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Hey there folks! Now you can go shopping without money – at our monthly event, Doppelganger KL open mic gig & SwapMeet Bazaar. Just bring 10 items for free entry (otherwise RM10) and you will then receive Doppelganger dollars to ‘buy’ other products. Over 20 acts lined up, good old faces and new acts. We can’t wait to see you all there at Palate Palette!

Go International E-sports Cup, the e-sports gateway to international festivals headed to China & Singapore this year under ‘Digital Youth Award’ – a brand new youth cultural exchange and e-sports program held in Shanghai, China and Singapore in October / November 2010.

Team xTu (pictured left) were crowned the champions of new game Heroes of Newerth (HoN) to qualify for the Digital Youth Award. They flew by Air Asia X to Shanghai via Hangzhou and met with teams from USA and Germany. The youth cultural exchange went down in the colossal Shanghai World Expo, Sweden Pavillion in China – giving the young gamers a taste of digital life in one of the largest gaming centres in the world! Team xTu garnered an overall 4th place at the finals. Good on you, xTu!

Lights out with FEYST10

Posted: November 25, 2010 in Announcements

After a youthful week of non-stop games and music, FEYST10 prepare for 2011
Kuala Lumpur, 21 October 2010 – The three-year old Indie Youth Fest (FEYST10) returned this year with the intention to tickle adrenaline rushes and send youthful energy plummeting through Klang Valley. Over 250 video gamers, 400 musicians and 30 beatboxers took part in the fest whilst 5,000 youth attended the ten-day fete, which overflowed with activities from video gaming to music – the in betweens and overlays.

FEYST10 organisers Go International Group Sdn Bhd exerted a vibrant and inspiring festival for youth and emerging talents, hand in hand with sponsors Tourism Malaysia, Play Interactive, Niro Granite, Air Asia X and partner MOL.

FEYST10 kept to its promise of having a content-rich appeal from the Game BoyTM 8-bit chip tune clad opening party at Palate Palette Café to the last strum of guitars at the Doppelganger World Open Mic Open Stage at the entrance of Berjaya Times Square. Guitar Hero sets, drum sets, Game BoyTM DJs, bands, artistes, multi-player online gamers and beatboxers were thrown into the huge FEYST10 melting pot, emerging out as young, innovative talents and opening Kuala Lumpur’s eyes from 1 to 10 October 2010.

The activities were abuzz on social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Friendster. Alongside the broad spectrum of music and digitalism, some of the best names in the indie film scene also contributed to the week-long festival. The influential Amir Muhammad, Ho Yuhang and Lorna Tee worked together at the FEYST Film Workshop and picked at the curious minds of youths who were looking to achieve the knowledge of the film industry and life behind the scenes.

The success of FEYST10 does not solely lie within the ten-day festival, but the ability and strive to bring young talents of Malaysia to the world beyond. E-sports cyber athletes challenged each other during the Go International E-sports Cup (GO.esc) with the latest massive multiplayer online role-playing game, Heroes of Newerth (HoN), and Left 4 Dead. The final round of HoN held at Friendster i-Café at Berjaya Times Square determined the winners, ‘xTu’, who embraced the opportunity of heading to the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai China from 14 – 18 October. xTu will also ready themselves for the upcoming Digital Youth Awards at Singapore this November.

Flourishing with nightly music affairs at various spots around Klang Valley, the FEYST10 music series opened up their platform for artistes ranging from funk to acoustic to world pop; what the two-day finale concert at Berjaya Times Square on the 9 and 10 October swiftly echoed. The eve of the Indie Youth Fest concert was celebrated at One Café; RockFeyst grazing the scopes of metalcore, post-rock, experimental and punk rock with newly rising bands such as Kyoto Protocol, Spritz!!! and A Ruthless Cleansing and more. The pure magic of the festival was the ability to reach out to not only a certain age; FEYST10 opened its doors to a large array of people from all appreciative ages, though the majority was without doubt a bold shade of youth.

FEYST10 was a way to challenge youths from all angles and during the mass of events a Beatbox Competition drew in the talented voiceboxes around Malaysia to compete for the first prize – a Play Interactive Hercules DJ Console. Shazet, an inventive beatboxer who has also won the Melbourne Beatbox Championship, walked away with the console in hand and pride as he held his winning medal close to his chest. Throughout the two final days at Berjaya Times Square, ground-breaking acts such as An Honest Mistake, One Buck Short, Beatburns and Free Deserters shared the main stage with a string of other inspiring talents such as Amirah Ali, 2StoreyHeart, Markiza & Peter Hassan Brown and poetry slammer, George Wielgus.

