Favorite Cosplay Costumes at the 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup
I was only 5 years old when I first got a hold of a Family Computer controller and played video games. Things have changed after so many years. I am still trying to figure out why I stopped playing when I did excel on those games, finished Contra, and saved Mario’s princess.
I have high respect for people and gamers who made playing online game a profession. Last Sunday, I joined in the Taiwan Excellence at the 2019 Taiwan Excellence eSports Cup at the SM North, The Block.
The three-day event, which highlighted top gaming products from Taiwan PC brands, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends (LoL) tournaments and a Cosplay Competition has been one of the biggest eSports tournaments in the country to date.. It was my first time to attend such an event, and I was pleasantly surprised to know such a community of creative individuals.
I am sharing some photos of my favorite Cosplayers during the event. I love Cosplayers who are creative and stayed true to their characters. I haven’t tried Cosplaying myself, but I did host a Harry Potter party a few years ago, and it was fun to see friends all dressed up and playing their favorite characters.
Athlete, TV personality, and avid gamer Eric “Eruption” Tai hosted the event
and posed with the soldiers.
The gaming zone features products from Asus Republic of Gamers’ ROG Zephyrus S, the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus WaterForce Xtreme motherboard, Aorus memory cards and video cards, AVerMedia’s plug-and- play AM310 USB microphone and Live Streamer Cam 313, InWin’s WINBOT Limited Edition Transparent Spherical case, Kingmax Semiconductor, memory cards and external portable SSDs from Transcend and T Force, Zyxel’s tri-band Wi-Fi system, and peripherals from XPG, Zadak, and G.Skill.
The product experience zone also included ten units of gaming desktops that were made available for guests to use in playing games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends. Fans also had the chance to take photos with cosplayers dressed as their favorite game characters and jammed with pop rock band GraceNote, which added excitement to the three-day festivities.
The intense CS:GO battle on October 4 and the LoL games on October 5 were also witnessed by eSports fanatics all over the world via live streaming on the Taiwan Excellence Facebook page.
Bren Esports dominated the CS:GO tournament and won the grand prize of P56,000 in cash. Each team member also took home an Asus ROG Delta Headset, ROG Collection Shirt, ROG Armor Suite Backpack, and P2,000 worth of Sodexo Gift Certificates.
CX Blanc took home the grand prize of P56,000 for the LoL tournament. Each team member also
received an Asus ROG Delta Headset, ROG Collection Shirt, ROG Armor Suite Backpack, and P2,000 worth for Sodexo Gift Certificates from Taiwan Excellence.
From the 30 contestants took the stage in their best CS:GO- and LoL-inspired costumes. Izaiah
Luke Buelos took home the grand prize of P40,000, while runners up Sergio Sta. Ana and Nicholai Dizon won P20,000 and P10,000 in cash, respectively.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you Taiwan Excellence for having me!
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