Back to Play at SIT Inter-Cluster Games 2021
Alumni form their own cluster for the first time; Health and Social Sciences Cluster regains its championship title
A chance to gather and compete for the love of the game drew alumni, students and faculty to SIT Inter-Cluster Games (ICG) 2021. Held from 27 February to 13 March 2021, ICG 2021 saw the five SIT academic clusters, along with SIT alumni forming teams to compete in different sports that tested them on their athletic and mental prowess: Bowling, Badminton, Basketball, Cue Sports, Floorball, Futsal, Chess, Chinese Chess, as well as e-Sports such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. SITizens could also add more points to the tally table for their Cluster via the ICG Virtual Outreach Games, by taking a video of themselves completing Squats, Push-Ups and/or Burpees for 1 minute each.
As compared to previous years where the ICG typically took place over a weekend, this year’s edition stretched over two weeks as safe management measures were in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This also marked the first time that the SIT alumni formed a cluster of their own, after taking into consideration feedback from participants from the previous Inter-Cluster Games. Said Accountancy alumnus Mr David-Mark Lim, a first-time participant at the ICG, “I think having an alumni cluster for ICG gives us an identity. It’s a good initiative that allows different generations of alumni to meet and have meaningful exchanges.” At this year's ICG, the Health and Social Sciences Cluster emerged overall champion, prying the title from the InfoComm Technology Cluster. The Alumni Cluster participants also made a very good first showing for themselves, bagging the gold medal for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, silver medal for Chess (Males, Individual), silver medal at Badminton, the silver medal at Cue Sports, and the bronze medal at Futsal!