The Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit held a wildly successful and well-attended event this past October 28-30 at SMX Convention center. Over three days both the expected and the surprising cropped up, lending an accomplished air of veterancy to the proceedings. Cheers to this year’s event, and here’s to hoping next year’s will be just as good!
First, there were the booths!
Where to start?
Kingston coming on strong with new products and a large booth
Ding ding ding ding! Type!
It might be ESGS, but there’s analog gaming too!
Acer’s Predator line gets its own expansive booth
Anime/gaming fans paid attention to this booth.
Ubisoft is hiring! Can’t wait to see Ubisoft,Manila listed in the credits of a triple-A gaming title!~
No library card needed.
Is it because it’s powerful and colorful?
Yep, that’s what it means.
Thier booth was jam-packed with products.
The MSI booth/competition/gaming/rig display area.
Even Playsation showed up – for the first time at ESGS or any major Ph event!
And a lot of others. There was also a whole section devoted to indie game developers.
Some exciting discoveries found among those booths…
Kingston is coming out with mechanical keyboards. No word on price yet.
Perfect 10s indeed.
Acer Predator has less-gaudy models now. Remember the original Predator PC?
34″ curved widescreen goodness. Yum.
Acer Predator 15.
Zotac also out in force. Their tiny GTX 1070 looks great
More powerful mini PCs than the norm.
Watercooled GTX1080s seem to be a trend now?
Backplate of their Thermaltake co-created GTX1080
Gaming Library’s Google Cardboard designs are unique
VR for all price ranges.
MSI’s perfect 10 videocards.
Special mention must be given to the MSI booth’s Rig modding section, where some amazing pieces of art were on display:
There were also press conferences and seminars, like MSI’s:
..where the MSI GTX 1070 quick Silver Edition was previewed to the press. A modding seminar followed right after:
That’s called an acrylic heating device (I think?)
Directed heat makes it easy to heat up acrylic..
and ease the bending and design process.
It wasn’t just hardware that caught the eye at ESGS, there were a lot of interesting people roaming around too!
No Hanky-panky at ESGS allowed.
My weapon’s getting heavy..
More creative each year.
MSI Dragon Girl
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There was even a gundam building area!
The Vive attracted its usual line of interested testers.
Tekken 7 at the Namco Bandai booth
Alodia surrounded with fans as usual
Even security had its own fans!
Even with a venue typically smaller than most similar western events, the attractions brought together into SMX were of high caliber and promises to generate a lot of anticipation for next year’s event. Not only did I have fun there, but the advances on display were very encouraging for a veteran gamer/geek like me. Here’s some parting shots: