My stay at Saturday’s IP e-Games Guild Congress and Road to Domination VI kickoff event was a short one, but for the brevity of it all, it was still pretty sweet.Â Though I arrived shortly before lunch and the event officially started, the atrium of SM Annex Cyberzone was already brimming with members of IP e-games’ massive community.
As a kickoff event for the upcoming Domination VI, various tournaments were set up in order to fill slots for the finals at Domination later this year. Among the tournaments scheduled were:
- RAN Online – Matira Matibay
- CABAL Online – 3×3 Carnage National Tournament
- Point Blank
- Audition Dance Battle – Master of 8Keys
- Bandmaster – Guild Congress SOS
Aside from the main gaming draw of the event, The CM’s for each respective e-Games title were also on-site to meet, greet and entertain queries from the community. A merchandise and game item booth was also set up for gamers looking to score more loot aside from the free swag handed out upon entry to the Guild Congress.
And finally, to cap off my stay, the show floor was treated to a five-song set by Join The Club, a band that I actually haven’t seen live in about four years. For that stretch of time, The guild congress stopped being a gaming event and more of a rock show. Anyway, I had to scoot out early because of other commitments, but Boss Mac took my place shortly after. You’ll hear his side of the story in a bit.
Arriving around 4pm, I immediately got down to business and went on stage to cover the activities there. The place was packed by this time so it was hard to move around the gaming areas. Shortly after my arrival, Paramita performed a 4-song set and rocked the house. Vocalist and drummer Ria really does a good job hyping up the crowd with her epic drumming. Heck she even broke her drum stick. We appreciate Paramita’s constant appearances in hobby conventions, last time I saw them was Toycon 2010 so if you guys are seeing this… rock on!
Wrapping up the event, the hosts gave out prizes including Dasher mouse-mats from Tt eSports and PointBlank PH shirts. This is a short prelude to the awarding ceremony where winners were awarded goodie bags care of their sponsors. Notable prizes were the Tt eSports Challenger keyboard given to a sole winner as well as 6 Tt eSport Shock headsets for the Bandmaster champs and a ton of Tt eSports Azureus mice and Thermaltake shirts. We’ll release a list of winners and their respective prizes as soon as we get the list so for now we leave you with photos from the event.