Arguably considered as one of the Philippines’ biggest competitive gaming expo and largest e-sport event, the second Pinoy Gaming Festival was held October 27 & 28 at the Hall 3 & 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
One of the main highlights of this year’s PGF was the “Cherry Cosfiesta” cosplay competition backed by Cherry Credits, the distributor of Dragon Nest SEA.
Executive Producer Addison Kang of Dragon Nest SEA, DN Game Mater Adriano Won along with DN Singaporean cosplayers and our very own PBB Teen Edition 4 Grand Winner & cosplayer Myrtle Gail Sarrosa were invited guests for the competition.
The competition was divided into two categories, day 1 featured an open category where participants can wear any costumes and represent any characters while in day 2 featured characters from Dragon Nest or Gundam Series only. Prizes were also given to Best Chibi and Best Costripper in each day.
Here are the winners:
Champion: Don Robert Torio
1st Runner Up: Shiva Sisters (Krizdel Ingresso and Shane)
2nd Runner Up: ??
Best Chibi: Ashley Misaki
Best Costripper of Day: Carl Niko Soriano
Shanda Games category (Dragon Nest or Gundam Series only)
Champion – Christian Ramos
1st Runner Up – Tracy Reyes
2nd Runner Up – Christian Teofisto
3rd Runner Up – Raymond Almiranez
Best Chibi Cosplayer – Izaiah Buelos
Best Costripper of Day: ??
The event was considered a success as unexpected large crowd marched into the lone Hall 3 of SMX Convention Center.
Late attendees experienced waiting in line for hours and even some were not admitted in the venue. Rants and complaints swarmed their official Facebook page expressing their disappointment on the incident. Quickly, the organizers listened and decided to open Hall 4 for Day 2 and those who purchased tickets in day one can enter the venue.