Cospendium is an all-ages family project that aspires to become the best cosplay and esports convention in Australia. Initially planned for July, the event has now been postponed until January 30-31, 2021 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. William Shatner and Mel Gibson are confirmed for the new dates as headline guests which is fantastic.
The organisers, in partnership with CouchWarriors, want to keep you entertained in the lead up and are hosting an online Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament this Sunday May 17, 2020. In the spirit of community, the contest is free and open to players of all skill levels. There’s even a prize pool of $150 up for grabs and four weekend passes to Cospendium in January 2021!
“Under the current circumstances, we decided the responsible thing to do was move the Cospendium event itself to next year.” Says event founder Philip Rainford. “But of course, we have a huge community of passionate gaming and pop-culture fans currently sitting at home and we wanted to do something that will keep everyone happy and entertained!”
Aussie YouTube gaming sensation HopCat is slated to commentate the proceedings for everyone watching at home. With more than 100K subscribers on YouTube, his off-the-wall Super Smash Bros content has proven an instant hit with series fans since his debut earlier this year. There are plans for the tournament to become a monthly online event for 2020, with special guests TBC competing across popular competitive gaming titles.
“Cospendium Tournament: Presented by CouchWarriors is a great way for us to keep the community connected during a tough time and to further expand our roster of fantastic esports tournaments.” Says CouchWarriors Strategic Director Daniel Chlebowczyk.
Fans can tune in on the day over at CouchWarriors’ Twitch channel at: https://www.twitch.tv/couchwarriors If you’re interested in competing, gamers can sign up at: https://smash.gg/tournament/cospendium-ssbu-community-tournament/details
Before registering, please join the Tournament discord – https://discord.gg/AUMQARU and make sure your smash gg name is the same as your discord name!!! This tournament is open for registration to Australian and New Zealand players. Signups/Registration will close at 2:00pm AEST. On tournament day, 2:30pm AEST, head to your assigned pool channel to find your opponents and to receive instructions from our administrators. They will assist with any queries you may have. Bracket and stream will start at 3pm AEST.
The main Cospendium event will be running for an entire weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, launching on Saturday 30 January 2021 and run until the evening of Sunday 31 January 2021. The convention will feature celebrity meet and greets, gaming tournaments, artist and cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways, an immersive Viking banquet and plenty more!
To register interest for ticket sales and for more information, visit: http://cospendium.com.au/
Written by: @ChrisJInglis