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    ESGS 2022 kicks off today – Here’s what to expect at the PH’s big video games event

    ESGS 2022 begins today, and here's a quick rundown of what to see and do at the PH's premiere video games event!

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    ESGS 2022 is happening today until Sunday, October 30, and the event promises to delight Pinoy gamers with lots of events, activities, and more.

    After two years of having ESGS be online only, organizer Gariath Concepts promises that this year’s event will be bigger than ever, so here’s everything that you can expect!

    #GameWellPlayed with Globe at the Astra Arena

    To start, main presenter Globe will feature various activities, including co-presenting Astra Arena, ESGS’s very own esports stage. Aside from esports action, surprises will also be in store for attendees from Globe, so you better watch out for this stage.

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    At the Astra Arena stage, the likes of Tier One, Nexplay, Rumble Royale, Tencent, and Garena have prepped something for attendees. There will also be tournaments from Gravity Game Hub and JBL Quantum.

    First PH Gaming Convention Appearance of Riot Games 

    Next, we have Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, Valorant, and many more of your favorite multiplayer titles.

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    At ESGS 2022, Riot Games has a big booth where fans can enjoy various activities. It will also host the ESGS 2022 Riot Games Cosplay Competition. Plus, up to PHP 50,000 in prizes plus other rewards will be up for grabs.

    More exciting activities from and partners

    • Aside from Globe and Riot, ESGS 2022 also has tons of partners that will bring exciting activities, including:
    • ASUS ROG – the latest gaming hardware, tournaments, and more will happen with ROG at the event.
    • Call of Duty: Mobile – Garena will also have a booth, where players can experience first-hand all the newest upcoming content, as well as meet their favorite personalities.
    • Tier One Entertainment is back with BLCKBOX, its official apparel and merchandise division, complete with Blacklist International jerseys and more.
    • JBL Quantum will deliver lots of gaming audio gear, complete with big discounts through flash sales.
    • MSI is bringing the MSI Gaming Arena which will host esports tournaments, as well as highlight the latest gaming merch.
    • Nexplay will also be part of ESGS, and they will bring new innovations, new gadgets and new games that promise to define the future of the gaming industry.
    • Viewsonic will also be at the event and will offer exclusive discounts on select monitors. Plus, a ViewSonic Valorant Showmatch will happen at the event.
    • Acer and Predator will once again support ESGS with experiential booths that will feature the latest tech as well as showcase titles like Valorant and Dota 2.
    • The Ragnarok Online booth by Gravity Game Humb will also feature exclusive game updates, promos and activities to win bonus items plus be up close and personal with various RO cosplayers.

    Fighting Game Arena powered by REV Major

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    REV Major is making its way to ESGS with the Fighting Game Arena (FGA) where tournaments will be held for Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear XRD Ver. 2 and Persona 4A.

    TI Watch Party in ESGS 2022

    Presented by Globe at Home and in collaboration with Lupon and GG Truck, ESGS will be having a The International 11 Grand Finals watch party over the weekend so Dota fans can get to see the remaining four teams in TI 11 in action live.

    ESGS 2022 Indie Party presented by Globe

    Globe and the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) will be housing various independent gaming developers under one roof to showcase their latest games. These devs include Senshi.Labs, Psychic City Games, Team Good Knight, Ranida Games, and more.

    Exclusive merch and discounts at the ESGS merch shop

    A con won’t be complete without merch, and ESGS won’t disappoint in that regard as there’s lots of goodies to get.

    Aside from the main ESGS merch shop, there will also be other merch stores, as well as an artist alley where you can support local artists by buying their goodies.

    The Gaming Class goes on ground

    ESGS is bringing back The Gaming Class on ground in collaboration with AcadArena. This class will feature  various professionals who will talk about the esports and gaming industry to share their insight to those who are interested in pursuing a gaming career.

    Guests and Gaming Personalities

    An event won’t be complete without guests, and ESGS has a lot of your favorite streamers, cosplayers, content creators, and more.

    Riot Games will be bringing cosplayers Myrtle Sarrosa, Charess, Aryana and Kitz Cua; the voice behind Neon – Vanille Velasquez; plus esports casters Alyza Taylor, Lykable, Asurai, Vill and Blackenblue.

    Tier One will bring Blacklist International along with the likes of Tryke Gutierrez, Ashley Gosiengfiao, PindaPanda, Rojean, Seyrah, Elie Gaming, and a surprise guest

    Nexplay will also be bringing in content creators such as Renejay, H2Wo, Micophobia, Toriyama and more.

    Freebies, giveaways and more!

    Finally, ESGS will have various giveaways, so you better watch out if you’re attending this weekend for some cool goodies that you can take home.

    ESGS 2022 is happening today October 28 until Sunday, October 30 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Tickets are still available now at via SM Tickets and the event will also be streamed live on the ESGS Facebook page.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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