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    OPEN PLAY AREAS

    SXSW Gaming hosts an array of open play experiences for its attendees. From our PC Arena that hosts hundreds of the latest cutting-edge PCs, laptops, and other gaming devices, to our Arcade Bunker, which brings back the greatest cabinets of all time, there’s never a shortage of new and fun things to do.





    2016 SXSW PC Arena – Photo by Lauren Lindley




    ABOUT OPEN PLAY AREAS

    The Open Play Areas facilitate both casual and organized play across a variety of platforms and games. These areas include the PC Arena, Arcade Bunker, and Mobile Gaming Dome, with each specializing in its own flavor of gaming. What will you experience this year at the Open Play Areas in the Gaming Expo?
    SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.

    Contact Us to Exhibit

    PARTICIPATE

    Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

    Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now in limited supplies.
    LEARN MORE

    Contact Us to Exhibit

    Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With a record-setting attendance of over 76,000 attendees in 2016, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at SXSW Gaming Expo today!
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    PC ARENA PRESENTED BY LOGITECH AND ROCKET LEAGUE

    Powered by DreamHack and MSI Gaming. Want to learn what it’s like to play your favorite games on the best computers around? Then join us in the PC Arena to compete, try out, and enjoy all your favorite titles with your friends and fellow gamers at SXSW Gaming!
    With daily tournaments, tons of prizes, and a welcoming environment for both new and veteran gamers, the PC Arena will offer you hours of great entertainment.
    Highlighted games for this year’s event include CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, DOTA 2, League of Legends, and Rocket League. And, with many more games to experience live at SXSW Gaming, the PC Arena is a must-see destination for all gamers.

    Tournaments


    Rocket League

    Details: 2v2 | Bo3 Matches, Bo5 Semis & Finals | Double Elimination
    Prizes: $5,000 Prize Pool
    Dates: Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17
    FULL DETAILS

    CS:GO

    Details: 5v5 | Bo1 Matches, Bo3 Semis & Finals | Double Elimination
    Prizes: TBA
    Dates: Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18
    FULL DETAILS

    League of Legends

    Details: 5v5 | Bo1 | Single Elimination
    Prizes: TBA
    Date: Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18
    FULL DETAILS
    More tournaments and events are TBA.

    Community

    Twitch
    Watch all the action for each daily tournament live on Twitch.tv.

    Steam
    Connect with fellow gamers at SXSW Gaming, as well as throughout the year on the official SXSW Gaming Steam Community Group.
    Add the PC Arena to your schedule for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


    ARCADE BUNKER

    Powered by Arcades4Homes. The arcade is one of, if not the most, important parts of gaming history and culture.
    We all remember a time when we competed for quarters, challenged our friends to pride and glory on Donkey Kong, or tossed our first shoryuken for a victory. So why let those memories live in the past?
    With dozens of the finest classic arcade cabinets and several newly-fitted rigs featuring the latest games, you can relive and cherish the history and impact that the arcade has had for gamers across the world.


    MOBILE GAMING DOME

    Powered by The Slurred Nerd and NVIDIA. The Mobile Gaming Dome mimics the PC Arena in format, but is exclusive to mobile gaming only. With the latest tablets and mobile phone devices capable of running the most intensive mobile games, check out what you can play and take home on your handheld device today!
    With daily tournaments, tons of prizes, and an inclusive environment for gamers of all skill levels, you’ll always find a fun time at the Mobile Gaming Dome.

    Tournaments


    Vainglory

    Registration: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Tournament Begins: 2:00pm
    Date: Thursday, March 16
    Prizes: TBA

    World of Tanks Blitz

    Registration: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Tournament Begins: 6:00pm
    Date: Thursday, March 16
    Prizes: TBA

    Critical Ops

    Registration: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Tournament Begins: 2:00pm
    Date: Friday, March 17
    Prizes: TBA

    Clash Royale

    Registration: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Tournament Begins: 6:00pm
    Date: Friday, March 17
    Prizes: TBA

    Hearthstone

    Registration: 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Tournament Begins: 2:00pm
    Date: Saturday, March 18
    Prizes: TBA


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    2017 EXHIBITORS



    ESPORTS TOURNAMENT STAGE



    TABLETOP EXPERIENCE



    INDIE CORNER & GAMER’S VOICE STAGE



    STUDENT SHOWCASE