E-Sports is alive and kicking here in our country. You just gotta know where to look.
RapturePH returns for the 3rd annual Pinoy Gaming Festival on Oct. 26 and 27, 2013 at the World Trade Center along Disodado Macapagal Ave. The PGF, even though it started out small, has grown to be the most anticipated e-sports convention in the country! This is it, folks! This is local Evo!
If you're the type of gamer who thinks they're hot shit, but you've never really gone up against the best the country has to offer on a stage as big as the Pinoy Gaming Festival, then you might want to check yourself. Every competitive gamer worth their salt is going to show up and they're going to bring their A game. You a DoTA 2 player who talks shit online about people you beat? Shut your face and put your money where your mouth is. You one of those jerky arcade players at the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 cabinets who sneer at noobs? If you're not at this tourney, you're just another pussy.
Bottom line is, if you talk big but you're not at the Pinoy Gaming Festival, then there is no proof of your greatness. None whatsoever. To show off your mettle, you gotta run with the big dogs. And locally, this is the largest kennel there is.
They will be featuring 10 games - Assault Fire, Crossfire, DoTA, DoTA 2, Dragon Nest, Final Combat, League of Legends, Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Oh, and Drakensang also.
Check out a scene from last year.
To me, the real treat will be to see and hopefully pick up a couple nuggets of wisdom from gaming's Asian Steve Jobs, Razer's co-founder, CEO and creative director, Min-Liang Tan as he graces us with his presence at the event. He will be joined by someone who will draw in the crowd for no good reason, Alodia Gosiengfiao, on Day 1.
In picture: The level of cool and brilliance 99% of Asians never achieve
Also, they'll be holding some cosplay competitions because it isn't a pop culture convention without cosplay.
Tickets go for Php160 each and are available at SM Cinemas nationwide. RapturePH said they're limiting ticket sales to 400 a day, so be quick and grab yours today.
Am I playing? Hell no. I suck.