Manila, Philippines – Get ready for an epic celebration on everything that is gaming. as Gariath Concepts and presenter PLDT Home Fibr bring ESGS 2016. Now a 3-day event, the E-Sports and Gaming Summit is scheduled for October 28 to 30, and will be held at Function Halls 1-3 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. Showcases will cover games on PC, consoles and mobile, from top game publishers and independent game developers. Expect adrenaline-pumping action from professional players set to compete on a large line-up of e-sports tournaments. As for the other major activities planned for the event, here’s what’s in store:
The Big Names in Gaming are here
Some of the biggest game publishers and e-sports bodies will be making waves at 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 an area for attendees will be set up for those interested 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; while 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.
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.
Gear up for Action with Brawl Fest
A compilation of the country’s biggest fighting game communities — Cosmic Gorgons, Imperium, Pinoy PlayStation and Playbook — will be hosting a series of fighting game tournaments that include: Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros., The King of Fighters XIV, Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost and many more.
Power to the Indies with Indie Arena
Independent game developers from both the local and international scene 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 the game development industry.
Go Epic with the Cosplay Competition
In partnership with Anime Alliance, ESGS 2016 upgrades its cosplay competition with two activities available to attendees looking to dress up as their favorite gaming characters. Lucky cosplayers roaming around the event venue on Saturday stand a chance to be featured and win a prize. Then on Sunday, the best cosplayers will have a chance to bring home PhP 15,000 cash prize.
Are you excited to check out ESGS 2016? So are we! Girls Got Game will be on the ground providing joint coverage with our friends at What’s a Geek. Follow GGG via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates!