Can you believe that ESGS 2023 is celebrating its 10th year in the Philippines? As one of the people that was able to witness the event’s growth over the years, I can’t wait to see what it has in store for gamers, esports enthusiasts, and the community this weekend!
ESGS 2023 is Bigger, Better this Year
Taking place in the World Trade Center, Pasay City, ESGS is happening on November 3 to 5, 2023. Powered by Globe Telecom, visitors can expect to see special programs, tournaments, cosplay competitions, and exciting exhibitions from partner brands including the local telco, Samsung, JBL Quantum, Riot Games, ASUS Republic of Gamers, MSI, Tecno Mobile, RUMBLE ROYALE, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia and many more.
There are also new features that highlight the gaming interests of everyone! For the first time this year, the Cosplay Village is going to be set up with different showcases and competitions including the ESGS 2023 Cosplay Contest, guest panels, and meet and greet opportunities. Independent game developers are also getting the spotlight with Indie Fest to feature some of the country’s talented game creators and their demos for attendees to try out.
ESGS also takes the opportunity to share gaming industry knowledge and opportunities at Gaming Class, with featured speakers from Ubisoft Philippines, Keywords Studios and more. New and improved this year is the ESGS Marketplace, featuring more merchants and even more artists selling their wares. And a new area last year, the Astra Arena is back with much-awaited tournaments – the Valorant tournament, JBL Quantum League for and the much-awaited League of Legends comeback tournament, the LoL Empyrean Cup.
More Tech Brands & Activities to Watch Out For
If you’re in the mood to shop for new tech and gadgets, you might want to check out all the big tech brands that’s showcasing their stuff this ESGS 2023. Samsung Philippines is one the main exhibitors for this year’s ESGS, and this is part of the technology leader’s vision to enhance the gaming experience across different platforms.
One brand that is coming back this year is Lenovo Legion, and visitors can expect a showcase of the brand’s latest, most powerful devices. JB Aquino, Lenovo Philippines Consumer Product Manager mentions, “2023 is shaping up as an exciting year for gaming with Lenovo. We’re excited to see Legion fans again and showcase our latest and greatest in gaming innovation. Customers should definitely look forward to exciting product showcases at our booth, hot off our recently announced product lineup from IFA 2023.”
MSI’s Gaming Booth is set to create an immersive experience for attendees with their cutting-edge technology and innovation that fuels the passion for victory, to offer a full range of MSI Gaming Motherboards, Graphics Cards, Laptops, Desktops, Monitors, Gaming Gears and other PC components.
ASUS ROG is also returning this ESGS 2023. Sean Agno, Product Marketing Lead of Gaming for ASUS Philippines says that they are “Excited to see all the faces of gaming in the Philippines and how the industry can come together to celebrate one thing – their passion for gaming. Seeing familiar faces, the excited crowd, and the amazing atmosphere of the venue hall. And the mere fact that every year the bar is set higher, I am really excited to see what this 10th Anniversary can bring.”
Some of the first-time participants include LG Electronics, TECNO MOBILE, and JBL Quantum, so there is most certainly something for every gamer or esports fan out there. A bunch of local brands, shops, and merch distributors are also taking part in ESGS 2023! It’s safe to assume that your wallet is gonna take a heavy beating this year! 🙂
So, what are you excited for the most this ESGS 2023? See ya there! <3