8 Things Serious Gamers Can Look Forward to at The Biggest E-Sports Summit in the Philippines

“Play the demo of the much awaited Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.”

Today our guest editor is Matthew Daniel K. Olivares. He works at Comic Odyssey — a neighborhood comic shop that has an amazing selection of back issues. Competitive video gaming is huge in the Philippines, and we asked him what he thought gamers should look forward to at the upcoming E-Sports and Gaming Summit this weekend, October 24–25, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City (near all the casinos!).

Full disclosure: There will be a PLDT Home-Smart Game Hub, and inside it are 8 things Matthew says gamers should look forward to:

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“Popular games such as League of Legends, the global phenomenon Counter Strike, the hit zombie survival game Left 4 Dead 2, the off shoot of the revered Halo franchise, Halo: Spartan Strike, NBA 2K16, Clash of Clans and Hearthstone are going to be among the featured games in the PLDT Home-Smart Game Hub.”

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“Disney gets a special corner as well, and there fans can rejoice and enjoy the sandbox game Disney Infinity. Since Disney is now holding the Star Wars franchise and several Marvel titles, fans will be able to see toy displays of the new characters from the much awaited episode seven of the Star Wars film series and also figures of Iron Man and his Hulkbuster suits.”

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“There will be a Ubisoft booth where die hard Assassin’s Creed fans are going to be able to play the demo of the much awaited Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which takes place many years after Unity and is set in the Victorian era where crimes and gangs run rampant. There will also be a demo for the dancing game Just Dance 2016 for those in the mood to showcase some moves.”

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“A contest for thirty of the country’s best independent game developers. Each developer will showcase their newly created games in the Indie Arena for a chance to win the Best Game Award. There will be a panel of judges comprised of established game developers. Attendants get to participate in the judging through a voting system. A decade ago, Anito took the independent game scene by storm. Which one will be next?”

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“PLDT Home and Smart collaborated on developing an app exclusive for the attendants of the convention. This app aims to turn the convention experience into a game of sorts by creating challenges for attendants to complete. Those who are able to complete the challenges will be rewarded a ticket to an exclusive after party.”

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“Unparalleled gaming experiences powered by high-speed internet from PLDT Home and Smart. PLDT Home Fibr is the country’s fastest broadband connection, and now it has the same upload and download speed. If you are a Fibr subscriber, you get to enjoy exclusive freebies and discounts from Razer. You can also purchase Samsung gaming monitors for cheaper prices and even loot some Steam freebies. All you have to do is to drop by the PLDT Home Fibr area at anytime during the two-day convention. If you are not yet a Fibr subscriber, then here is a chance to convince yourself to become one.”

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“Game-related purchases are more convenient. PC gamers will be able to learn how to purchase ePINS easily using their prepaid load or postpaid account through GameX, the leading game portal of the Philippines developed by mobile phone carrier Smart. Smart subscribers are able to buy games and make in-app purchases conveniently by using their prepaid load or having the bill charged to his or her postpaid account. If you are a Steam subscriber, you can charge your Steam wallet purchases to your PLDT bill.”

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“For mobile gamers, your handheld device experience will be made better by Smart through its Big Bytes 50, which provides subscribers with 350 MB worth of data for gaming and surfing. This deal is perfect for those who frequently play Clash of Clans and Hearthstone.”

Bonus: “If you fancy yourself as a techie, Big Bytes also has a promo for the video streaming service iFlix — It’s now showing Mr. Robot, a hacktivist-themed series.”

ESGS tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketnet.com.ph or in any Ticketnet branch. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/esgsphilippines, www.smart.com.ph or www.pldt.com.ph.

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