PLDT, Smart Present eSports and Gaming Summit 2018

As the eSports and Gaming Summit 2018 (ESGS 2018) approaches, the eSports community in the Philippines is getting even more excited.

This event, which will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from October 26 to 28, 2018, is the largest gaming convention in the country. It is sponsored by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart Communications, Inc. and will feature exhibits, cosplay competitions, fan games, and activities at their booths.

ESGS 2018 will also host the highly anticipated finals of the "Road to the Nationals" tournament, which aims to find the best DOTA 2 and Tekken 7 players in the Philippines.

Road To the Finals ESGS 2018

More than PHP 1.5 Million in Prizes, Up for Grabs!

In the past weeks, hundreds of gamers have participated in the different legs of the ‘Road to the Nationals’ tournament in hopes of winning the championship title, which comes with prizes worth over Php1.2 million for DOTA 2 and PHP 300,000 for Tekken 7. 

The winners, along with the other finalists, will also have the opportunity to be selected by the founding teams of The Nationals. These founding teams, which include PLDT-Smart, Cignal, HappyFeet, Bren Esports, TNC Pro Team, and STI Holdings, make up the country's first-ever eSports franchise model league that aims to develop top-notch Philippine representatives for major international eSports events.

Final stretch to ESGS 2018

Teams from various cities across the Philippines have qualified for the final rounds of the DOTA 2 and Tekken 7 tournaments at ESGS 2018. 

The DOTA 2 teams include TaskUs Titans from Iloilo, Voyager from Bacolod, Quid Pro Quo from Manila, Sterling Global Dragons from Manila, and Davao's Pride from Davao. 

The Tekken 7 finalists include Francis Steven Valencia "UFTC Gogoy" Cabahug from Cebu, Raymund Jay "Limitbreak" Sarte from Cagayan de Oro, and Jade "ArkAngel.Janine" Yasay from Davao. 

There will also be a Mobile Legends tournament as part of the "Road to the Nationals." 

To participate, gamers can join the regional qualifiers on Oct. 13 in Imus, Cavite for DOTA 2, or on Oct. 6 and Oct. 14 in Playbook-Makati and Oct. 13 in Secret Base-Marikina for Tekken 7.

PLDT and Smart are the Philippines Fastest Fixed and Mobile Networks, Respectively

PLDT Home Fibr and Smart have been consistently supporting ESGS as part of their efforts to boost the local eSports industry and enhance the gaming experience of Filipino gamers, fans, and enthusiasts.

With the country's fastest fixed and mobile networks according to the Ookla Speedtest Awards, gamers can enjoy seamless connectivity and lag-free gaming whether at home or on-the-go. PLDT Home Fibr, with its 1 Gbps speed and equal upload and download speeds, is ideal for multiplayer and bandwidth-intensive games like DOTA 2. 

Meanwhile, Smart GameTime 100, which provides 300MB per day for 30 days for only Php100, is perfect for leveling up gameplay and executing power moves on top mobile games such as Mobile Legends, Clash of Clans, and Clash Royale.

Watch the Philippines' Biggest eSports Battles

Be sure to catch the country's best players make their biggest moves at the ‘Road to the Nationals’ finals at ESGS 2018! Get your tickets now at

Watch out for more surprises from PLDT Home Fibr and Smart by following their official Facebook accounts at ( and (

For updates on the ‘Road to the Nationals’ and ESGS 2018, also check out PLDT and Smart's official Twitter and Instagram accounts at (@PLDTHome) and (@LiveSmart).

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