The Gaming Expo brings a one-of-a-kind gaming event right to the heart of SXSW.
The focus on hands-on experiences and interactivity gives attendees the chance to discover the latest titles, play alongside old friends and compete with old rivals, expand their social and professional networks, and find inspiration and insight from special events.
Explore the list of Exhibitors for SXSW 2020 below as well as in the SXSW GO app under the Exhibitions menu.
Gaming Expo Presented By BANDAI NAMCO Research Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Research Inc’s mission is pursuing new technology to inspire revolutionary entertainment to enrich the world. We research various advanced technologies and use those technologies in entertainment fields in order to create valuable new products, new services, and new business opportunities.
Gaming Expo Supported By JBL QUANTUM, Zenni, and Greenlit
The Discovery Stage Presented by Gamemaster is home to the latest reveals, exciting new ideas, and fan-favorite personalities in gaming! With an established pedigree of insightful talks from gaming gurus and cultural figures, this is where you’ll find a deeper exploration of gaming phenomena.
Antstream Arcade Bunker
The arcade is the very foundation of gaming history and culture, and the Gaming Expo brings it to you every year with its very own arcade area. With dozens of the finest classic arcade cabinets, and several newly-fitted rigs featuring the latest games, the Antstream Arcade Bunker brings the rich gaming history of the arcade back to life for thousands of gamers to enjoy.
Gamer’s Voice Award Presented by JBL QUANTUM
The Gamer’s Voice Award Presented by JBL QUANTUM began in 2013 as a way to bring the best in indie game development to the world’s stage at SXSW. Now in its seventh year, the Gamer’s Voice Award has grown to become a massively impactful experience for indie developers and teams throughout the gaming industry. With past successes including titles such as Astroneer, SUPERHOT, Gang Beasts, and Owlboy, this award has become a great opportunity to facilitate growth in both budding and completed indie projects. Gaming Expo attendees discover the nominees in our Indie Corner, then select the winner by voting for their favorite title.
HyperX Esports Lounge Powered by Shacknews
The HyperX Esports Lounge Powered by Shacknews offers over 100 gaming stations for attendees to come in and casually play a wide variety of games. In addition, hourly tournaments with live commentary will allow anyone to feel like they’re competing with the pros. Head on over for casual gaming fun, or participate in tournaments to win prizes!
Whether you’re a tabletop fanatic or just looking to explore the magic of board and card games, the Tabletop Experience at the SXSW Gaming Expo will satisfy your need to conquer the board. Here you’ll find the latest arrivals and cherished classics in our game library — plus regular competitions and tournaments for all comers.
Your SXSW Gaming Expo Wristband doesn’t just get you into the Expo itself — you’ll be able to access parties, film screenings, and more.
SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony
Get your 3-Day wristband early and join us for our annual celebration of the very best in gaming. The SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony will be held in the JW Marriott from 8:00pm, Sunday, 15 March, and is open to holders of 3-Day wristbands as well as registrants with SXSW badges. Buy your wristband online and collect it at the Registration desk in Exhibit Hall 1 of the Austin Convention Center between 2:00pm-8:00pm on Sunday, March 15 to join us and hosts Wil Wheaton and Janina Gavankar to honor this year’s best titles, be the first to experience exclusive reveals and enjoy entertainment from our special guests.
Film Screenings — Insert Coin and Console Wars
Take a deeper look into two aspects of the most pivotal era in gaming with free entry to two film screenings at the ZACH Theatre, just a short distance from the Palmer Events Center, on Friday, March 20. From 11:00am, Insert Coin documents the arcade revolution of the 1990s and the provocateurs and visionaries at Midway who made it possible, and the 8:15pm screening of Console Wars goes behind the scenes of the greatest video game battle of all time — Mario vs. Sonic.
eMLS Cup presented by Coca-Cola and PlayStation
Get expedited entry to the eMLS Cup from 6:00pm-10:30pm on Saturday, March 21, where top competitors representing Major League Soccer teams from across the country will battle it out to hoist the eMLS Cup.
And More To Come
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