ESGS After-Event

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!

Even Playsation showed up – for the first time at ESGS or any major Ph event!

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Wheee! No PSVR or PS4 Pro though =(

And a lot of others. There was also a whole section devoted to indie game developers.

Some exciting discoveries found among those booths…

Special mention must be given to the MSI booth’s Rig modding section, where some amazing pieces of art were on display:

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Radioactive, but there’s no harm in getting close..
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Yep, the door opens with a click of a switch.
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Tubing-fu in an open-plan enclosure
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Tight build with good arrangement and functional details make this my fave
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Gundam inspired and pulled off quite well.
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Had to go back for another look!

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:

It wasn’t just hardware that caught the eye at ESGS, there were a lot of interesting people roaming around too!

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:

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Laptops powering tournament stations. How different from the unwieldy PCs of previous events!
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