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.

© 2006 – 2017 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, Ubisoft and Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

© 2005 – 2016 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Far Cry is a trademark of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek’s original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli. Powered by Crytek’s technology “CryEngine”.

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 http://www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ABOUT ESGS
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.

ABOUT GARIATH CONCEPTS
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.

ESGS 2015: Five reasons why you should check out

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One of the most anticipated biggest gaming convention in the Philippines returns this year and we are giving five reasonson why you should attend this year’s eSports and Gaming Summit (ESGS 2015)

Indie games gets a spotlight

Everyone is invited to check out around 30 independent games made by various aspiring indie developers at the Indie Arena. The area is sponsored by the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines, PLDT.

Brawfest debuts

Brawfest is a newly introduced competitive gaming tournament from seven gaming communities. The event wide tournament comprises of 14 famous console fighting games and everyone is welcome to participate in any of the titles. Registration starts by 10:00 AM on a first-come first-serve basis.  

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The much awaited COD: BLACK OPS III Competition

Sony PlayStation is proud to announce the much awaited Call of Duty: Black Ops III Competition at the event. ESGS 2015 attendees can have a first hand experience to the game and  get a chance to win prizes from Sony Playstation at the same time.

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There is a cosplay contest

In cooperation with Anime Alliance Philippines, ESGS brings you the best in gaming-cosplay. Join the competition, and who knows, you might become one of the winners who could bring home a cash prize and a special gaming wall scroll straight from the Tokyo Game Show 2015.

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Lots of exhibitors

ESGS 2015 won’t be complete without the exhibitors. Together with ESGS, each exhibitors features their own activities, and even raffles so participation is a must!ESGS 2015 Exhibitors

ESGS 2015 will take place this October 24-25 at the SMX Convention Center Function Room 1 to 4.

ESGS 2015 is organized by Gariath Concepts, the organizers behind successful gaming events such as Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Event, Pinoy Gaming Festival (Main) and the recently launched brand (co-organized with Mineski Events Team), E-Sports Tour (EST) among others. The event is co-presented by PLDT Home and GameX. 

E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2015

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One of the biggest and most anticipated e-sport competition and gaming convention returns this year.

The second E-Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2015 is happening this coming October 24-25, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Function Rooms 1 to 4, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

With a success of the last year’s convention, this year’s ESGS will be bigger and better as it will feature gaming titles from various game companies to the public. There will also be booths from local game publishers to showcase their latest and upcoming games as well.

With e-sports solidifying its presence locally, ESGS will also host official game tournaments to several e-sport and gaming organizations. The event will also be introducing a new brand competition called “Brawlfest.” It comprises of different fighting game titles which will be announced soon.

Apart from the mainstream games, ESGS will also feature an Indie Area showcasing various independent games from local and possibly, international developers.

Entrance ticket is Php185 each and it is already available in all SM Ticket outlets nationwiade. ESGS is orgaznized by Gariath Concepts in partnership with other organizers.