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General Santos City Government to host Citywide eSports Youth Summit

01:07 PM April 19, 2016

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As eSports continues its rise into a mainstream industry and with more investments pouring into the sector this year, a local government unit (LGU) in the Philippines organizes an eSports summit for gamers in General Santos City.

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Called the “Gensan eSports Summit”, it is an event that aims to gather eSports enthusiasts from all over the city. It is a part of the Gensan Summer Youth Festival, which is done to engage the youth sector with various activities throughout the summer season.

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Officially supported by the General Santos City government, the four-day GES LAN party features games such as Dota 2, League of Legends (LoL), Special Force 2 (SF2), PointBlank (PB) and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in its lineup.

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In addition to the LAN party, which is slated to be held on May 25-28 at SM Gensan, GES also features a “Values Formation Program” which aims to promote “responsible gaming and sportsmanlike conduct.”

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