Shanghai, Sydney, France, Singapore, Sweden… What else does Go International Group have in store for the eager youths trying to find a space to break their ground? If you didn’t grab a chance to witness FEYST10 – you’ve missed out big time, but brace yourselves for more and look forward to another Indie Youth Fest in 2011. For updates, visit the festival’s website at http://www.indieyouthfest.com.

malay-mail clipping courtesy amirah ali

Oh gosh! Indie Youth Fest (FEYST10) Malaysia is back to blast again this year from 1-10 October 2010. This one-week festival will be filled with multiple activities spread all over Klang Valley, ending with a 2-day celebration at Berjaya Times Square on 9th & 10th October 2010.

Organised by marketing communication agency – Go International Group Sdn Bhd, FEYST10 will be an explosion of activities hugely relevant to youth nowadays – Digital and Indie. The festival will bring out the best souls in gaming, music & film workshops, Beatbox and E-sports competitions, finalizing with the FEYST10 concert in conjunction with gadgets and games fair, Digital Delirium Xpo.

The festival has propelled over 35 youth to festivals around the world so far; sending artists such as One Buck Short, Liyana Fizi, Zalila Lee, Izzy Mohd, Ady Suwardy and Ariff AB to perform a Merdeka Show at the Malaysia Pavilion in World Expo 2010 Shanghai. Next month, five cyber athletes competing in Heroes of Newerth, a real-time strategy game will participate at the Digital Youth Awards in Sweden Pavilion, World Expo.

For the full calendar of activities, visit http://www.indieyouthfest.com.

MEDIA RELEASE

GO INTERNATIONAL GROUP FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH DIGITAL YOUTH AWARD (DYA)

Partnership brings ‘Heroes of Newerth’ (HoN) Qualifiers to Malaysia, and Malaysian e-sports team to Sweden and the World Expo in China

Kuala Lumpur, 27 August 2010 – Go International Group Sdn Bhd has signed a deal with 3K Entertainment Pte Ltd to bring Digital Youth Award (DYA) Qualifier for digital sports category – international game title ‘Heroes of Newerth’ (HoN) to Malaysia.

Under the licensing agreement, Go International Group – the festival organiser of Indie Youth Fest (FEYST), which will be bringing an entourage of musicians to Shanghai this weekend to perform at the Malaysia Pavilion in Expo 2010 China; will organise an e-Sport tournament to qualify Team Malaysia to participate at Digital Youth Awards in the Sweden Pavilion in Shanghai from 14-18 October and DreamHack Winter in Sweden from 25-29 November.

Held in tandem with FEYST’s own Go International E-Sports Cup (GO.esc), the kick-off at popular cyber café FTZ Asia.net café in SS15 Subang Jaya this October offers amateur and pro-gamer PC-based tournaments. Official game titles will be announced in early September. Meanwhile, HoN enthusiasts can register online at http://www.goesc.net from this weekend 28th August 2010 for friendly practise matches. One victorious five person team will be sent on an all expenses paid youth cultural exchange program of Digital Youth Award (DYA) held in World Expo 2010 Shanghai in China from 15 – 18 October 2010 and compete at the DYA Global finals held from 25 – 28 November at Dreamhack Winter in Sweden. The total prize, comprising of game slots, flights, accommodation and transfers is worth approximately RM35,000.

Jasmine Low, Festival Director of FEYST added, “This partnership with Digital Youth Award is a fantastic opportunity for Malaysian youth; a cultural exchange program in the heart of the world’s largest expo to date. We encourage Malaysians to travel and participate in these international festival programs like DYA, because we believe the future economy is borderless. So it’s important to train and expose our young to the international arena.”

-Ends.

Media Inquiries:

Go International Group Sdn Bhd

Jasmine Low, Festival Director
Hp +6017 623 0288 | E: jasminelow@gointernationalgroup.com

Syuhada ‘Cece’ Adam, Project Consultant

Tel: +603 7727 0093 | E: cece@gointernationalgroup.com

FACTSHEET

Independent Youth Festival (FEYST10 Malaysia)

  • Indie Youth Fest (FEYST) 2010 is organised annually by Go International Group to provide a healthy and competitive platform for members of the local youth community to flaunt and exhibit their talent.
  • FEYST celebrates digital culture and Indie lifestyle.
  • Indie Youth Fest provides an arena where one “Team Malaysia” is selected to represent the nation at international festivals.
  • The festival focuses on activities, which are relevant to youth today; and such, is divided into two zones – Digital and Indie.
    • The Indie zone focuses on music, visual arts, comics, video games, and films and youth entrepreneurship.
    • The Digital Zone features a gadget and games expo (Digital Delirium Xpo), an e-Sports tournament (GO.esc // Dreamhack Malaysia Qualifiers) and blogger clinics.
  • Go international E-sport Cup (GO.esc) provides Malaysian pro-gamers the opportunity to participate at major international gaming events such as ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) in San Jose, USA 2008, Dreamhack Sweden Winter in 2009 and ESWC France 2010.
  • For more information you may visit the site www.indieyouthfest.com.

