drive, dance or find yourself in the Dota 2 and CS: GO space.
There was also something to do inside the arena. Amateurs could play in a separate game zone, autograph sessions with stars were held for esports fans, including commentators Vladimir PGG Anosov, Sergey Smile Revin, members of the Puckchamp, Singularity teams and others.
Photos courtesy of the Tyumen Cyber Fest press service