Gaming and Toys Converge as TOFICON Returns in Cebu After 3-Year Hiatus
After a long 3-year hiatus, Toys and Figures Convention Cebu (TOFICON) returned to attract Cebuano toy collectors at J Centre Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu last Sunday, December 4, 2022.
As it was an open event, Esports Inquirer went in for a closer look, and here’s a sneak peek of what happened at TOFICON 2022.
Considering it was a toy and figurines event, many toys were displayed during TOFICON 2022’s toy exhibit and pop-up shops, including official video game merchandise and fan-made ones.
Video Game Tournaments
Just like in the previous iterations of TOFICON, the event featured video game tournaments wherein everyone that was interested could join.
After their successful Super Smash Bros. Ultimate LAN comeback this year, Orient FGC held two King of the Hill tournaments for Guilty Gear Strive and Brawlhalla, with How Do I Block? and nair? winning the tournaments respectively. Orient FGC also ran open casuals for Tekken 7 for those who just wanted to chill.
Meanwhile, TOFICON 2022 also featured a Pokémon GO tournament by Pokémon GO Team Cebu, marking the first-ever comeback of physical Pokémon GO tournaments in Cebu. It was PureExtreme who took home the crown followed by Cebuano Pokémon GO veteran 00ChinoPacia00 in second place and KiritoChii03 in third.
Cosplay and More
TOFICON 2022 also offered more than just a plethora of toys and multiple video game tournaments during the one-day event.
With TOFICON 2022 a success, the organizers of TOFICON thanked everyone through a heartfelt message posted on their Facebook page and they will be aiming to come back again next year.
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