It's been a couple of weeks since ESL One Manila but to me it still feels like it was yesterday. Finally, finally, an international premiere esports tournament has been held in the Philippines and I've never been more excited and proud. While we may have a bad rep for being toxic in games, there's no doubt that we're one of the most passionate people out there and it clearly showed at the event. The staff and organizers of the event never failed to mention to me that they have been blown away by the support of the Filipino fans. I'd like to take this as a sure sign that more international and large-scale tournaments will continue to be held in the country.
There's a lot to see at ESGS, and most notable for me is the inclusiveness of a lot of aspects in the gaming industry. Aside from the popular professional e-sports tournaments, there are game demos from both mainstream and indie developers of PC and mobile platforms.