The popular esports and pop-culture event CONQuest will be making its return for next year, revealed in an interview on Saturday.
Ariane Lim, the co-founder and chief operating officer of the campus gaming organization AcadArena, has confirmed the news to Paolo Barcelon in an interview on Radyo Pilipinas 2’s Press Start Pilipinas, noting that its currently on its “planning” stage.
When asked about the location of the upcoming event, Lim says “Kung saan siya, well secret muna.” (Regarding where [the event will be held], it’s a secret.)
She also said that there are “plans to expand” CONQuest in other parts of the country, noting that the event has its roots in Iloilo City.
According to AcadArena’s website, CONQuest first started as a high-school project in 2017, where it was held at a local event place in Iloilo City for two years and attended by around 2,000 people.
After the formation of AcadArena in 2019, which is now composed of several student leaders across the country, the event has expanded to the Iloilo Convention Center and attended by over 8,000 attendees.
Last July, AcadArena recently hold the very first CONQuest event in Manila, which featured the organization’s Alliance Games Finals, where different schools battle out on different esports competitions, as well as technology showcase and community panels.
The event had also featured several personalities, including content creators Hydae, LilyPichu and Michael Reeves, voice actors Anne Yatco, Ratana and Christian Banas, and Vtubers Bao and Senz, among others.
It also featured several local talents and personalities, as well other activities like classic console play areas and cosplay competitions.
You may check out our Event Recap video on CONQuest 2022 below: