Connect with Ubisoft® Philippines at ESGS 2016

Gamers and enthusiasts are in for a treat as top gaming developer Ubisoft returns for this year’s E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) on October 28-30 at the SMX Convention Center. The developer behind the widely-acclaimed Assassins Creed® and Far Cry®series promises to come back stronger with an interactive Just Dance®2017 booth showcasing the latest from the biggest music video game franchise of all time as well as opportunities for enthusiasts to know more about the company’s upcoming studio in the country.

We’re very excited to be back for this year’s ESGS. Our participation in one of the biggest gaming conventions definitely allows us to connect fans not just to our games but with Ubisoft Philippines,” shares Chip Go, General Manager of Ubisoft Philippines. With the upcoming launch of their first office in the Philippines scheduled early 2017, Go also sees ESGS as an opportunity for interested individuals who want to pursue a career in the industry.

As we establish our second office in South East Asia, looking for dynamic and passionate individuals to join our team is definitely a need. Gamers and enthusiasts who feel they have the natural ability to work in the industry can inquire at ESGS about opportunities that we have for them,” Go adds.

This year, the team is looking to staff a studio of 50 people ranging from project managers, artists, to programmers. In the near future, we hope to accommodate a team composed of 200 people,” according to Go.

Aside from job opportunities, attendees also have the chance to know more about Ubisoft and De La Salle University’s recently launched Bachelor of Science major in Game Development program. Set to begin its first term in 2017 in the DLSU Science and Technology Complex in Laguna, the program aims to groom local talents to create leaders and innovators in Asia’s growing game development industry.

Interested applicants can inquire about the program and application requirements in the Ubisoft booth. As the program is still accepting applications, this can be the perfect time for gamers and enthusiasts to pursue the industry they’ve grown to love.

Are you passionate about pursuing the exciting world of the gaming industry? Come find us in the biggest gaming event in the Philippines to kick-start your futurein one of the most exciting and dynamic industries out there. Special prizes, including Watch Dogs® 2 and Just Dance®2017 merchandise, await the lucky winners of Ubisoft’s on-site social media promo.

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About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For its 2015-16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit

The Hype Continues with E-Sports and Gaming Summit 2016 Manila

Manila, Philippines (October 5, 2016) – The hype continues and it’s bigger than ever. Gariath Concepts and presenter PLDT Home Fibr are proud to bring E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) once again on October 28 to 30, 2016 at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia compound, Pasay City for an epic celebration on everything that is gaming.
Now a 3-day event, ESGS will be showcasing all things in the world of gaming, ranging from games on PC, consoles and mobile whether from top game publishers or independent game developers. And expect adrenaline-pumping action from professional players competing on a large line-up of E-sports tournaments.
There are more major activities planned for the event here are what you can expect:


The Big Names in Gaming are here
Some of the biggest game publishers and E-sports body will be making waves in ESGS; Bandai Namco Entertainment will be hosting the very first Tekken 7 tournament Philippine Qualifiers for a spot in the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016. Sony PlayStation, Capcom and Ubisoft will be featuring some of their new titles for 2016 and 2017 and a playing area for attendees to try out the demos. Super Evil Megacorp will also be hosting a tournament for their hit game Vainglory that are aimed towards
competitive mobile gamers. MSI will be hosting a rig modders competition to showcase some of the best PC rig mods created by the rig modder community. Plus, you can expect more game showcases from the other participating gaming brands, publishers and developers in an all-weekend game extravaganza.


IGA-vania is in Manila
Koji Igarashi, or better known as IGA, will be at ESGS 2016 to showcase his upcoming game project Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Igarashi is better known as the assistant director of the famous PlayStation game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and producer to the succeeding Castlevania games starting with Castlevania Chronicles up to Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. Now continuing his new project in a new company, Igarashi launched a crowdsourcing campaign for Bloodstained last year and it became the second most funded Kickstarter project for video games.


Gear up for Action with Brawl Fest
Two of the major attractions in ESGS will be making its return, one of them is the compilation of the country’s biggest fighting game communities (Cosmic Gorgons, Imperium, Pinoy PlayStation and Playbook) where they will be hosting a series of fighting game tournaments including Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros., The King of Fighters XIV, Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost and many more.


Power to the Indies with Indie Arena
A select number of independent game developers from both local and international will be sharing their current projects and finished games to the public at the Indie Arena area. This is the chance for gamers to experience some of the finest independent games created by our local talents in game development.


Go Epic with the Cosplay Competition
The cosplay competition will be getting an upgrade as there will be two cosplay activities for those who wants to be as their favorite gaming character inside the event. A costrip activity will be happening on the Saturday event where lucky cosplayers roaming around the event area will be featured and win a prize. Then on Sunday, the cosplay competition will showcase some of the best cosplayers on stage for a chance to bring home PhP 15,000 cash prize. The cosplay activities will be handled by Anime Alliance.


Support our Local Developers at Gamefest
With the rise of the gaming in the country, a special section will be handled by The Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) where it focuses more on business and academic for both gaming and IT.

