8 Reasons Why You Should Look Forward to at ESGS

 

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A few days to go and another big gaming event is about to begin, we looked at what ESGS will be offering and listed down 8 awesome things that you should forward to it.

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Over 50 Games to be Showcased

That’s right, what’s a gaming convention if you’re are not showcasing games. With over fifty games brought by different game publishers, developers and communities ranging from consoles, PCs, tablets and even smartphone are on display and you can even get the chance to try all of them. Some are even on their beta phase; meaning you might be one of the lucky few to try out those games before it become available to the public

 

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Over 20 Gaming Tournaments that will Rock the Stage

What’s a competitive gaming without tournaments? So ESGS is hosting a ton of tournaments; more than twenty tournaments are scheduled for the two-day event, making this the largest gathering of tournaments in the country. Nine of them are the main events ranging from the ESL up to MPGL Philippine finals while the other larger half will be the side events where everyone can jump in and join which will be handled by the fighting game communities such as Pinoy2DFighters, Pinoy Versus, Smash Pilipinas and PinoyPS, as well as other game publishers such as Asiasoft and Cubizone.

 

Main Tournaments

Game Title Type Tournament
Assault Fire Mineski Pro Gaming League Philippine Finals
Dragon Nest Mineski Pro Gaming League Philippine Finals
DOTA 2 Mineski Pro Gaming League Philippine Finals
Ultra Street Fighter IV Mineski Pro Gaming League Philippine Finals
League of Legends Electronic Sports League Philippine Finals
Hearthstone Electronic Sports League Philippine Finals
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Electronic Sports League ESGS Finals
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Pinoy Versus ESGS Finals
Point Blank Revolution GARENA ESGS Finals

Side Tournaments

Game Title Organizer Platform
King of Fighters XIII PinoyPS Console
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax PinoyPS Console
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Pinoy2D Fighters Console
Injustice: Gods Among Us Pinoy2D Fighters Console
Blazblue Chrono Phantasma Pinoy2D Fighters Console
Under Night In-Birth Pinoy2D Fighters Console
Super Smash Bros for 3DS Smash Pilipinas Handheld
Super Smash Bros: Project M Smash Pilipinas Console
STRIFE: The Game Asiasoft PC
Age of Kung Fu Cubizone PC
Yulgang 2 Cubizone PC
Final Combat Cubizone PC

 

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Heroes of the Storm Special Announcement

Both Asiasoft and Blizzard will be announcing something great about their new MOBA game; Heroes of the Storm. What could it be? We’ll soon find out as these two big publishers have joined forces to bring this to the Southeast Asian gamers and we are looking forward on what to expect more from the game.

 

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Rise of the Local Game Developers

If we are going to showcase more on games, why not also include the developers. Some of the local indie game developers will be present at the event, showcasing some of their current line-ups and some upcoming titles. Developers such as Synergy 88, Dreamlords Digital, BoomZap and Quickfire Games will be present as well as organizations like the International Game Developers Association, University of the Philippines Association of Computing Machinery and College of St. Benilde G.U.I.L.D. This could be the first major gaming convention where the indie game developers will be part of the event highlights, so let’s show our support to the local developers and play some of their creations.

 

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Clash of the MOBAs

Four MOBA games will be highlighted at ESGS; DoTA 2, League of Legends, Strife and Heroes of the Storm, some of them will be part of the tournaments while the others will be demonstrated at the event itself. So all those MOBA fanatics can stop arguing on which game is the best and just get along and have fun.

 

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Console Revolution

Hurray for console gamers! There will be an area dedicated only to the console platform. With the combined might of PinoyPS, Smash Pilipinas, Pinoy2DFighters and Pinoy Versus, they will be showcasing a ton of new games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and if you are more of a social type, you can rack up a ton of StreetPass tags with your Nintendo 3DS or meet other fellow 3DS/PS Vita players and have a friendly match inside the event.

 

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Awesome Rigs from the PC Modding Community

Marvel at some of the awesome rigs from the PC modding community as MSI will be hosting their Annual Rig Modding Competition at ESGS. If you’re a PC enthusiast, overclocker or just a rig modder, you can participate at this contest, for more details about the competition, head to their mechanics page.


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Open Floor Cosplay Competition

Of course any pop culture convention won’t be complete without any cosplayers. This time the cosplay competition will not be held on a standard catwalk stage. Instead, their stage will be the entire event venue, Anime Alliance Philippines have cooked up a new twist to the competition. Check out the whole mechanics for more details at the AAP’s page.

 

Are you hyped up for ESGS? If yes, then better start clearing up your appointments and dates on November 15 and 16, 2014 and head on to the SMX Convention Center. Tickets are available at all SM Cinema outlets and are priced at PhP 150 per day.

And that’s wrap everything up on what to expect at the eSports and Gaming Summit, Reimaru Files will be there to cover the event and we wish the organizers good luck and hoping for a successful one.

For more details about the event, visit the official Facebook page of ESGS

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