We’re only into the first few weeks of Fall and there’s only one thing on our mind: SXSW Gaming 2019! We’re currently hard at work making sure that 2019 will be the definitive edition – to keep up on what we’re doing to make this happen subscribe to our newsletter or check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.
Whether you’re a starting character or a grizzled SXSW Gaming veteran, join us at the Austin Convention Center this March 15–17 to experience a unique blend of new games, classic favorites, tournaments, talks, events, gaming gurus and internet heroes in a three-day celebration of gaming culture. If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video from last year’s event to get a taste of what’s to come, read on below to find out why SXSW Gaming is the place to be this March.
This Festival Is For You
The Gaming Expo is the hub of gaming culture at SXSW. If you’ve been playing since Pong, you’re eagerly playing Season 6 of Fortnite, or you want to make the next Fortnite — SXSW Gaming has your back. You’ll check out the latest titles, dive into the indie scene, win tournaments, experience cutting-edge VR technology, explore the world of tabletop gaming, and much more. The fellow gamers and professionals you’ll meet will expand your network or fill your jungler slot — maybe both. Conference sessions will give you insight into the future of game development and culture, or give you take-home lessons on how top esports athletes build and maintain their edge. Whatever your interests are, you’ll discover something new.
Access to Exclusive Events
SXSW is known for its FOMO-inducing events, and we make sure that SXSW Gaming is no different. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to do:
- Witness top pros demonstrate their skills on the Tournament Stage, or test your own might in open qualifiers for your own shot at the limelight.
- Vote for your favorite indie game in the Gamer’s Voice Awards, then see them honored alongside the best AAA titles of the year at the prestigious SXSW Gaming Awards.
- Be the first to see exclusive reveals and announcements on the SXSW Gaming Discovery Stage, with in-depth Q&As and meet-and-greets with the creators themselves.
- Get inspired by the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition, check out the Cosplay contest, discover the next top streamers in the Streamery, get into giveaways, shop for merch and more!
3-Day Wristbands On Sale!
If this sounds like your kind of weekend, what are you waiting for? 3-Day wristbands are now available at the early bird rate of $39 — a $10 saving on the walk-up rate in March! While you’re at it, make sure to book your lodging with SXSW Housing to get some great rates on hotels within walking distance of the Austin Convention Center!
See ya in March!
SXSW Gaming 2019 Tournament Stage – Photo by Ann Alva Wieding