Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown Details Announced

Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown at SXSW Gaming 2018

While you’ll find some top pros on the SXSW Gaming Tournament Stage in our Clash Royale and Injustice 2 competitions, don’t sleep on the collegiate ranks. In the Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown, top players from the University of Texas and Texas A&M Arena of Valor teams will compete in front of SXSW Gaming attendees and viewers from around the world.

Like all esports programing on the Tournament Stage, the Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown is powered by our production partner, Next Generation Esports (NGE), and presented by our sponsors and RAZER.

In the Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown at SXSW Gaming, top players from two universities will battle as a team with their school’s pride on the line.


  • Team Name: A&M Esports
  • Affiliation: Texas A&M


  • Team Name: Longhorn Gaming
  • Affiliation: University of Texas

Arena of Valor Collegiate Showdown

  • Thursday March 15th, 12pm-2pm CST
  • If you can’t make it in person, stream it live at – only on!
  • Event is invite-only to our university team rivals
  • Longhorn Gaming vs. A&M Esports, multi-match format
  • Prize Pool: School Pride (and Razer Phones for the teams)

Be sure to purchase your SXSW Gaming Wristband today so you can show your school pride and support your favorite school! But if you can’t be there in person, tune in to our Twitch channel from 12 PM to 2 PM CST on Thursday, March 15, to watch this fierce Lone Star rivalry play out in the Arena!


Andrew McNeill

Gaming Conference Manager

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