Upcoming Event: ESGS 2016 (Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit)

 

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Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit, is coming back this 2016 with even more things to enjoy.  As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 is set to happen on October 28-30, 2016 at Halls 1, 2 and 3 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. ESGS is organized by Gariath Concepts and co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr. arkadymac.com has been a media partner since the very first ESGS, so we’re excited to bring you the action again as we do this year’s coverage as well.

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ESGS is an epic celebration on everything that is gaming, and now made into a 3-day event, ESGS will be showcasing all things in the world of gaming, ranging from games on PC, consoles and mobile whether from top game publishers or independent game developers. And expect adrenaline-pumping action from professional players competing on a large line-up of E-sports tournaments.

 

There are more major activities planned for the event here are what you can expect:

 

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The Big Names in Gaming are here
Some of the biggest game publishers and E-sports body will be making waves in ESGS; Bandai Namco Entertainment will be hosting the very first Tekken 7 tournament Philippine Qualifiers for a spot in the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016. Sony PlayStation, Capcom and Ubisoft will be featuring some of their new titles for 2016 and 2017 and a playing area for attendees to try out the demos. Super Evil Megacorp will also be hosting a tournament for their hit game Vainglory that are aimed towards competitive mobile gamers. MSI will be hosting a rig modders competition to showcase some of the best PC rig mods created by the rig modder community. Plus, you can expect more game showcases from the other participating gaming brands, publishers and developers in an all-weekend game extravaganza.

 

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IGA-vania is in Manila
Koji Igarashi, or better known as IGA, will be at ESGS 2016 to showcase his upcoming game project Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Igarashi is better known as the assistant director of the famous PlayStation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and producer to the succeeding Castlevania games starting with Castlevania Chronicles up to Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Now continuing his new project in a new company, Igarashi launched a crowdsourcing campaign for Bloodstained last year and it became the second most funded Kickstarter project for video games.

 

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Two of the major attractions in ESGS will be making its return, one of them is the compilation of the country’s biggest fighting game communities (Cosmic Gorgons, Imperium, Pinoy PlayStation and Playbook) where they will be hosting a series of fighting game tournaments including Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros., The King of Fighters XIV, Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost and many more.

 

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Power to the Indies with Indie Arena
A select number of independent game developers from both local and international will be sharing their current projects and finished games to the public at the Indie Arena area. This is the chance for gamers to experience some of the finest independent games created by our local talents in game development.

 

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Go Epic with the Cosplay Competition
The cosplay competition will be getting an upgrade as there will be two cosplay activities for those who wants to be as their favorite gaming character inside the event. A costrip activity will be happening on the Saturday event where lucky cosplayers roaming around the event area will be featured and win a prize. Then on Sunday, the cosplay competition will showcase some of the best cosplayers on stage for a chance to bring home PhP 15,000 cash prize. The cosplay activities will be handled by Anime Alliance.

 

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Support our Local Developers at Gamefest
With the rise of the gaming in the country, a special section will be handled by The Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) where it focuses more on business and academic for both gaming and IT.

 

For a glimpse of what to expect at this year’s ESGS gaming extravaganza, you may want to take a look at our coverage of ESGS 2015 Day 1 here, and ESGS 2015 Day 2 here.

 

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So are you all hyped for ESGS 2016? Then be sure to get your tickets right now at any SM Ticket outlets nationwide, Day 1 will be priced at PhP 140 while Days 2 and 3 will be at PhP 165. The E-Sports and Gaming Summit 2016 will be on October 28 to 30, 2016 at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia compound, Pasay City.

ABOUT ESGS
Organized by Gariath Concept and dubbed as one of the biggest E-Sports Competition and Gaming Convention in Southeast Asia. Now at its third year, ESGS continues to grow and provides the best gaming experience in the Philippines. The E-sports and Gaming Summit 2016 is presented by PLDT Home Fibr with MSI as the Gold Sponsor and HyperX and Monster Energy as its Silver Sponsors. Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia, Ubisoft Philippines, Spark Jumpers, Super Evil Megacorp, Synergy 88 and Bandai Namco Entertainment are this year’s main exhibitors.

 

ABOUT GARIATH CONCEPTS
Established in 2014, Gariath Concepts aims to become anything that is beyond ordinary in hosting gaming events and tournaments. Aside from ESGS as its flagship event, Gariath has created other events where they partnered with major brands and E-sports leagues including the popular Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly where it showcases some of the hottest E-sports activities in the metro during summer, the all-fighting game event Brawl Fest where it features the biggest fighting game communities and E-sports Tour (co-organized with Mineski Events Team) where it reaches out to other regions in the country to celebrate E-sports.

 

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Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.