Esports and Gaming Summit 2017
Manila, Philippines (October 10, 2017) – Esports and Gaming Summit 2017 (ESGS), brought to you by Gariath Concepts, is happening this October 27 to 29, 2017 at SMX Convention Center at SM Mall of Asia! Expect more game demos, freebies, and esports from publishers and developers on the fourth year of ESGS. Here are some of the exciting to expect when ESGS 2017 opens its doors to the gaming public!
More Presence from the Big Brands in the Gaming Industry
Big brands from previous ESGS events will be making a return to the dazzle fans. PlayStation fans will see upcoming titles and some surprises to wait for. Ubisoft will showcase Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Just Dance 2018 as well as hosting a series of activities about game development. Fans will be able to try out Capcom’s Monster Hunter World. (We tried MH: World at TGS 2017 and it was great!) Hi-Rez Studios will also make its debut on the ESGS main stage as they will be hosting demos and tournaments for Smite and Paladins.
Local developers such as Secret 6 will be showcasing their latest build for their upcoming FPS game Project Xandata. Ranida Games will have playable demos for their fighting game Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?. Indigo Entertainment’s booth will feature their anticipated mecha fighting game Garrison Archangel along with their other games. Synergy 88 will be bringing some surprises for their upcoming projects.
Mobile game developers and tournament organizers will be making a bigger splash in this year’s ESGS as well. R2 Games’ Heroes Evolved will be present, as well as Moonton’s massive hit Mobile Legends. Expect game demos, the latest news, and other activities from these publishers. The Mobile Esports Arena will be hosting a series of mobile game tournaments to satisfy your thirst for competitive matches.
Gaming and hobby shop Ludus will be bringing Final Fantasy: The Card Game to the stage, the first non-electronic game to take center stage at the event. They will also hold live demos of the said game in their booth, where fans can also purchase it.
Some of the world’s biggest brands will also make huge waves with their hardware showcase at ESGS. Expect more surprises from MSI, HyperX, Thermaltake, Predator, AOC, Philips, ASRock, Zotac and PowerColor.
More Spotlight for the Indies
This year’s Indie Arena will also highlight current indie game titles from all over the world. Meanwhile, local indie game devs will have their own area with GDAP’s GameFest Station. Attendees of ESGS can try out new games and meet developers of these titles. Some of them might even walk away with freebies!
Brace yourselves for more Brawlfest Action
The biggest fighting game communities will unite once again to bring another intense Brawlfest minievent to satisfy fans looking for intense console competition. The communities from Playbook, PinoyPS, Cosmic Gorgons, and Secret Base have joined forces to host a series of tournaments featuring fan-favorite fighting game titles. Fans of Tekken 7 better prep their combos as the winner of the competition will be participating in EVO Japan 2018. Fighting game enthusiasts will remember this as the big leagues, as EVO is perhaps the world’s biggest fighting game tournament.
Leveling Up on Game Development
The Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) will also promote the academic side of game dev in ESGS 2017. They will be bringing academic schools and game dev partners in various areas to share their specialities to the public. GDAP will also invite top developers from different studios for a series of game development talks*. This will hopefully shed light on things like concept art, animation, programming, and other elements of game design.
Gear Up for the Cosplay Competition: Gaming Category
Where there’s gaming, there’s bound to be cosplay. ESGS 2017 will be bringing back its gaming-themed cosplay competition with bigger prizes are on the line. Participants will be evaluated by a panel of judges who are also long-time cosplayers themselves: tech influencer Kang Dupet, freelance events organizer Loki Heart, and World Cosplay Summit Philippines President Tessa. The cosplay competition will be handled by Anime Alliance Philippines and powered by Animax.
Organized by Gariath Concepts and dubbed as one of the biggest E-Sports Competition and Gaming Conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS continues to grow and provides the best gaming and eSports experience in the Philippines. ESGS has grown to become a bookmarked local gaming event. It is eagerly awaited by brands, publishers, tournament organizers, academic institutions, cosplayers, and fans of games and gaming.
ABOUT GARIATH CONCEPTS
Established in 2014, Gariath Concepts aims to become anything that is beyond ordinary in hosting gaming events and tournaments. With ESGS as its flagship event, Gariath has created other events where they partnered with major brands and eSports leagues. These include the popular Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly for the hottest eSports activities in the summer. Other events include the all-fighting game event BrawlFest, with the biggest fighting game communities in the Philippines. Lastly, there’s the eSports Tour (co-organized with Mineski Events Team) where eSports and gaming is celebrated outside Metro Manila.
ABOUT GG NETWORK
GG Network is the esports and gaming entertainment vertical of TV5 and D5 Studio. GG Network aims to provide a balanced serving of digital gaming content that caters to gamers no matter their affiliation or interest level. It is a Multi-Channel Network focused on the gaming pillar that involves strategic partnerships, original programming, streamers on different video platforms, editorial content, team and event sponsorships and naming rights and is now the highest followed media-backed esports community in the Philippines.