Esports Tournament Stage

The Esports Tournament Stage features trending esports titles with the greatest competitors in their respective scenes. Whether you’re new to the scene or a fan of seeing the highest-level competitive play in your favorite games, this stage will keep you entertained with the best non-stop action.

Esports Tournament Stage

SXSW Gaming Esports Tournament Stage - Photo courtesy of Twitch

About Esports Tournament Stage


SXSW Gaming hosts some of the greatest up-and-coming esports on the SXSW Esports Tournament Stage with the best professional players from around the world. In fact, games such as Starcraft II, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Street Fighter V have all made an appearance on this prestigious stage.

In 2017, SXSW Gaming welcomed the best competitors from around the world for the Fighters Underground, featuring a massive $20,000 prize pool.

2017 Fighters Underground Results

1st Place: Smug
2nd Place: NuckleDu
3rd Place: Luffy
4th Place: RB

2017 Fighters Underground Competitors:

• Momochi
• GamerBee
• Filipino Champ
• Justin Wong
• Ricki Ortiz
• NuckleDu
• Snake Eyez
• Luffy
• K-Brad
• Phenom
• Fourwude
• Danke
• Punk
• Chris Tatarian
• RB
• Smug

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SXSW Gaming 2018 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 15 – Saturday, March 17.


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Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 46,000 attendees in 2017, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2018 today!

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2018 SXSW Gaming PanelPicker®

The SXSW Gaming PanelPicker process takes place from Monday, June 26 – Friday, July 21. Enter your unique ideas for sessions, panels, meet ups, and more for your chance to be an integral part of SXSW Gaming 2018.

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