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Learn about the many great opportunities at SXSW Gaming – including the Gaming Awards, Pitch Competition, and Organized Play initiatives.



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 Crowds spectate a live tournament on the 2018 Gaming Expo floor - Photo by Trey Freeman

Crowds spectate a live tournament on the 2018 Gaming Expo floor - Photo by Trey Freeman

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Gaming Awards

Explore the Gaming Awards overview to learn more about categories for 2019, and browse the Past Highlights listings for winners from previous years. Entry period closes Friday, December 7!

Gamer’s Voice Awards

The Gamer’s Voice Awards, a set of Gaming Awards categories exclusive for indie game developers, offers a unique opportunity to be featured at the SXSW Gaming Expo and Gaming Awards show. Entry period closes Friday, December 7!

Organized Play

SXSW Gaming offers a host of scheduled play sessions and tournaments, ranging from top trending titles to classic fan favorites. Check back for our 2019 schedule!

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

The SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition connects gaming industry veterans directly with gaming professionals in a private atmosphere to help build great pitches for new projects. Additionally, finalists for the Pitch Competition will have the unique opportunity to pitch their games on the Discovery Stage to determine the winner for the title of “SXSW Gaming Best Pitch.” Application period for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition closes Friday, December 7!

Apply for the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition

PanelPicker

The PanelPicker, a two-step online process that takes place each summer, allows the SXSW community to have a significant voice in the programming that’s found during SXSW Gaming, SXSW, and SXSW EDU. The entry period for SXSW Gaming 2019 runs from Monday, June 25 through Friday, July 20.

Apply for the SXSW Gaming PanelPicker


SXSW Gaming 2019 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17.

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