Tournament Stage to Feature Arena of Valor and Clash Royale

Arena of Valor, AoV esports competition

SXSW Gaming has been home to some of the fiercest esports competitions over the years and 2018 doubles down on that trend as we’re excited to announce that Arena of Valor and Clash Royale will make their first appearances on the prestigious SXSW Gaming Tournament Stage. Featuring some of the best AoV and Clash players in the world, the Tournament Stage will be home to the most exciting and emotional moments at SXSW Gaming.

Arena of Valor is a competitive 5v5 MOBA experience perfected for mobile, featuring turbocharged teamfights in quick 10-15 minute matches. A variety of champions fit any play style, making the game easy to pick up and play while still providing depth and complexity. Those who have mastered it will be in the spotlight at SXSW Gaming as they battle for the top prize on the Tournament Stage.

Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer mobile game from Supercell featuring characters from the company’s hit mobile game, Clash of Clans, and a number of new characters in the Royale family. Players collect and upgrade dozens of cards with Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Players must lead the Royale family to victory by knocking the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena.

Stay tuned to the online schedule for more details on both of these incredible tournaments and to our social channels for additional competitions on the Tournament Stage. A single day or three-day SXSW Gaming Wristband, or a SXSW badge, is required to attend the Tournament Stage, so purchase your wristband today!

In addition to great programming on the Tournament Stage, we’re excited to announce that SXSW Gaming Featured Speaker Jordan ‘n0thing’ Gilbert will be will be part of the first-ever DBLTAP Fan Squad Experience at SXSW Gaming. Gilbert will be taking to the PC Arena at SXSW Gaming to compete with fans and attendees. Stay tuned to the online schedule and the SXSW Gaming social channels for when this event will take place.

Lastly, the pros are the only ones getting their game on at SXSW Gaming: there are tons of tournaments and play sessions at SXSW Gaming, so check out the online schedule for all of the great competitions in the PC Arena, Arcade Bunker and Tabletop Experience!

The Tournament Stage, SXSW Gaming Sessions, and the SXSW Gaming Expo are open to SXSW badges and SXSW Gaming Wristbands. Be sure to purchase your wristband today and don’t miss out on a moment of the action at SXSW Gaming.


Andrew McNeill

Gaming Conference Manager

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