Gaming Expo

March 15–17. Drawing in developers, manufacturers, and fans from all facets of the gaming community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter of gaming culture at SXSW. Here is where you’ll find the Esports Tournament Stage, Indie Corner, Tabletop Experience, PC Arena, Arcade Bunker, and much more.

Gaming Expo

2017 SXSW Gaming Expo - Photo by Michael Caufield

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SXSW Gaming brings together the gaming industry into one chaotically fun experience that only the legendary SXSW can provide. It’s a unique combination of all things geek, nerd, and gaming that takes place in an environment where creativity thrives.

Unlike similar gaming conventions and festivals, SXSW Gaming is positioned at the nexus of the converging Interactive, Film and Music Festivals that are found exclusively at SXSW. With the SXSW Gaming Awards, daytime sessions, a bustling gaming expo, rocking parties and exceptional demos, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and fans quite like SXSW Gaming.

Esports Tournament Stage

The Esports Tournament Stage is home to the best esports competitions at SXSW Gaming. Whether you’re new to the scene or a fan of seeing the highest-level competitive play, this stage will keep you entertained with the best non-stop action.

Tabletop Experience

Whether you’re a tabletop fanatic or just looking for a new game, the Tabletop Experience will satisfy your need to conquer the board. Here you’ll find the latest arrivals, as well as long-time classics, within an exclusive library of over a hundred unique games.

Indie Corner

The greatest indie games from around the world are featured each year in the Indie Corner to compete for the SXSW Gamer’s Voice award. This crowd-voted award is dedicated to indie developers and teams, and is part of the SXSW Gaming Awards.

Open Play Areas

The Open Play Areas, which is comprised of the PC Arena, Arcade Bunker, and Mobile Gaming Dome, are home to both the latest and most classic games of all time. Whether you’re a fan of PC gaming, mobile tablets, or reliving the arcade experience, you won’t want to miss out on all the additional content found in these areas.

Student Showcase

The Student Showcase features the best in student projects from the most prestigious programs found around the world.

Pitch Competition presented by Streamline Studios

The Pitch Competition connects gaming industry veterans directly with independent game developers in a private atmosphere to help build great pitches for new projects.

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Join us in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from March 16-18 for SXSW Gaming 2017.

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