The Games Xpo (TGX) 2012 saw gamers and e-sports enthusiasts making the trek to Singapore Expo, where cyber athletes did battle in the Singapore leg of the World Cyber Games (WCG).
The event also played host to the annual Cos X competition organized by Movie Mania, which saw more than 20 participants in costumes inspired by anime and video games competing for cash prizes as high as $2,800 for the Western title, and $1,500 for the Eastern title.
The con was rather sedate compared to the year before, and didn’t feature quite as many games and exhibitors as it did the year before, and we were surprised to discover that big names like Garena and Electronic Arts (EA) weren’t on the scene (Cherry Credits did have a sizeable booth, though).
There was also a smaller offering of computer and consumer products this year, markedly down from last year, and the game competitions (which included games DotA 2, Starcraft II and others) also seemed a little skimpy by comparison.
Of course, while the con didn’t feature quite as much content game-wise, Cos X proved to be the draw of the day with cosplayers and event goers alike flocking to the stage to catch a glimpse of the action.
Crowd favorites in Cos X included Gundam Unicorn and Guan Yu from Romance of the Three Kingdoms (which won the grand prize for the Eastern category), and Mistress of Pain from Diablo III, which took home the Western title.
Other characters that made an appearance included Diablo, Crimson’s very own Tyrael (which we blogged about here), Ironman, and even Power Rangers.
The cosplay component certainly made the con much more entertaining, and we’ll definitely be looking forward to it again next year.
Check out our some of these from the event!
Additional photos are also available in our album on Facebook.