Gaming & Pop Culture Expo ‘CONQuest 2023’ to Feature Web3 Firms

Discover the latest updates on CONQuest 2023 and explore the exciting presence of web3 firms, NFT games, and industry leaders.

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  • CONQuest 2023 is a major event for gaming and pop culture that will highlight the metaverse by featuring web3 firms with their own booths and offerings.
  • The Creator Circle of BlockchainSpace, a community-focused blockchain platform, is the event’s platinum partner, aiming to onboard content creators into web3 technology and foster audience relationships.
  • The event’s web3 exhibitors/blockchain exhibitors include Binance, Coin98, Community Gaming, MagicCraft, and Battle of Guardians.

For the second year after its comeback, one of the country’s biggest in-real-life (IRL) events for gaming and pop culture, CONQuest 2023, will highlight the metaverse again as web3 firms get to have their own booths and feature what they have to offer. 

Platinum Partner

  • BlockchainSpace’s Creator Circle

The Creator Circle ‌of community-enablement platform BlockchainSpace was recently announced as the event’s platinum partner. 

The circle was created to help content creators onboard web3 technology and enhance their relationships with their audiences. It was just recently launched officially. It even partnered with telecommunications firm Smart Communications to further connect communities and explore web3 solutions.

“Interested to learn more about the exclusive Creator Circle Program or to get featured? We will be right in the heart of the action at the official streamzone, eager to connect with creators and attendees alike!” BSPC said in a statement.

Web3 and Blockchain Exhibitors

  • Binance

Binance, one of the largest and most popular cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, was founded in 2017 by Changpeng Zhao. 

Currently, in the Philippines, Binance has been actively trying to educate Filipinos about web3 and blockchain through their Binance Academy, an educational hub providing a variety of resources on blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and the web3 ecosystem. The Philippines leg of its Southeast Asia University Tour has recently concluded, encompassing visits to five educational institutions in the region.

“We’re excited to bring Binance Academy and Trust Wallet to the folks at CONQuest 2023. It is an absolute honour to be part of the biggest gaming and pop culture convention in the Philippines and we look forward to educate the event attendees on blockchain and cryptocurrency, and provide them a sneak peek into the Web3 evolution,” says Kenneth Stern, General Manager of Binance in the Philippines.

  • Coin98

Coin98 is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that provides users with real-time price updates and detailed token metric information for various projects. Through its website, users can easily access the home page or community page of a project, as well as filter coins and tokens based on their market cap, trading volume, and other criteria.

“Coin98 is a DeFi product builder focusing on creating and developing an ecosystem of DeFi protocols, Web3 applications, and NFTs on multiple blockchains. Joining in CONQuest, one of the biggest summer gaming and pop culture getaway is our chance to reach out the Philippines market, and introduce the vibrance of Web3 to the next generation of youth,” the platform stressed. “Coin98 is looking forward to seeing all attendees at our booth near the entrance with many interesting activities and rewards.”

  • Community Gaming

Community Gaming is a platform that provides esports infrastructure to participants in the industry. With its user-friendly interface and highly adaptable payment technology, the platform empowers players, organizers, and game developers by offering them the necessary tools to effortlessly create, manage, and engage in esports tournaments.

Utilizing smart contract payment technology, the platform ensures that players receive their earnings promptly upon the conclusion of their tournaments. Players have the opportunity to earn money through various means, including participating in tournaments, hosting their own events, achieving high rankings on leaderboards, and taking advantage of the upcoming weekly quest system.

  • MagicCraft

MagicCraft is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with player-versus-player (PVP) gameplay. It was introduced on the Binance Smart Chain and was initially designed as a fast-paced mobile game. The game offers a wide range of play-to-earn opportunities, including non-fungible token (NFT) characters and mini-quests incorporated into each gaming session.

The gameplay allows players to engage in battles individually or join forces by forming clans to partake in massive multiplayer battles. These battles present an opportunity for players to compete for prizes in the game’s native cryptocurrency, $MCRT.

Additionally, MagicCraft provides an NFT marketplace where players can purchase, trade, and exchange characters, power-ups, and special moves using $MCRT. By owning these NFTs, players gain advantages in upcoming battles, enhancing their gameplay experience.

  • Battle of Guardians

Battle of Guardians (BOG) is an NFT game set in a real-time multiplayer PVP arena, created using the Unreal Engine. BOG is a skill-based competition where players strive to outperform others and earn valuable rewards. Initially developed for PC, the game has plans for future cross-platform multiplayer functionality on iOS and Android.

In Battle of Guardians, players have the opportunity to participate in both player-versus-environment (PvE) and player-versus-player (PvP) combat using their collection of NFT fighters. With a tier system, three distinct races, and a diverse range of playable characters, BOG naturally serves as a platform for players to showcase their skills and agility while reaping worthy rewards.

  • MetaverseGo

Decentralized blockchain platform MetaverseGo is a new startup that aims to provide, both newbie and seasoned players easy access to play-and-earn games, guild participation, non-fungible tokens (NFT) collection, and access to other web3 applications. 

During the event, the MetaverseGo will be located in the Globe Telecom booth, promising to distribute some cool prizes and merch.

  • Coins.ph

Meanwhile, though Coins.ph does not belong to the list of exhibitors of the event, the crpyto exchange’s social and community lead, Franco Araneta, is set to deliver a “Crypto 101” workshop. The workshop is scheduled on CONQuest’s first day, at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Workshop Stage, Classroom D of NU MOA.

What is CONQuest?

Started by esports initiator AcadArena in 2017, Conquest Festival 2023 is slated for June 2 to 4, where it is expected to bring together the fans and enthusiasts of art, cosplaying, gaming, technology, anime, pop culture, and the metaverse in a 3-day long convention. 

The event will take place across multiple venues, including the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Conrad Manila, Mall of Asia, and National University MoA. With over 70 local and international guests, the festival promises an array of exciting activities that encompass gaming, technology, music, and popular culture.

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Last year, CONQuest 2022 was held on July 23-24, 2022, at SMX Manila. It featured booths from local crypto exchanges Coins.ph and PDAX as well as other web3 firms like BlockchainSpace, Metacrafters, MetaSports, and Axie Infinity. 


During the convention, Coins.ph CEO Wei Zhou first revealed the firm’s plans to onboard more artists and collectors into the NFT space and the upcoming launch of Coins.ph’s Game Center—which was later launched as the Coins Arcade—for the availability of play-to-earn (P2E) games on its app.


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