IN PHOTOS: ESGS 2019

Show first-timer Nintendo, brought to us be Southeast Asia Nintendo distributor Maxsoft, shows off their first-party titles, with people able to experience the Swich in its 3 different modes: TV, tabletop, and handheld. 

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Custom PC builders show off their chops at the show: 

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

You can't have a Filipino game convention without NBA 2K – annually, among, if not the best-selling game in the country, owing to basketball and the NBA's popularity here: 

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Curiously, a number of Batman toys were on display at the event: 

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Local game developer Ranida Games' Bayani, a fighting game deeply inspired by Filipino culture and history, is on display:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Of course, cosplayers!

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Here's the main stage where brand partners showcase their stuff and exhibition matches are held:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Quirky Filipino-made games are on display at the show's Indie Fiesta section:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

It's not a games or tech convention until you see a) a driving game rig and b) someone using a VR device:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Here are some of the big brands' booth at the show:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ROG is showcasing its new ROG Phone II at the event as well: 

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Analog games are present as well with these board and card games:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

There's merch too!

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Or if you want to be the next gaming or streaming talent, here's your chance as well:

ESGS 2019. Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

ESGS 2019.

Photo by Angelo Gonzales/Rappler

Events at the ESGS 2019 main stage will also be streamed on their Facebook page, in case you're not planning to make the trip this weekend. – Rappler.com