Gotta Go Fast into SXSW Gaming Day 2!

Featured Speaker Delane Parnell with Peter Pham at SXSW Gaming 2019

We hope you’re ready for day two of SXSW Gaming!

If you haven’t already make sure to pick up your Gaming Wristband in Ballroom B of the Austin Convention Center. Pick up times will be busiest from 9am to 5pm, so make sure to get here with plenty of time!

The Halo Championship Series Invitational continues to rock the Tournament Stage in Ballroom A, Featured Speakers will share their wisdom on the esports industry (and its takeover of mainstream entertainment), and programming on the Discovery Stage will dive deep into fan-centric panels, reveals, and announcements.

The SXSW Gaming Awards recognize titles, teams, and individuals from across the gaming industry – make sure you’re in the crowd when the ceremony kicks off at 7pm in Salon H of the Hilton Downtown Austin across from the Austin Convention Center.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

TOURNAMENTS:

Overwatch Tournament, presented by Nighthawk Pro Gaming
11am – 4pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
16-Player Halo Big Team Battle Bonanza
12pm – 1:45pm | Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A
Halo Championship Series Invitational 4v4 Tournament
12pm – 5pm | Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
12pm – 5pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Dragon Ball FighterZ Tournament
1pm – 5pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Killer Queen Tournament
1pm – 4pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Fortnite 2v2 Tournament, presented by Nighthawk Pro Gaming
3pm – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Sonic Mania: Time Trials Championships
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Mortal Kombat II Tournament
4pm – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Snip3down vs Lethul Halo Rivals Show Match
6:15pm – 7pm | Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A

SESSIONS:

How High School Esports Lead to Thriving Industry
11am – 12pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
Diversity in Video Games: Hard Talk for Change
11am – 12pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8C
New Sports: The Future of the Competitive Gaming Entertainment Goldrush
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
The Life of an Austin Indie Game Developer
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8C
Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel
1pm – 2pm | Austin Convention Center, Discovery Stage
Building Successful Partnerships in Esports with Naz Aletaha
2pm – 3pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
Capturing the Game: Storytelling in Esports
2pm – 3pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 9AB
Funimation Presents A Look at Anime and Gaming
2:30pm – 3:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Discovery Stage
The Technical Art of BioWare’s Anthem
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8C
Traditional Sport Influence and Investment in Esports
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB
Inside the Franchise: Dissecting Pro League of Legends
5pm – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB

DON’T MISS

Southwest Showdown with the Houston Outlaws
11am – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 1
Don’t Get Got! SXSW Gaming Edition
11am – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
SXSW Gaming Discord Community Meet Up
11am – 12pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8AB
Game with HungryBox from Team Liquid, presented by Alienware
3pm – 4pm | The Sunset Room
Global Tech Toy and Games Meet Up
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8AB
SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition Finals
4pm – 5pm | Austin Convention Center, Discovery Stage
Going Viral: The Memer’s Meet Up
5pm – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Room 8AB
SXSW Gaming Expo Happy Hour
5pm – 6pm | Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
SXSW Gaming Awards
7pm – 9pm | Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H

Wristband Pickup Location & Hours:

Wristbands will be available for pickup in Ballroom B of the Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) at 9am. Don’t forget to bring your photo ID and please keep in mind that registration will be busiest between 9am – 5pm.

Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B
Saturday, March 16 | 9am – 7pm
Sunday, March 17 | 9am – 5pm

More information on wristband pickup is available here.

SXSW Gaming Attendee Services Hub

Whether you are a seasoned SXSW veteran or first-timer, make sure to check out our SXSW Gaming Attendee Services Hub to help you prepare for the adventure ahead! For the 2019 season, we’ve made some changes in policies and developed a suite of tools to help you navigate and access the festival. Make sure to check out the services hub here!

The Official Stream Schedule

Can’t make it to SXSW Gaming 2019? No problem!
Tune in each day of the event to watch a live stream of the SXSW Gaming Awards, sessions on the Discovery Stage, the Halo Championship Series Invitational put on a show unlike anything they’ve done before, and daily tournaments from the PC Arena! Curb your SXSW Gaming FOMO and check out the schedule here.


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