By Angela Kiara S. Brillantes, Special Features and Content Writer
As the gaming industry continues to grow and evolve, a new generation of Web3 gaming is in the spotlight — a centralized platform for gaming and social interaction. The hype for Web3 gaming is a significant step toward the gaming industry in a more advanced and more efficient manner.
Since 2018, Yield Guild Games (YGG), the first and largest gaming guild, has become a platform where gamers “enrich themselves as they find their community, discover games, and develop vital skills for Web3.” Moreover, it has been at the forefront of supporting the use and adoption of Web3 gaming in the Philippines.
To further strengthen the Web3 gaming community, YGG is holding one of the most anticipated gaming summits this year, the YGG Web3 Games Summit 2023, at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig, from Nov. 18 to 25.
According to Mench Dizon, country head of YGG Pilipinas, the YGG Web3 Games Summit is set to be the world’s premier Web3 gaming event that will offer an exclusive look at the future of Web3 gaming.
“The Filipino Web3 gaming community will be among the first to learn about where the industry is headed as blockchain technologies continue to evolve, and how mutual support will be beneficial in the long run as communities become even more interconnected,” Ms. Dizon said in a press conference held at BGC last Oct. 17.
“The Philippines has consistently been among the top countries with the highest interest in Web3. Most of this interest is driven by the roster of engaging Web3 games that are currently in the market. The fact that global leaders from the Web3 gaming industry are coming all the way to the Philippines for the Web3 Games Summit shows that the world recognizes us as one of the leading countries in Web3 adoption and home to a thriving market for new and upcoming Web3 games,” she added.
More than 1,500 global Web3 leaders are expected to attend the summit, which will start with a two-day game jam at STI’s BGC Campus on Nov. 18-19, which will welcome over 300 developers and students and 5,000 active gamers.
This will be followed by a two-day conference at Shangri-La, The Fort on Nov. 21-22, which will bring 90 global and local speakers talking on topics such as Web3 gaming development, eSports, content creation, and player adoption.
Some of the speakers include Yat Siu, co-founder and executive chairman of Animoca Brands; Jeffrey “Jihoz” Zirlin, co-founder of Axie Infinity and Sky Mavis; Rohit Gupta, co-founder of NYXL; Kyu Lee, president of Com2Us; and Gabby Dizon, co-founder of YGG.
Lastly, the summit will hold a three-day expo and tournament at Samsung Hall on Nov. 23-25, which will feature more than 40 Web3 games, such as Ragnarok Landverse, Pixelmon, PROJECT XENO, Parallel, Mighty Action Heroes, Anito Legends, Metacene, Star Atlas, and Axe Infinity: Origins. On the last day of the three-day expo and tournament, content makers and eSports athletes will be featured in a Web3 gaming tournament.
“Despite the challenging times, we continue to give back and remain steadfast in our mission to provide Filipinos with sustainable opportunities to participate in this exciting Web3 space and we want to make sure that the Filipinos are at the forefront of this. This is one of the core drivers and a source of passion for us is seeing how Filipinos can be at the forefront of this pioneering technology,” Ms. Dizon said in her opening remarks at the press conference.
Tickets are available at ygg.events, with packages offering access to different experiences during the event.