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ESGS 2020 goes virtual, opens today

By Argie Aguja Published Oct 23, 2020 3:21 am

Thousands of pro-gamers, e-sports athletes and casual fans are set to gather virtually on the opening day of the country’s biggest gaming and e-sports event – the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2020.

From a completely on-ground event, ESGS 2020 has shifted online and will bring in the best e-sports and gaming experience from Oct. 23 to 25. The annual event is organized by Gariath Concepts, while PLDT Home is the co-presenter.

Recognized as one of the biggest gaming conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS 2020 will be headlined by six different e-sports tournaments – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege – each taking center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena.

Fans will get to watch action-packed battles between the best pro teams from each title as they bid to win the competition’s top prizes.

The schedule of the three-day competition will be as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship (Oct. 23), ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament (Oct. 23), Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship (Oct. 24), ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament (Oct. 24), Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament (Oct. 25), and PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament (Oct. 25).

Aside from the competition, there will be a showcase of the latest up-and-coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will also present their featured game titles.

Co-presenter PLDT Home will also bring exclusive fan meet-and-greet experiences with the country’s top e-sports and gaming idols. Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. There is also an exhibition game match of TNC Predator together with lucky audience members.

Other activities include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.

Tune in to the live stream broadcast at ESGS 2020’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ESGSPhilippines/.