HONG KONG CHAMPION THE WINNER IS... CONGRATULATIONS Oh Mankee You are our 2022 Hong Kong Champion! See you in Tokyo! Hong Kong Regional Bracket 2022 HONG KONG REGIONALS Get Ready to Battle! From thousands of entries, only 8 talented artists remain. The best of the best creators in Hong Kong will finally go head-to-head at the Regional Tournament for a chance to advance to the ACS2022 Grand Final held in Japan. With professional pride and artistic glory on the line, which of our finalists will surpass all LIMITS and emerge victorious? VENUE Date: 27-Feb (Sun) Time: 2:00 ~ 7:00 PM (HKT) Platform: UCOLLEX YouTube MC SaltyEgg The MC of UCollex EDITION #1 program Regional Finalist JayDraws Toy designer by day illustrator by night. Originally drawing cartoons on walls in Birmingham England Jay moved to Hong Kong 11 years ago. His style has been described as aggressively cute, Influenced by pop culture and low brow art. Aside from toys and games Jay’s artwork has been used across walls, packaging, publishing and even a couple of tattoos. Rosine Wo Rosine is a freelance illustrator, mainly working with Procreate. Using clear lines and space to pick out unordinary moments from ordinary life, the human body and insect elements are always present in her works. Oh Mankee The story of Kapok and Hoko the tricolour cat. Hoko is a fat, tricolour cat born on the 11th day of April, the legendary “Kapok Day”, when the Kapok trees, AKA “hero trees”, are in full bloom. With a lively and cheerful personality full of justice and bravery, Hoko rides on a Kapok cloud everyday, helping out friends that are in a difficult place. Neegle Neegle is a natural born illustrator that would paint every surface in sight if it wouldn't get him in trouble with the law. He loves to illustrate ephemeral concepts such as identities or emotions through simple structures layered intricately. Nalok.Lok Kwan Wai-Lok, AKA Nalok.Lok, was born in Hong Kong and is a committee member of The HK Society of Illustrators. Highly recognized, he has won several awards including First Runner-up for the 2018 ACG Illustration New Star Award and a 2019 Top Ten Young Artists Award. In recent years, he has partnered the government and NGOs to develop illustration work and conducts his own illustration workshops. Cedric Yiu Cedric Yiu is a professional, innovative and passionate concept artist who has worked in the film industry for nearly 10 years. He has worked as Senior Concept Artist on feature length animated films such as TMNT, Astro Boy, Gatchaman, and many more. His expertise includes character concept designs/modeling and illustration. Foon Foon Wong’s oeuvre is strongly influenced by 90s’ pop culture and street art that combines graffiti and graphic design with traditional Chinese culture. He began work as a comic book artist and illustrator and in 2014, became an Art Director at collectible brand BigBoysToys, responsible for licensed products from big brands as well as his own original creations. Codyan Codyan Liu is a concept artist and a member of the Hong Kong Society of illustrators. His illustrations have graced CD covers, graphic novels, music videos, mobile games and concert art. Currently, he hosts some illustration projects about fans' stickers and doodle arts on various themes. Judges Pat Lee One of the most famous North American comic artists, Chinese Canadian, PAT LEE has established himself as one of the world’s top artists and Creative Director for nearly a decade. PureHay PureHay , a chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators. He has more than 13 years’ experience working in the animation production and games pre-production. He has taken part in the Fine-art design and post-production for the movie “Astro Boy”. Frank Nitty Frank is a multi faceted artist with a career spanning over 10 years and 3 continents which saw him work as a creative director in the fashion-retail industry, art director in advertising and as a video director. Since 2014 Frank has been gaining notoriety as a visual artist under the moniker FrankNitty3000 collaborating with worldwide fashion, cosmetics and luxury brands. Pete Ross Pete is co-founder of HKARTS and also a RIBA architect in Hong Kong with a profound interest in socio-urban interactions. Pete’s artwork is mainly related with his personal thoughts and observations on Hong Kong - where he was born and raised. His artwork refers to the ever-changing urban landscape and culture in Hong Kong, with his style of using traditional, detailed drawing techniques in contrast to urban stencil work. AUDIENCE POLL THE FINAL VOTE IS IN YOUR HANDS What is the audience poll? In LIMITS Battles, the winner is decided by the judges and by audience poll. The judges will determine their vote according to the judging criteria, and the audience will vote for the artist that amazes them, or they like the best. The audience poll has a major impact determing the winner. Your vote may decide the winner! Watch the livestream and VOTE for your favorite artists! Your vote may decide the winner! In LIMITS Battles, the winner is decided by the judges and by audience poll. Your vote makes a big impact and could mean the difference between victory and defeat! Click below for more details how to participate in the audience poll ! JOIN THE AUDIENCE POLL Live Streaming Watch from around the world UCOLLEX YouTube Channel Live Stream LIMITS.JP Website Live Stream NFT Ticket Token LIMITS ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 - HONG KONG Follow the link below to claim your NFT TICKET TOKEN and gain in-person access to the event and exclusive collectibles and offers! WHAT IS AN NFT TICKET TOKEN? NFT Ticket Tokens are one-of-a-kind collectible tokens provided by UCOLLEX that also serve as your ticket into LIMITS Tournament Events. NFT Ticket Tokens Include: Access to the physical event Access to all LIMITS Battle Digital Art exclusively on UCOLLEX 20% discount at the physical event for any Digital Art purchased in the 20-minute window after each battle Visit the UCOLLEX LIMITS ACS22 page for more information.