So are you all hyped for ESGS 2016? Then be sure to get your tickets right now at any SM Ticket outlets nationwide, Day 1 will be priced at PhP 140 while Days 2 and 3 will be at PhP 165. The E-Sports and Gaming Summit 2016 will be on October 28 to 30, 2016 at Function Halls 1-3, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia compound, Pasay City.

Organized by Gariath Concept and dubbed as one of the biggest E-Sports Competition and Gaming Convention in Southeast Asia. Now at its third year, ESGS continues to grow and provides the best gaming experience in the Philippines. The E-sports and Gaming Summit 2016 is presented by PLDT Home Fibr with MSI as the Gold Sponsor and HyperX and Monster Energy as its Silver Sponsors. Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia, Ubisoft Philippines, Spark Jumpers, Super Evil Megacorp, Synergy 88 and Bandai Namco Entertainment are this year’s main exhibitors.

Established in 2014, Gariath Concepts aims to become anything that is beyond ordinary in hosting gaming events and tournaments. Aside from ESGS as its flagship event, Gariath has created other events where they partnered with major brands and E-sports leagues including the popular Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly where it showcases some of the hottest E-sports activities in the metro during summer, the all-fighting game event Brawl Fest where it features the biggest fighting game communities and E-sports Tour (co-organized with Mineski Events Team) where it reaches out to other regions in the country to celebrate E-sports.

Infographic: A bigger and better Animax Carnival Philippines this October

Anime fans and cosplay lovers will once again converge for two days as anime cable channel Animax will hold again its biggest and most celebrated anime event this year, the Animax Carnival Philippines 2016.

Now on its fifth year, Animax channel’s signature event promises to be bigger and better that ever, highlighting the performances of four of today’s most successful artists from Japan live!

Here’s an infographics on what to expect in this year’s Animax Carnival Philippines 2016.


Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 will happen on October 15 and 16 at Halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Ticket for the event are priced from Php299 onwards which can be used for two days. Ticket are now available via and in all SM Ticket outlets nationwide.

For more detail, please log on to is an online media partner of Animax Carnival Philippines 2016.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016: Day 1

It has been more than a month already since the most awaited event happened last August 2016, AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016. This was the most anticipated event of the year since everyone who missed it last year is wishing to come to this event this year. People saving up for the tickets for the said meet and greet, photo session of the most awaited A-list international stars that they’ll be bringing here to Manila. For cosplayers, preparing the Cosplay Authority Global Challenge or so known as CAGE, for the awesome competition plus the amazing prize that is awaiting for them. And especially, con-goers who are a huge fan for the Westernize conventions, aspring comic book artists finally meet their idols face-to-face and especially get to interact with them plus as for some tips regarding their artwork.

AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 was held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia last August 26-28, 2016. A 3-day event full of huge pop culture the event has seen. impressive international stars list, international cosplayers, and amazing attractions that the community hasn’t seen here in the Philippines.

Let’t start off on Day 1, August 26, there are a lot of activities line-up at the centre stage. The first thing you’ll notice is a wrestling ring in the middle of the event. For wrestling fans here in the Philippines, yes we do have a wrestling team here and they are the Philippine Wrestling Revolution also known as PWR. They have scheduled shows every month in different locations so if you wish to watch their shows, just go to their facebook page at:


I may they are good since I’ve been attending some of their shows. Really entertaining I may say. You’ll feel the hype. They have an upcoming show that will be held at the Bayahinan Center, Pasig City, Philippines on October 8, 2016. The show is called: PWR: Renaissance. Judging by the name it seems a lot of revelation will be happening.

Aside from the wrestling ring, there are a lot of booths in the event center. There is a skateboard area, an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, an artist corner where you’ll find the comicbook artists that AsiaPOP Comicon brought here in Manila just for you also local artists that are catering their marvelous artworks in a postcard, a shirt, a mug and many merchandise which you can support them by buying their products on site. There is also a play area section for your kids, and yes you can bring your kids to the event and enjoy as much as you enjoy the event.

Also, they have the Magic The Gathering, where in they’ll teach you to play the game, have a couple of games with others, and the best part is that you take home the deck they have given you to play.


There are a lot of things you can actually do at the event area. I wasn’t able to tour each side because there are a lot of booths which you can try.

And of course, who would forget, there are amazing cosplayers that where at the event. They are showing their crafts. Amazing crafts I may say. They really prepared for this awesome event. Happy that a lot of people knows who they are cosplaying and from what series/movie they are from. Here are some of the cosplayers on Day 1.

Over all, Day 1 is very amazing, a lot of things happening on the centre stage, the PWR wrestling match is such a hype everyone can’t wait for Day 2 and 3, what they have to offer for the event. Amazing booths, amazing cosplayers, amazing artist area. I may say it is an event worth remembering by and worth coming every year.

We would like to thank AsiaPOP Comicon for once again getting us as their Online Media/Blog Partner for their awesome event.

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