Monday, April 23, 2012
Last Saturday, thousands of gaming enthusiasts filled the spacious interior of the World Trade Center to participate in IP e-Games Ventures Inc.'s 6th year anniversary with Domination 6, the biggest single-day gaming event of 2012.
Domination is where gamers and enthusiasts come together to celebrate the joy of gaming in a day filled with tournaments, fun offline activities, and entertaining stage performances from cosplayers and some of the country's hippest bands.
Heidi Mendita-Garayblas, IP e-Games Chief Operating Office, described Domination as a venue for their company to thank its loyal gamers for their continued support and enthusiasm for its top gaming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) titles such as RAN Online, CABAL Online, Point Blank, Audition Dance Battle, and Bandmaster.
Finals were held in Domination 6 to conclude the year-long RAN Online MatiraMatibay Tournament, CABAL 3v3 Carnage National Tournament, Point Blank Mega Bakbakan, Audition Dance Battle Master of Eight Keys, and Bandmaster SOS Bagsakan. Winners of the Point Blank competition not only gets the top prize but will also earns the privilege of representing the Philippines in the Point Blank International Competition -- one of the most prestigious gaming tournaments -- to be held next month.
Another highlight of the festivities was the presence of Level Up! Inc. to complete its merger with IP e-Games which was inked last March 30. Domination became the launch pad for the combined gaming activities of the two, big online publishers.
Aside from the tourney finals, freebies, and awesome contest and raffle prizes, gamers had the time of their lives as more than 200 top-of-the-line PCs were provided for free-play. Guests also enjoyed performances of several bands with radio disc jockey Karen Bordador and actor JC Cuadradoare hosting on stage.
In addition to the already overwhelming line-up of activities, Domination 6 offered gamers the chance to land their dream jobs via a job fair. IP e-Games VP for Marketing, Miguel Bauza, expressed that IP e-Games, in its own way, is always finding ways to look after their loyal gaming community. "This job fair will hopefully provide them with opportunities to grow professionally as well."
Domination 6 was co-presented by Axe Anarchy and Smart Communications with major sponsors Cobra Smart, PLDT, Redfox, and Razer. Minor sponsors include Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, SteelSeries, Bitdefender, Fatboy's, Uno Pizzeria, and Binalot.
* Photos borrowed from Orange Magazine TV's Domination 6 Facebook photo album