As gaming, technology, and other various facets of pop culture converge further, AcadArena aims to bring enthusiasts of all interests together in one venue this year with CONQuest festival. Dubbed “The Philippines’ premier gaming and pop culture festival, CONQuest brings famed international content creators Kyedae, LilyPichu, Michael Reeves, and many more big-ticket personalities in gaming and tech to the Philippine stage on July 23 and 24 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
CONQuest has made a name for itself through the success of its previous iterations, and after more than three years of radio silence, it returns bigger than ever. Celebrated voice actors behind their favorite video games, accomplished esports athletes, streamers, and various visual artists will be available up and close and personal at a bigger venue to the delight of Filipino fans via meet and greets and panel talks.
For tech enthusiasts, a tech and game dev expo will also take space in the event. CONQuest will also host the LAN Esports finals for Alliance Games.
Events like CONQuest reflect a growing shift in convergence culture shared between tech, gaming, and other facets of pop culture. According to WSGN, Southeast Asia is the world’s fastest-growing region in online gaming revenue. By 2023, there will be an excess of 476 million PC and online gamers. As brands will look to capitalize on the cross-generational trend, the need for community events is higher than ever, and CONQuest looks to fill that gap.