Before the grand showdown next week at the Cosplay Mania 12, will first be choosing its last representative for Cosplay Tournament of Champions: Third Impact in Philippines’ capital city , Manila .

The TORCH III last preliminary leg will be held on September 22 at the Cyberzone Event Center at SM City Manila which is located beside the Manila City Hall. The Manila leg champion will be competing against other preliminary legs winners at the TORCH III Grand Final to be held at the SMX, SM Mall of Asia on September 30 (Day 2).

The Grand Champion of TORCH III will be the official representative of the Philippines to the Anime Festival Asia’s Asian Regional Cosplay Championships happening on November 11-12, 2012  in Singapore.

Last year, TORCH II Manila leg ChampionTeam Vostel cosplaying as Voltes V and Baizanga won first runner up in the Grand Finals, with Team March Omega of Cagayan de Oro emerged as Grand Champions.