What to expect at ESGS 2022


The premier gaming convention Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) is back onsite on October 28-30 at SMX Convention Center Manila. The three-day gaming convention will feature various activities, merchandise, booths, loot, and many more.

Here’s what to expect.


#GameWellPlayed with Globe

This year’s main presenter Globe will be co-presenting Astra Arena, ESGS’s esports stage. Fans and convention goers can expect a lot of activities and surprises from Globe.

First PH Gaming Convention Appearance of Riot Games

Riot Games is making its first appearance in the Philippine gaming convention scene. They will be hosting the ESGS 2022 Riot Games Cosplay Competition where cosplayers will show off their talents and skills as characters from the world of VALORANT and Runeterra. Up to P50,000 in prizes is at stake plus special rewards in the form of gaming chairs.

The ASUS Republic of Gamers is ready to set the stage once again. At their booth, fans will get to experience meeting their favorite gaming personalities, playing the latest games, competing in high-level tournaments plus enjoying some epic prizes and activities.

Fans of the mobile game PUBG MOBILE and Tower of Fantasy will be treated to days of endless excitement, enjoyment with their fellow players, and a chance to win and take home limited-edition premium game merch and in-game items.

The Call of Duty: Mobile – Garena booth offers first-hand experience of all the newest upcoming content. Players will also get the opportunity to meet and even play a few rounds with some of their favorite Call of Duty: Mobile personalities.

Tier One Entertainment, the premier gaming entertainment company in Asia, is back with BLCKBOX, its official apparel, and merchandise division. Their product line includes the popular Blacklist International jerseys and collaborations with internationally renowned artists Quiccs and Egg Fiasco.

MSI together with ESGS organizer Gariath Concept is bringing the MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) to the country. MGA will feature League of Legends esports teams competing for a share of the PHP150,000 prize pool. MSI will also be showcasing the latest and exciting PC gaming hardware and gaming laptops allowing gamers to test them out and win exciting exclusive MSI Gaming merch at their booth.

For all Ragnarok Online fans, be sure to visit the RO booth by Gravity Game Hub to get exclusive game updates, promos, and activities to win bonus items plus be up close and personal with various RO

Genshin Impact by Hoyoverse is also joining this year’s ESGS.

Fighting Game Arena powered by REV Major

The ESGS Fighting Game Arena (FGA) returns with REV Major as its partner. The FGA will be bringing in and featuring tournaments with some of the best fighting game titles such as Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear XRD Ver. 2, and Persona 4A.

The FGA also took a unique twist as it introduces Pinya Wars – a special fighting game event where participants can pick a side and defend their choices if they would prefer pineapples on pizza or no pineapples on pizza. They will battle it out on a game of either Tekken 7, BlazBlue Cros Tag Battle, or Guilty Gear Strive.

ESGS 2022 Indie Party

Globe together with the Game Developers Association of the Philippines will be housing various independent gaming developers under one roof to showcase their latest games and have con-goers try out first dibs at the event.

Senshi.Labs, Psychic City Games, Team Good Knight, Ranida Games, developers from known colleges
and universities and more will be present.

Guests and Gaming Personalities

Event attendees will have a chance to meet and greet their favorite gaming personalities – from hosts, streamers, casters, pro players, talents, content creators, cosplayers, and many more.

Riot Games will be bringing some well-known personalities in the industry such as cosplayers Myrtle Sarrosa, Charess, Aryana, and Kitz Cua, the voice behind Neon – Vanille Velasquez, plus well-renowned gaming and esports hosts and casters Alyza Taylor, Lykable, Asurai, Vill and Blackenblue.

Tier One also surprised its fans as the latest MPL Season 10 champions, Blacklist International, will visit the event along with their AMPLFY creators and some of its influencers Tryke Gutierrez, Ashley Gosiengfiao, PindaPanda, Rojean, Seyrah, Elie Gaming, and a surprise guest!

Nexplay will also be bringing in some of their influencers and content creators – from Renejay, H2Wo, Micophobia, Toriyama, and more.

Exclusive merch and discounts at the ESGS merch shop

Attendees for this year can expect a lot of merch from hoodies, stickers, shirts, tote bags, and more plus exclusive discounts galore during the event days.

Globe subscribers can enjoy a 10% discount on all ESGS merch once they show proof of subscription (their
number, billing statement, etc.) Plus, all GCash members that use a registered Globe number as their
GCash number will have an additional 5% discount!

Different merch, F&B and artist alley

ESGS will also house different merch and artist alley that will showcase fans’ favorite artists and their merch, art plus other gaming loot such as shirts, stickers, action figures, and more! Also, no need to go out to eat as ESGS has prepared an F&B corner where attendees can fill their bellies, eat, and be refreshed before checking out all parts of the event.

Freebies, giveaways and more

Patrons and con-goers should watch out for various giveaways to be given once they enter until they roam around the event. Make sure to prep your bags and hoard for goodies.

Organized by Gariath Concepts, ESGS will make its 2022 comeback on October 28 to 30 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. Tickets are now on sale via SM Tickets.

The event will also be broadcasted on the ESGS FB page: fb.com/esgsphilippines.

ANIMEPH is a proud media partner of ESGS 2022.