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ISC Events and Globe See Over 7,500 fans for CONQuest Festival 2019, the Largest Esports & Pop Culture Event in Visayas-Mindanao

ILOILO, Philippines – ISC Events, in partnership with Globe Telecom celebrate the conclusion to Globe CONQuest Festival, last June 22 – 23 at the Iloilo Convention Center. The number of attendees has tripled from the past year with over 7,500 attendees filling the front row seats to the largest pop culture convention in Visayas-Mindanao region, closing the event as its most successful year ever.

Now in its third consecutive year, Globe CONQuest Festival has positioned itself to be the largest student-run enthusiast event in the country. It was an event that brought together different pop culture communities — such as gaming, anime, comics, technology, vlogging — for a weekend full of fun and learning. Compared to other conventions, Globe CONQuest Festival emphasizes education and community development as its core tenets.

  • Globe Esports AcadArena — University of Santo Tomas (UST) defeated University of Iloilo (UI) 3-0 for the Esports AcadArena National Finals in League of Legends, receiving a 20,000s peso cash prize and a 10,000 pesos grant to their school, and Dave Badiola (“P3rcy”) from the University of the Philippines (UP) won the championship in Hearthstone with a 10,000 pesos cash prize and a 10,000 pesos grant as well.

Esports AcadArena National League of Legends Championship winners from the University of Santo Tomas (center) next to Esports AcadArena and Twitch representatives


(Left to right) Kevin Hoang, Twitch Partnerships Account Manager; Ariane Lim, CEDO Student Programs Director; Dave Badiola, Esports AcadArena National Hearthstone Championship winner; Mark Candella, Twitch Strategic Partnerships Director

  • QuestTalks — a series of industry talks and workshops held by resource speakers from across the world, which included:

How Campus Esports Can Affect You:

Mark Candella, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Twitch

Mark Candella of Twitch (center) gives a lecture on ‘How Campus Esports Can Affect You’ to a student-focused audience.

Crash Course: Lifestyle Content Creation:

ThatsBella and Hazel Quing

Inside the Mind of Aeonix:  Angelo from Aeonix

Growing Esports in Your School:

Ariane Lim, David Viray, Theo Ignacio, Kevin Hoang

  • QuestPanels — a series of panels by streamers, comic artists, and vloggers showcasing their experiences and stories in their career:

Streamers Panel  – Riku, Suzzysaur, Kang Dupet

Komikeros Panel – Kikomachine, Little Things PH, LibrengKomiks

Vloggers Panel    – Gloco Gaming, CongTV, RogerRaker

  • Creative Corner — a bazaar that featured over 50 artists and merchants from different parts of the country including Kikomachine Komix, Aeonix, and Overdrive Design’s Rd Rogacion.

Patricia Pia (left) and Daniel Decena (right) of the art duo ‘Meowtricia and Penslinger’ entertain a customer in their Creative Corner booth.

  • Open Tournaments with thousands of pesos worth of prize pools —

Card Games:

Yu-Gi-Oh! – Huan Joshua Li, KeyForge – Paul Que,

Magic: The Gathering (Standard) – Isaiah Neoben Diesto

Mobile and Console Games:

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – V6 Esports, FIFA19 – Joben Javellana, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate – Godz, Monster Hunter World – Gelson Junco, Noel Pueyo, Daniel Vega, Mateus Sanchez,

NBA2k19 – Joben Javellana, Tekken 7 – Raphael Cueva

  • And more, which included Game Developer Booths, Technology Exhibitors, Influencer Fanmeets, and a Food Festival.

(Left to right): ThatsBella, Hazel Quing, RogerRaker, Cong TV in the Vlogger Fanmeet


Cosplayers such as (left to right) Kitz Cua, Ai Natsumi, Liui Aquino, Joel Minas, and (upper) UkieKookie donned in their full cosplay gear in front of the stage and audience.

Several high-profile members of the enthusiasts media industry, top streamers and vloggers such as Riku, Gloco, CongTV, ThatsBella, RogerRaker and Asurai were present to host educational panels, performances, and fanmeets World-class artists, cosplayers, and industry executives were also in attendance to add further value to the event, such as Aeriel Garcia, Aeonix, Liui Aquino, LibrengKomiks, Overdrive Design’s Rd Rogacion, and Twitch’s Mark Candella.

“Our goal was to provide an amazing experience, bring forth education and develop the community with everyone attending the event,” said A. Frederick Sansait, Outreach Director for ISC Events. “It was a pleasure working with the team in order to deliver something bigger, grander, and better. From talking with the attendees, I’m really happy to say we have done that.”

See the official aftermovie of CONQuest Festival 2019 below:


About ISC Events

ISC Events is a student-run events management & content production firm based in Western Visayas, Philippines. Founded in 2014, it is the official partner of Twitch and Globe Telecom for campus esports and pop culture in the Philippines. Contact them at contact@iscevents.net.

About Globe CONQuest Festival

CONQuest Festival is the first enthusiast event in Southeast Asia focused on education and collegiate esports. Founded in 2017, it is the Visayas’ premier esports and pop culture convention. Now in its 3rd year, CONQuest teams up with Globe Telecom to reach greater heights than ever before.

Some of the people behind CONQuest Festival 2019

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