Attend SXSW Gaming

SXSW Gaming offers an endless amount of fun and entertainment in the form of exhibitions, showcases, esports tournaments, and hundreds of unique free play and special event activities.

Join us March 15-17, 2019 to experience the best in gaming culture during a festival that features a sprawling Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show, and unmatched industry programming.

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Team Queso celebrates at the Clash Royale tournament - Photo by Nolan Weinschenk

Team Queso celebrates at the Clash Royale tournament - Photo by Nolan Weinschenk

2019 Gaming Wristband Rates


How to Attend


SXSW Gaming 2019 takes place from Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17 at the Austin Convention Center, and encompasses a wide variety of content throughout the SXSW Gaming Expo, Gaming Awards, and Gaming Programming. The Gaming Expo opens at 11 am every day, closing at 6 pm Friday and Saturday and at 5 pm on Sunday.

Gaming Credentials

With a SXSW Gaming Wristband, you’ll be granted complete access to all SXSW Gaming events as well as exclusive perks such as discounted hotel rooms, complimentary swag bags and access to incredible special events.

SXSW Gaming is open for attendance to all ages, with complimentary access given to all SXSW badgeholders. The SXSW Gaming Wristband does not grant access to any SXSW Conference & Festivals events.

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Book your hotel using the link provided in your Gaming wristband confirmation email with SXSW Housing & Travel. Learn more about how to book and review our reservation policies and hotel availability here.

Wristband Pickup

Wristband pickup will be located at the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom B from March 15-17 at the following times:

Friday, March 15 | 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday, March 16 | 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday, March 17 | 9 am – 5 pm

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For further information about the 2019 SXSW Gaming Festival, explore Wristbands Terms and Conditions, RFID Policy, Code of Conduct, and FAQ.

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Enjoy a New Kind of Gaming Festival

Celebrate gaming culture at SXSW Gaming 2019 via a unique combination of exhibitions, esports tournaments, hands-on play, awards, panels, and more.

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