Tournament Stage

The 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.

Tournament Stage

Esports Tournament Stage, SXSW Gaming 2017 - Photo courtesy of Twitch

About Tournament Stage


SXSW Gaming hosts some of the greatest up-and-coming esports on the 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.

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Tournament Stage

The Tournament Stage is the flagship esports arena for the SXSW Gaming Expo. Several up-and-coming titles have held world-class exhibitions on this stage throughout the years, including League of Legends, DOTA 2, and Street Fighter. If you’re looking for the right venue to take esports to the next level during SXSW, then look no further than this premiere destination for thousands of SXSW attendees.


Esports aren’t just limited to the Tournament Stage. In fact, SXSW Gaming curates a variety of tournaments throughout the Gaming Expo. Whether your game is seasoned or just breaking into the scene, there are dozens of opportunities to host spectacular tournaments featuring your game. Learn more about how to get involved with the esports scene at SXSW today!

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


Attend SXSW Gaming 2018

Join us March 15-17 to experience the best in gaming culture featuring a sprawling Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show, unmatched industry programming and more. Get your official SXSW Gaming Wristband today!

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Contact Us to Exhibit

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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2017 Fighters Underground


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


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


• 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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