Get to Know Gaming Awards Hosts Xavier Woods and OMGitsfirefoxx

Xavier Woods and OMGitsfirefoxx

The SXSW Gaming Awards, hosted by none other than WWE® Superstar Xavier Woods® and Twitch icon OMGitsfirefoxx, will take place on Saturday, March 18 at the Hilton Austin Downtown, and will be available to all Saturday and three-day Gaming wristbands, as well as SXSW badges.

With previous Gaming Awards hosts including the likes of Markiplier, iJustine, Jacksepticeye, and SMOSH, each ceremony has been nothing short of extraordinary.

But what exactly are the stories behind these extraordinary hosts each year? How did they end up at SXSW Gaming?

This year, enjoy these exclusive interviews and get to know Xavier Woods and OMGitsfirefoxx before they take the stage at the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards!

Xavier Woods

WWE Superstar Xavier Woods is a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion alongside fellow New Day members Big E and Kofi Kingston. An avid gamer, Woods is also the host of his own YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown, where he’s known by his gamer tag Austin Creed. The channel, which has secured nearly 1 million subscribers since launching last June, is the home to popular shows like Gamer Gauntlet and Superstar Savepoint, and continues to be a must-watch channel for gamers around the world.


OMGitsfirefoxx, the self-proclaimed “full-time dragon slayer, part-time sniper,” aka Sonja Reid, holds the Guinness World Record as the most popular female broadcaster, boasting just under 800,000 followers on Twitch.

SXSW Gaming Awards presented by IGN and Imaginary Forces
March 18 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
6th Floor, Hilton Austin Downtown
Access: All Badges (Platinum, Interactive, Film, Music) and Gaming Wristband
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Media material courtesy of WWE and OMGitsfirefoxx

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The 2017 SXSW Gaming schedule of events is now live! With dozens of new experiences to enjoy each year, browse our latest lineup and keep up-to-date with the newest additions as we get closer to the main event.


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Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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