MANILA – Gariath Concepts, the Philippines’ pioneer e-sports, and gaming event organizer, will be bringing back the E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) this year, happening on October 24-25 at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 1 to 4, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
With over 6,000 visitors last year, ESGS is arguably the largest e-sports competition / gaming convention in the country It is also the most anticipated by both avid gamers and brands, considering that gaming events of this scale in the Philippines are relatively few but growing in popularity.
Fans can expect several e-sports and gaming organizations making an appearance with official tournament organizers with well-established gaming titles. A Philippine e-sports event is not complete without the Mineski Pro-Gaming League. Now in its 7th season, its popularity and prestige is undeniable, pitting the country’s best talents in games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends.
ESGS will also be introducing a new competition called Brawlfest which, as the name suggest, will comprise of different fighting game titles. Specific gaming titles will be announced in the future, but it will be hard to believe that staples like Tekken and Street Fight will not be on the list.
Robert Yu, the man behind, Gariath Concepts, is stepping up the scope of ESGS this 2015 to become not just a place of celebration but also collaboration and discovery.
Gaming companies locally and internationally will be exhibiting and showcasing their games in various platforms but ESGS 2015 will put the spotlight on independent games in a new “show-within-a-show” called Indie Game Showcase, a collaboration between PLDT Home ad GameX.
Supporting the ESGS 2015 is a healthy roster of brand sponsors. MSI and Samsung grabbed the opportunity to reach ESGS’ very targeted group of audiences by becoming Gold Sponsors. Silver Sponsors include Sports5, OLX.ph, Mineski Infinity and Monster Energy Drink.
Noteworthy of Gariath Concept’s ability to win support for ESGS is the participation of some of the world’s biggest gaming brands like Ubisoft, the brand behind iconic games like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and Crysis, Razer, which have recently opened a flagship shop in the country, and Sony’s PlayStation.