WHAT IS ESGS 2014 IN A NUTSHELL?
ESGS or Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit is perhaps one of the largest gaming convention to happen in the Philippines as of date. It is an event from the guys who made PGF 2011, 2012, and 2013 a success. Simply put it is a convention of gamers, similar to the PGF of yesteryear (not this year tho). PGF’s focus is more on electronic sports, but ESGS is beyond that scope by introducing games from different developers, and unrestricted platforms. You’ll see tournaments and activities of all shapes and sizes suitable for any gamers.
Smart Telecommunications & Smart GAMEX are the main sponsors and presenters of the event, along with several other figures in the entertainment industry. Basically, ESGS 2014 is a one huge smorgasbord filled with gaming goodies.
SO WHAT IS IT REALLY ALL ABOUT?
ESGS is all about gaming and gaming alone with a little dash of cosplay, entertainment, and other PC related activities here and there. Simply put, it’s an event made for gamers of all shapes, ages, and sizes as said earlier. There is no restriction, so if you are a console, a PC, or a handheld gamer, you are invited to attend it.
Tournaments and e-sport activities are to be expected, with no less than 18 tournaments happening in Two whole days. Since it’s going to occupy 2 halls of the SMX Convention Center, there should be enough room for you to check out what’s happening without fainting because of claustrophobia. Seriously guys, Two damn SMX Convention Halls for a single event that could fit a dozen of basket ball court without a sweat should be an understatement for this event. SRSLY.
WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Because you are reading this, and you are probably a gamer, a PC enthusiast, or just someone who accidentally browsed this damned website called TECHPORN. You see, bein’ media partner aside, ESGS 2014 isn’t just about gaming tournaments alone. It is a convention to gather all the gamers, and gamers at heart regardless of their preferred platform. It is where the potato peasants, and the master race collide in a peaceful manner.
In all seriousness, ESGS 2014 is the event where we could just get along with each other. Settle differences, find something new and awesome. Something that might interest you. Test an Oculus Rift VR maybe and see if you wont vomit? In addition, ESGS 2014 will feature games from local and international companies, enabling them to showcase and share their creations to the gamers inside the event and hopefully widen the reach of the meaning behind the word gaming.
HOW ABOUT THESE SO CALLED OTHER ACTIVITIES?
The so called activities that we could disclose so far are the Cosplay Competition and the RIG Display Showdown. The Cosplay Competition is a Zero Catwalk Competition where cosplayers should just be themselves around the area. Voting will take place throughout the day via vote coupons given to the attendees. Anime Alliance will foresee the competition and if you wish to enter, learn more about the rules HERE.
The Rig Modding Reloaded competition is a contest where PC Enthusiasts could display their beloved PCs or in our language, Rigs. It is going to be a competition based on multiple criteria. If you know that you’ve got what it takes to win, go and visit MSI Philippines HERE for more info. Couldn’t careless about the prize but I heard it is good, so good luck!
WHAT ARE THE TOURNAMENTS EXACTLY?
Based on our info, there will be 9 major tournaments at the ESGS 2014. FPS, MOBA, Electronic Table Top, RTS, and even Fighting Games will be casted & displayed at the main stages. These tournaments are organized and presented by Mineski (for MPGL Season VI), and ESL or Electronic Sports League to name a few.
|Assault Fire||Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL)||Philippine Finals|
|Dragon Nest||Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL)||Philippine Finals|
|DOTA 2||Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL)||Philippine Finals|
|Ultra Street Fighter 4||Mineski Pro Gaming League (MPGL)||Philippine Finals|
|League Of Legends||Electronic Sports League (ESL)||Philippine Finals|
|Heartstone||Electronic Sports League (ESL)||Philippine Finals|
|Star Craft 2: HoTS||Electronic Sports League (ESL)||ESGS Finals|
|Tekken Tag Tournament 2||Pinoy Versus||ESGS Finals|
|Point Blank Revolution||GARENA||ESGS Finals|
As for the other platforms, our friends from PinoyPS, Pinoy2D, Smash Pilipinas, and Pinoy Versus (Lotsa Pinoys there LOL) will organize, and present tournaments for their respective platforms and games of choice. There is a variety of fighting games here for everyone, and I do believe that most of these competitions are open to those who will attend the event so feel free to participate.
|King of Fighters XIII||PinoyPS||Console|
|Under Night In-Birth||Pinoy2D Fighters||Console|
|Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3||Pinoy2D Fighters||Console|
|Injustice Gods Among Us||Pinoy2D Fighters||Console|
|Blazblue Chrono Phantasma||Pinoy2D Fighters||Console|
|Super Smash Bros Project M||Smash Pilipinas||Console|
|Super Smash Bros in 3DS||Smash Pilipinas||Handheld|
|Persona 4 Arena Ultimax||PinoyPS||Console|
|STRIFE: The Game||Asiasoft||PC|
ADMISSION IS FREE?
Damn, certainly it is not ladies and germs. But we’re happy to tell you guys that the tickets for days one and two, are not expensive. Please do note that ESGS Tickets are limited, and could only be used on the corresponding dates printed on them. Certainly, there will be perks included, but those are still lying in secrecy.
|1 DAY PASS NOV 15||TBA||150.00 PHP|
|1 DAY PASS NOV 16||TBA||150.00 PHP|
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS?
ESGS’ Day One, and Day Two Tickets are currently on sale at major SM Ticket / Cinema outlets. Just ask the clerks about ESGS Tickets and they will assist you most probably, just like buying a simple movie ticket.
BUT WHY NOT FREE?
They said the best things in life are free, but it is most certainly not. No one will give you a free GTX 980 unless you are a media that took a deal with a certain manufacturer, or you are a filty bastard with fairy god parents that you could easily manipulate. Kidding aside, although ESGS and its organizers doesn’t aim to profit, they need to pay expenses, such as the venue of the event. At least, that’s what I know.
ANY EXTRA REASONS WHY WE SHOULD BE THERE?
If you love cosplay and wants too see Alodia in person, then ESGS is the right event for you. Recently announced by the “cosplay queen” herself, Alodia will make a cameo at the ESGS 2014 this November 15th. No words about her time of arrival but we’re guessing that she’ll be there around noon.
YOU NEVER ANSWERED ANY OF MY QUESTIONS!
This aint google or wikipedia folks but if you have any questions related to the event, you could contact me on this website or just ask ESGS’ organizers on their facebook page located HERE. Go give them a LIKE, and please do SHARE the event so everyone will know!