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Captured in Photos: ESGS and Conquerors Manila, Philippine gaming’s largest weekend in 2019

November 2, 2019 Simon Juleovenz Garnace

OCTOBER 24-27, 2019 —Last weekend was a haven for all things video games at the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit and Globe Conquerors Manila. Both events were filled to the brim with exciting guest appearances from community personalities, competitive game tournaments, and engaging technology and artist booths.

Held in the midst of Pasay, the yearly conventions drew thousands of visitors and enthusiasts from all over the country for the greatest get-together of anime, gaming, and technology for one weekend. Here’s a few snippets from ESGS and Conquerors 2019:

ESGS 2019

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

At the heart of the tech-gaming expo is a passion for the craft that gave way to its inception. Which is why at ESGS 2019, con-goers were able to playtest titles (such as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Bayani) from a myriad of developers and celebrate the vision of the convention at its core.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

To amp up ESGS, tourneys were held back-to-back on the grounds of the convention itself. From Dota 2, Mobile Legends, and Tekken 7, professionals and amateurs alike had a space to showcase their skills in their respective fields.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

Musicians and performers took to the stage in ESGS 2019 and made sure to entertain the audience throughout the expo. Famous bands and artists such as Chicosci drew the audience in with their renditions and performances.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

In an effort to welcome gamers from all platforms, the tabletop gaming community was one among many others to actively participate in ESGS 2019. In the Ludus Tabletop Area, guests were able to play, learn, and interact with fellow tabletop enthusiasts in titles such as Magic: The Gathering.

GCM 2019

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

The moment you stepped into Conquerors, the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s masterful arrangement of tales from the Rift would enchant you right off the get go. From Legends Never Die to The Curse of the Sad Mummy, the Manila Symphony Orchestra had an ensemble of songs ready for the summoners at Conquerors.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

The center stage of Conquerors Manila – the SEA Invitational 2019. The 2-day tournament had four teams from Southeast Asia battle it out for the lion’s share of the ‎₱2.75M prize pool. Liyab, a premier Philippine League of Legends team, won it all in the end going lossless in the tournament.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

If you were at Conquerors, you’d be sure to have a ton of photos with cosplayers all around the event. Garen, Thresh, K/DA Akali, Warwick, there was sure to be a cosplayer for one of your favorite champions on the Rift.

ESGS 2019. (Photo: Jimdel Ryu Mabaquiao)

Throughout the weekend, streamers, pro players, and celebrities graced the convention and took the opportunity to interact with the League community. Among the invited guests was none other than Yi main and Stopwatch critic, Joseph Osceola “Cowsep” Hursey. Cowsep even went out of his way to have a meet-and-greet with his fans in a vacant space at the side of the venue – a testament to the genuine connection that is forged between these seemingly-untouchable personalities and their viewers.

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