Tag Archives: DOTA

$250,000 at Stake as ESL and Mineski Bring Manila Masters this May

 

Manila will once again be the center for esports in Southeast Asia as ESL and Mineski-Events Team with PLDT and SMART bring Manila Masters this May at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.  With a hefty $250,000 prize pool, eight of the best teams from all over the world  will be battling it out for supremacy over three days of grueling DotA 2 action.  As the spiritual successor of last year’s successful ESL One Manila, Manila Masters is shaping up to be another defining moment for esports in the country as well as for the region.

 

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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Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao at Razer Store Manila Opening

 

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Sisters Alodia and Ashley Gosiengfiao were at the RazerStore Manila Opening to promote the renowned tech brand just this weekend.  It was their second flagship RazerStore in Manila, and fans and supporters have been nothing but excited for quite some time already. We just dropped by the event to say hi and support them and our  cosplayer friends.

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

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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.

ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 2

 

 

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We don’t often go to gaming events as much as we do cosplay and otaku ones, but I really have to say ESGS 2014 is personally one of the best events this year:.  arkadymac.com is a part of the media team for ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, the biggest two-day video game convention and E-Sports competition this year, and we are glad to be able to bring you highlights of the second and last day of this exciting event.

 

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Smart GameX and Smart Communications Inc., the leading network solutions provider in the Philippines, had brought one of the most anticipated gaming events this year. Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2014 last November15-16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

 

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This massive two-day event featured gaming at its finest with no less than nine major gaming tournaments on various stages around the venue along with tons of gaming related activities across all gaming platforms from featured sponsors, partners, and game developers, highlighting tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and other gaming related activities aimed to please the gamer in everyone.

 

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ESGS 2014 showcased tons of activities from partners and sponsors, as well as proudly showcasing multi-platform games from various game developers. Exhibits of all shapes and sizes are there, as well as yet to be seen games suitable for all gamers.

 

 

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There was the Open Floor Cosplay Competition where our friend Izaiah as Black Dragon from the online game Dragon Nest was named Champion. He got lots of great prizes like a heavy trophy, Razer earphones, cash, and a cheque/plaque even bigger than him.

 

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There were cosplayers all around the event too, most of them part of the exhibitors at the booths, like our Cosplay Model Mina Kim and her friends for Dragon Nest.

 

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Different tournaments of different games were going on at any given time and all throughout the day, with players, fans, and the curious alike watching intently over giant screens with live games showing, and you can hear oohs and ahhs, and cheers and jeers as their favorite teams and players battled for top places and big prizes.

 

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Cubizone had a dance competition where many great groups competed in, like our friends from Raindrop.  Also of note were GEMS who gave a great performance in front of an appreciative crowd.

 

 

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Jillian and I had fun going around and trying out the many games and demos. It’s been a while since we can just relax and play games while actually doing coverage. Not just us, we were sure everyone of all ages were enjoying themselves indulging the gamer inside them. Of course we had time to do the rounds too with our Cosplay Model, Mikki Nyan, and our PRO, Karlo, and helped out with the coverages with ur partner otaku blogs.

 

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With these and more, ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, already gets my vote for one of the best events this year.  Many thanks to the organizers for accommodating us and congratulations on having a successful, enjoyable event that attendees will be talking about for quite a while.  For our coverage of ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 1, click here.

 

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ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 1

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We don’t often go to gaming events as much as we do cosplay and otaku ones, but I really have to say ESGS 2014 is one of the best events this year, and surprisingly it’s just Day 1 of 2.  arkadymac.com is a part of the media team for ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, the biggest two-day video game convention and E-Sports competition this year, and we are glad to be able to bring you highlights of the first day of this exciting event.

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Smart GameX and  Smart Communications Inc., the leading network solutions provider in the Philippines, brings one of the most anticipated gaming events this year.  Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2014 happens November15-16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

 

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This massive two-day event will feature gaming at its finest with no less than nine major gaming tournaments on various stages around the venue along with tons of gaming related activities across all gaming platforms from featured sponsors, partners, and game developers, highlighting tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and other gaming related activities aimed to please the gamer in everyone.

 

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ESGS 2014 showcases tons of activities from  partners and sponsors, as well as proudly showcasing multi-platform games from various game developers.  Exhibits of all shapes and sizes are there, as well as yet to be seen games suitable for all gamers.

 

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Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao was there for a special appearance for GameX.  She says she was really happy to be there as she has been an avid gamer herself, seeing all the wonderful new games and tournaments going on all around the venue.  She also shared her experiences of enjoying games throughout the years and how female gamers like her can just be as passionate and as hardcore about gaming as much as their male counterparts.  Alodia also got to present the new GameX girls who will be representing the brand with her.  She thanked everyone who came for their support and had a fun time giving away lots of GameX merchandise to the crowd.

 

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She was really nice, granting our request for a short photoshoot backstage, with a shot with our coverage partner Jillian.

 

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There was the Open Floor Cosplay Competition where our Cosplay Model Ashley Misaki was named Champion.  She got lots of great prizes like a heavy trophy, Razer earphones, cash, and a cheque/plaque even bigger than her.

 

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There were other cosplayers too, most of them part of the exhibitors at the booths, like our Cosplay Model Mina Kim for Dragon Nest.

 

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Our new friend Natsuki was there with other cosplayers as well to promote their game while having fun with the crowd.

 

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Different tournaments of different games were going on at any given time and all throughout the day, with players, fans, and the curious alike watching intently over giant screens with live games showing, and you can hear oohs and ahhs, and cheers and jeers as their favorite teams and players battled for top places and big prizes.

 

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Jillian and I had fun going around and trying out the many games and demos.  It’s been a while since we can just relax and play games while actually doing coverage.  Not just us, everyone of any age were enjoying themselves indulging the gamer inside them, like Ashley and Izaiah did.

 

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With these and more, ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, already gets my vote for one of the best events this year, and it’s only Day 1.  For our coverage of ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 2, click here.

 

 

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Additionally, there will be event-wide promotions, exclusive deals, and activities from ESGS 2014’s sponsors & partners all ready to be witnessed by your very own eyes. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and reserve your tickets now before it is too late!
TICKET PRICING &OTHER INFO:
The ESGS 2014 will take place in the Events Halls 3 & 4 of the SMX Convention Center, near SM Mall of Asia this November 15-16 2014 (Saturday & Sunday). Tickets are now available at SM Cinema Outlets near you!
due to safety concerns, WE WILL ONLY SELL A LIMITED NUMBER OF ESGS 2014 TICKETS FOR BOTH DAYS. Once these are all sold out, then ESGS 2014 might not sell tickets anymore due to maximum capacity limits inside the venue. Additionally, you can only use the 1 DAY PASS NOV 15 ticket on November 15, and 1 DAY PASS NOV 16 ticket on November 16.