Tag Archives: DOTA 2

A Glimpse of Manila Masters Cosplay

It’s been months since the Manila Masters, the first Dota2 event held in the Philippines for 2017, almost a year after the Manila Majors where a lot of pro gamers were invited from around the world.  Again our very own Filipino cosplayers showed their talents once again to the world what they can do for the Manila Masters Cosplay Competition.

The Cosplay Competition was held on the third day of the event after the Semi-Finals of the Dota2 Game between Evil Geniuses vs Team NP, where EG battled it out for the Finals.  The competition was judged by Dota2 shoutcasters Toby “TOBIWAN” Dawson and SirActionSlacks, along with our very own cosplayers, Fred Vinas and Kang Dupet.


Manila Majors to Give Away 10,000 USD to Best Dota 2 Cosplayers


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The Manila Majors will be one of the biggest ever eSports events the region has ever seen, coming this June 7-12 at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Besides the huge prizes for the top players and teams, organizer PGL has also announced a grand cosplay contest to reward the best Dota 2 cosplays the Philippines and beyond has to offer, offering 10,000 USD in prizes.  World-renowned cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao will head the panel of special Cosplay guests who will be present at the event.  No Dota 2 event is complete without some of the most passionate and talented Dota 2 fans in the world: the cosplayers, and PGL will be giving them the spotlight they deserve.

ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX: A Pioneering eSports Event


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ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX crowned its champions on Sunday April 23, 2016 and sealed its position as a pioneer within the esports industry across the entirety of the weekend. Attracting over 16,000 fans across the weekend, with many hundreds of thousand more online, Asia’s first ESL One event is the first Dota 2 event of this magnitude in the region. Anticipation of the event’s importance, both locally and internationally, led ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX to be the first government-supported event in Southeast Asia, with approval from the local tourism board.

Cosplay at ESL One Manila 2016, Southeast Asia’s Biggest Ever eSports Event


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The local cosplay community got to show the world their passion and hard work on a grand stage at ESL One Manila 2016, Southeast Asia’s biggest ever eSports event. Local cosplayers, themselves Dota 2 players and enthusiasts, were thrilled that ESL One got to include cosplay in the festivities of this two-day affair.


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ESL One Manila 2016 Makes History as Southeast Asia’s First Premium Dota 2 Tournament


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In terms of scale and spectacle, ESL One Manila was easily the biggest eSports event to date in the SEA region, let alone in the Philippines.  The Filipinos have had a long and active history in gaming and have had many events held in the country, but the sheer size and excitement that ESL One brought to the Philippines this April was just simply mind-blowing and off the scale.  The MOA Arena was a fitting venue for the much anticipated two-day event, with more than 6,000 enthusiasts gathering from all over for this rare opportunity with ESL One’s first venture into the SEA region.


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Friends and Loved Ones Throw Alodia a Surprise Birthday Party

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Miss Alodia Gosengfiao gets a very pleasant surprise as friends and loved ones throw her an unexpected birthday party at gaming hub Mineski Infinity.  What she thought would be a simple afternoon for a game or two turned out to be a surprise event several weeks in the making by the people who love and admire her who came together to greet and wish her well on her special day.

Otaku Expo 2015 Day 2


The fun continues at Otaku Expo 2015, and arkadymac.com is happy to bring you our coverage of Day 2 as a media partner. As with their other events like Ozine Fest, Otaku Expo strives to be the venue where fans of Japanese pop culture, anime, manga, and cosplay and other enthusiasts can gather to share their hobbies and interests with others. Attendees were treated to a great new year opener with lots of attractions and booths inside the venue.