Premiere Event Organizer Gariath Concepts is back to bring another hype gaming event in the Philippines with the Esports and Gaming Summit 2019, co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart. The biggest gaming convention in the Philippines will happen from October 25 to 27, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
Gamers from all over the country will gather once again to celebrate gaming in the most epic way possible.
Celebrating ESGS with a yearly Theme
Building a new tradition, ESGS will be having a yearly theme to provide fans a refreshing visual experience inside the event. This year, it will be going for the cyberpunk theme where attendees can experience a thrilling futuristic adventure – from hologram effects to the introduction of Astra, the official event persona of ESGS.
“With ESGS getting bigger and better every year, I’m very excited to see the gamers in the activities and games that they will be able to experience,” said Joebert Yu, Managing Partner of Gariath Concepts. “Our event partners, led by PLDT and Smart, up the ante each year and provide ESGS event-goers with a new kind of gaming experience year after year, and this iteration is no exception to that. It is our hope that people who go to ESGS leave with smiles on their faces after all the hype activities and merchandise.”
Astra, ably cosplayed by Awie De Guzman, will be an integral part of all ESGS events moving forward, taking eventgoers on a journey that changes from theme to theme, year to year.
Experience the future at PLDT-Smart Cyber City
PLDT Home Fibr and Smart are set to level up the fun and excitement at the ESGS 2019. PLDT Home Fibr and Smart are putting up the PLDT-Smart Cyber City, a huge gaming zone that gives subscribers a chance to experience the hottest Virtual Reality games including Sniper Elite and Beat Saber to win exciting swags.
In between the matches and the shows, subscribers can also head to the PLDT-Smart Cybercity to lounge around, recharge their devices, print photo souvenirs with friends, and bump into their favorite cosplayers and esports athletes, such as members of the PLDT-Smart Omega Team and SIBOL powered by Smart, the country’s national eSports team.
As a big treat, PLDT Home Fibr and Smart are giving subscribers a chance to win free ESGS passes, gaming skins, and other exciting prizes in the run-up to ESGS 2019! Simply follow PLDT Home Fibr and Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the exciting online promos and activities!
Filipino gamers can enjoy lag-free gaming and seamless connectivity powered by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart LTE, the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks according to the world-renowned Ookla Speedtest Awards.
More Gaming and Tech hardware brands to provide the hottest deals and promos
Long-time brand partners continue their support for ESGS and new brands are making their debut as well. Major hardware exhibitors such as Asus Republic of Gamers, MSI, Predator, Legion by Lenovo, HyperX, Corsair, ViewSonic, Gamdias, XPG, Steelseries, Powercolor, Bloody, JBL and more will be showcasing their latest line of products aimed for gamers, and you can expect some event-exclusive sales and promos.
Game Showcases sustain the ESGS hype with the newest game releases
Game Publishers won’t be leaving themselves behind as Capcom, Ranida Games, Gumi, Boomzap, Ourpalm/GameNow, Kojima Productions and Nintendo Switch (by Maxsoft) will be gracing their current games and merchandise for everyone to experience. It is worth noting that ESGS 2019 will be the first time that Nintendo joins a gaming convention in Southeast Asia.
Amp up the Esports action
Playbook will be hosting the Mountain Dew Fighting Game Arena for more fighting game action. Fans can also expect to see the SIBOL Philippine team to have a series of exhibition matches on the main stage for the entire weekend. Mobile games retain their home via the Mobile Esports Arena and their lineup of activities and tournaments. To complete the best Philippine esports action, teams from The Nationals will be making an appearance via different booths and activities all throughout the weekend.
More booths for merchandises
Due to popular demand, we are expanding our Artist Alley to cater more aspiring illustrators and fan artists to celebrate the gaming fandom.
More merchandise exhibitors will be selling their merchandise, ranging from gaming gear, toys, tabletop games, collectibles and many more.
Power to the Indies
The International Game Developers Association – Manila (IGDA Manila) will be bringing Indie Fiesta once again to ESGS. Get a chance to try out new games from the independent scene and get a chance to meet some of the developers and be inspired by their journey in creating games.
Show off your best Gaming Character Cosplay
It’s back to basics, as this year’s Cosplay Competition will have cosplayers compete in their best gaming character cosplay. Plus, as a surprise treat for those who will be donning their best costumes inside the event – anyone can get a chance to win a prize whether you are competing or just having fun in the event. The cosplay competition is organized by Anime Alliance.
Game Fuel for all Gamers
As the Official Game Fuel of ESGS 2019, Mountain Dew will also be giving away free drinks to fuel the energy of all event-goers all throughout ESGS weekend. Previously joining ESGS via product giveaways in 2017 and 2018, Mountain Dew steps it up by being the main presenter of Playbook’s Fighting Game Arena.
Mentos, the Official Candy of ESGS 2019, also makes its maiden gaming convention appearance, giving ESGS gamers a quick snack while in line to play their favorite games.