Tournament Stage

The Tournament Stage features both premiere and up-and-coming esports titles with the greatest competitors found throughout the world, all in the heart of SXSW Gaming.

Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown, SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Debra Reyes

Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown, SXSW Gaming 2018 - Photo by Debra Reyes

About Tournament Stage


SXSW Gaming hosts both premiere and the greatest up-and-coming esports on the Tournament Stage for tens of thousands of gamers to enjoy annually. Games that have previously made an appearance on this prestigious stage include Starcraft II, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter V, Arena of Valor, Injustice 2, and Clash Royale.

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

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Equipment Sponsorships

Integrate your brand in this premiere SXSW Gaming experience through a variety of unique equipment opportunities. Inquire today about both our online and offline branded packages for each of the unique esports tournaments that occur throughout SXSW Gaming.


The Tournament Stage is a prime opportunity to feature your game on a stage that draws in tens of thousands of gamers in both an intimate live experience as well as a stellar online broadcast. Whether it’s a game with an established esports pedigree, or one that looks to break into the industry and carve out its own scene, SXSW Gaming is your best destination for high impact tournaments.

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Exhibit at SXSW Gaming

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 55,000 attendees in 2018, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2019 today!

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Enter for the Gamer’s Voice Awards

The Gamer’s Voice Awards recognize the best in indie game development, and is exclusively available to indie game titles and teams. Nominated Gamer’s Voice titles will be given the opportunity to showcase on the Gaming Expo floor–free of charge–in addition to their nomination. Apply from Monday, June 25 – Friday, December 7.

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