What to expect at ESGS 2023


The Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS), the Philippines’ flagship esports and gaming event, is gearing up for its highly anticipated 2023 edition. Having attracted over 63,000 attendees last year, ESGS has solidified its position as a significant platform for brands, publishers, developers, influencers, and the gaming community.

As ESGS approaches its 10th anniversary, the 2023 edition promises to be its most ambitious yet. With a focus on progress, innovation, and community, this year’s event aims to be the ultimate destination for gamers of all kinds.


The “PROGRESS” Theme: Where Gaming Meets the Future

ESGS 2023 is embracing the theme of “PROGRESS.” The event organizers are creating a modern-industrial city to showcase how the gaming industry and community have evolved over the past decade. Their goal is to reflect the current state of the industry and envision its future.

What to Expect at ESGS 2023

Mainstage Program: The mainstage is the central hub for ESGS, hosting show matches, tournaments, competitions, audience contests, music acts, interviews, giveaways, and more.

Astra Arena: A platform dedicated to enabling aspiring esports stars, Astra Arena offers a stage for various game genres and brands to host tournaments. It features onsite audience seating and exclusive live broadcasts.

Fighting Game Arena: For fighting game enthusiasts, the FGA is the place to be. It’s a dedicated stage for games like Tekken, Street Fighter, Dragonball, Guilty Gear, Super Smash Bros., and more. Tournaments featuring the latest titles will keep the adrenaline pumping.

Cosplay Village: Cosplay enthusiasts and fans can gather to showcase their talents, compete, meet and greet, and grab exclusive cosplayer merchandise. The Cosplay Village brings together cosplayers, crafters, photographers, and more to celebrate the art of cosplay.

Indie Fiesta: The Indie Fiesta shines a spotlight on local game developers, collegiate and independent gaming organizations. They showcase new gaming talents and experiences, with opportunities for con-goers to engage in discussions and demonstrations about game development.

Marketplace: For those who want to take home a piece of ESGS, the Marketplace offers exclusive event merchandise, including shirts, caps, hoodies, keychains, and more. Additionally, various merchants and artists will be selling toys, stickers, original artwork, and fan art.

Gaming Class: Learn from the industry’s best at the Gaming Class. Discover the secrets to success in gaming, from game development and publishing to team management and professional esports careers. Renowned figures in the industry will share their knowledge and experiences through open forums and panels.

Food Park: When hunger strikes, the Food Park is the place to satisfy your cravings. It provides a dedicated space for snacks and refreshments, with seating and dining tables for your convenience. Fast-food brands and local food businesses will offer their bites and drinks.

Special Guests and Live Music Acts

ESGS 2023 will also feature numerous special guests, including Spicyuuuu, Kang Dupet, HippoChii, KatieCakey, and Nyaaati. Attendees can also enjoy live music acts by Itchyworms and Mayonnaise.

The Philippines’ premier gaming and esports event is scheduled to take place at the World Trade Center Manila in Pasay from November 3rd to 5th, 2023. Tickets for all tiers are available for purchase until October 30th at Slashevent.com. Onsite sales will be exclusively for Iron tickets.

ANIMEPH is a media partner of ESGS 2023.