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Things to Keep in Mind When Attending Gaming Events
Asia is so economically diverse that gaming and eSports events can range from high-profile, star-studded eSports fiestas to small gatherings in one corner of a gaming studio. Regardless of your location or how long you’ve been attending conventions and events, there are certain things you should never forget. Specifically, to not be stale and to think about others at the event.
Essential Things to Remember in Gaming Events
Find out when it will happen
You can’t afford to attend every day of the event. There’s no reason to miss out on the best. Even if the event organizer doesn’t have one, they usually have a list of activities. You can determine which day is the best based on what games you want to see and whom you would like to meet. You can also see the event schedule to know when you should leave for lunch or snacks.
Find out more about the event.
It doesn’t necessarily mean it will feature eSports teams or matches just because it says eSports. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a good idea for cosplay to attend a mall event. It may not have the game you are looking for, but it does have games. You can avoid disappointment by asking questions and looking up the event’s details.
Comfortable clothes are recommended
It’s not a good idea to dress up, get your hair done, and wear five-inch heels if there’s no cosplay segment. Gaming events can be crowded. Some even require people to sit down. It can be challenging to navigate these events due to the large crowd. You might want to reconsider your decision next time you feel tempted to wear a tiny, glittering tube dress with six-inch heels and stockings to a gaming event.
Be mindful of your props
Please be careful with your costumes and props if participating in a cosplay event. This is especially true for costumes that have large armor or weapons. I’ve almost been hit with long wooden wings and swords. The cosplayer believed it was everyone’s responsibility to keep out of their way. While we monitor where we are going, you must also know where your props are thrown.
Try new games
Trying new games is not a crime even if you go to an event to see a match or meet a particular personality. You never know when you might stumble upon a fantastic game that you didn’t know existed. On a side note, you should also bring a wireless gaming headset; we never know; you might stumble upon a great video game, and playing it with excellent audio will surely be fun.
Take care, or you will be mauled
This is especially true if you are attending an event in the Philippines. People will do anything to get baller bands, shirts, or lanyards in the air. They’ll jump for them and tackle them. If you don’t want to get involved in the riot or are afraid of getting hurt, it is best to make your way to safety as soon as you see the host offering something to the crowd.
Do not be an immature, rude, or uncivilized prick
These people think it’s okay to harass booth babes, catcall them, make fun of staff, treat them like servants, and have a little bitch fit for no reason. You should not leave empty cups and candy wrappers all over the place (or anywhere else, for that matter). It’s not cool.
Esports and gaming events allow us to have fun and meet other gamers. Though sometimes things don’t go according to plan, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time. Keep in mind that when attending these events, you should be on your best behavior to be out of trouble.