About Digital Youth Award (DYA)

The Digital Youth Award (DYA) Program at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai is a unique project created to promote and strengthen youth cultural exchange, friendship and education via various forms of digital entertainment. The program encompasses activities in two main digital categories – music creation, and digital sports with two exhibition categories in robotics science and interactive fitness. ‘Heroes of Newerth’ (HoN) has been chosen as the official international game title, in which the country qualifiers in e-sports will take place. The Digital Youth Award program is produced by 3K Entertainment Pte Ltd., a joint venture company between the CPL and DreamHack. More at www.digitalyouthaward.net.

About The CPL:

Founded in June 1997, the CPL is a pioneer in professional video game tournaments and over the course of twelve years hosted 60 international gaming events, sanctioned 600 international qualifiers and awarded over $3 million in cash prizes. The CPL set the standards for the entire industry and will once again offer the best e-sports experience to consumers worldwide. For more information go to www.thecpl.com.

About DreamHack: DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival and holds the official world record as world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. During 2009 DreamHack reached over 200.000 unique visitors with its live activities around the World. DreamHack holds several festivals each year, BYOC Qualifiers and expos. The Spring Season ends with the Season Finals at DreamHack Summer and the Fall Season ends with DreamHack Winter. The major festivals take place during 4 days, 24-7. All of DreamHack’s festivals are alcohol and drug free and open to all ages. For more information go to www.dreamhack.se.

About Heroes of Newerth:

HoN, a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG, is heavily inspired by the popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA), but with vast improvements in graphics and gameplay. In Heroes of Newerth, two teams of up to five players each take on the role of special Hero units. With the assistance of AI-controlled armies, each team sets out with the sole objective of destroying the other team’s base. The team-oriented design of HoN coupled with unprecedented in-game Voice-Over-IP controls and Clan Support allow for an incredibly deep, tactical team-based experience. Heroes of Newerth is available for the Windows, MAC and Linux platforms for $30.00 (USD). More information is available at http://www.heroesofnewerth.com.

About  S2 Games: The core S2 Games team is an experienced group of developers from diverse backgrounds, including film, fine art, computer science and business. Through this mix of skill and experience, a synergy is born creating a fresh perspective in game design. The mission of the S2 Games team is to create the next level of multiplayer gaming. With the creation of the K2™ Engine, they have the freedom to take online multiplayer games to heights not reached before. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.s2games.com.

This Sunday, leave your football boots at home and head on down to Padang Timur with your rock star attitude! Doppelganger Open Mic together with Go International Group presents GO-11 Indie Concert & Bazaar on 11 July 2010. Over 100 performers from 30 bands will take centrestage. See you there! This marks the kick-off for the Indie Youth Fest 2010 season.

Visit our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=100386446678298&ref=ts


Malaysia Airlines in collaboration with Skypark Terminal SAAS Airport, Go International Group together with Bijou Bazaar presents a chilled-out day with music, friends for the benefit of Womens’ Aid Organisation, Bandar Harapan Organic Farm and FoodBank for the Poor.

As a show of thanks to MAS for supporting Doppelganger in bringing 8 artistes (One Buck Short, Liyana Fizi, Reza Salleh, One Buck Short) over to Sydney Australia in September, the artistes and their friends are performing at this charity concert pro-bono! In addition, Doppelganger Open Mic has pre-booked some artistes to entertain you :-

Ariff Abu Bakar
Daymien
George Wong
An Honest Mistake
The Tick (MAS Employee Band)
ReaXions (MAS Employee Band)

Rashdan Harith Band
Najwa
Ady Suwardy
Liyana Fizi
Pesawat

When was the last time you went to Subang Airport? Come this weekend and you could participate in the MH ticket auction for charity. 10x tickets up for grabs to the highest bidder to Bali, Bangkok, Phuket, Melbourne etc…

>> Be a part of the MAS Touchdown@Skypark <<

How?
Bring your family and friends to the MAS Touchdown.

Music, Charity, Friends – MAS Touchdown @ Skypark Terminal SAAS Airport
Date : 9 January 2010 (Saturday)
Time : 11.00am – 8.00pm
Venue : SkyPark Terminal, Subang

Activities at the MAS Touchdown @ Skypark:
* Concert by Indie Artist/Bands
* Doppelganger Open Mic
* flymas.mobi booth and activities
* Bijou Bazaar stalls
* On the spot Blogger writing competition
* 10 Ticket Auctions for Charity
* All sales linked to Charity

Plus… inspired by Indie Youth Fest MASS Blogger Review Competition, come join in the MAS Touchdown MASS Blogger Review Competition! Register on the day, blog then upload on the day itself and you could be one of 2 lucky winners of a Canon A1100 digital camera. Deadline has been extended to 11 January 2010 on Monday, 12pm. Prize giving ceremony will be on Wednesday 13 Jan 2010. See you there!