SXSW Gaming: Day 2


The inaugural SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival is in full swing after a strong start involving thousands of geeks and gamers during Day 1!

Highlights thus far include an epic start to the Fighters Underground with lots of stunning upsets, the beginning of the Hearthstone Major and Rocket League Open, the first day of Gamer’s Voice voting, and the surprise reveal of Sonic Forces!

Looking forward to what comes next in Day 2? Take a peak at what not to miss while you visit SXSW Gaming:


Fighters Underground – Day 2
12:00pm – 8:00pm | Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A
The greatest Street Fighter V players from around the world descend on SXSW Gaming to compete for $20,000!

Gamer’s Voice Voting Continues
12:00pm – 8:00pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
Visit the Indie Corner to play and vote on showcased indie games, with awards on March 18! Also, visit the Gamer’s Voice Stage each day to learn more about all of these great games and the amazing developers behind them!

$10,000 Hearthstone Major Tournament Continues
12:00pm – 8:00pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Register today between 12:00pm–2:00pm at the GEICO Gaming booth to compete in this weekend-long tournament!

SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition
5:30pm – 8:00pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 2
Are you an gaming industry professional? Join in with your peers to watch the final rounds of the inaugural SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition as they compete for the title of Best Pitch at SXSW Gaming 2017!

The Social, Sharing, and Streaming Future of VR
2:00pm – 3:00pm | ACC, Room 6AB
Discuss the social, sharing, and streaming future of VR, and discover a new side to this trending technology.

Surviving as an Independent AAA Game Studio
12:30pm – 1:30pm | ACC, Room 5ABC
Join Psyonix, Insomniac Games, Remedy Games, and Astire as they discuss what it takes to succeed, and survive.

Texas Game Development Meet Up
5:00pm – 6:00pm | ACC, Room 4BC
Connect with your fellow game development professionals, or learn how to become one right here in Texas!

World’s First-Ever Crowd Play of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Games Series
6:30pm – 9:00pm | Paramount Theatre
Be a part of the world’s first-ever Crowd Play of the work-in-progress Episode 1 for this new, unreleased game title.

Still haven’t registered for your SXSW Gaming Wristband? Grab one today and experience all this amazing content, and much more, from March 16 – 18!

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Photo by Thomas Tischio



Estevan Aviles

Gaming Festival Programming Specialist

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