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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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    SXSW Gaming 2017 Rocket League 2v2


    ABOUT THIS TOURNAMENT

    Fuel up and start your engines, Rocket League is coming to the
    PC Arena at the SXSW Gaming Expo for a $5,000 open registration tournament available to only three-day Gaming wristbands, as well as SXSW badges.


    DETAILS
    RULES
    PRIZES
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    Rules

    Rules: TL:DR
    Team size: 2v2
    Bracket Type: Double Elimination
    Best of 3 bracket (Best of 5 Semi Finals and Grand Finals)

    Teams:

    • 2 players per team, NO SUBSTITUTES
    • Team Registration is allowed.
      • If you register as a single player, the tournament admins will pair you with another single player, if there is one available. There are no guarantees of the relative skill level when pairing single players.

    • You must play with the same partner for the entire tournament. If one player does not show up, the team that can not field a full roster must forfeit.


    Brackets:

    • 2 Brackets: Upper and Lower bracket
      • Every team will start in the Upper Bracket. If a team loses a match in upper bracket, they will fall into the lower bracket. If a team loses in lower bracket, they are eliminated from the tournament.

    • The winner of the lower bracket will play the winner of the upper bracket in grand finals. The lower bracket team must win two Best of 5 series, aka bracket reset, to win the tournament.
    • Matches will be a best of 3 series, first team to win 2 games will advance. Semi-Finals and Grand Finals will be a best of 5 series.
    • The team on the upper position will be the host of the game, and decide the lobby information. The host will be responsible for creating the lobby name and password, as well as distributing the information to their opponents. The Host must create the match using the settings described below.


    Game Settings:

    • Team Size: 2v2
    • Bot Difficulty: No Bots
    • Mutators: None
    • Match Time: 5 minutes
    • Joinable by: Name/Password
    • Platform: Steam
    • Default Arena: DFH Stadium
      • Teams may also play on any of the following areas: DFH Stadium (Stormy) Mannfield, Mannfield (Stormy), Urban Central, Urban Central (Dawn), Urban Central (Night), Utopia Coliseum, Utopia Coliseum (Dusk), Utopia Coliseum (Snowy).

    • Colors - Teams will always use default colors (Blue and Orange)
    • Team Names: Default or team names from battlefy.


    Match Reporting:

    • Once a team has completed their series, each team will send a representative to report scores to the tournament admins.
    • Taking a screenshot (F12) of the results screen or replay of the Match is strongly recommended in case of disputed results. If a Team disputes a Match claiming a win and submits proof of their claim, the other Team must submit proof of their claim to avoid an automatic forfeit of the Match.


    Disconnects and Technical Difficulties

    • Stoppage of Play: Tournament Organizers may halt a Game or Match at any time and for any reason. In the event of a stoppage of play, Players must remain at their devices and may not communicate with other Players until the Game or Match is resumed.
    • Player Disconnects: If a player disconnects from the match in the first minute of the game, the match will be restarted regardless of score.
      • The tournament admins reserve the right to restart any match due to exceptional circumstances, such as computer malfunction, significant glitches that affects a player’s ability to play, or the match was disrupted by unforeseen circumstances.
      • In the event that a player disconnects after the 1st minute of gameplay, teams will continue play, unless told other wise by tournament admins. The disconnected player may rejoin the game that the disconnect occurred.
      • If a disconnect occurs, and both teams agree to restart the match, the game may be restarted without consent from tournament admins.
      • All other cases of disconnects and disputes will be handled by the tournament admins.



    Cheating and Unsportsmanlike Conduct:

    • Any cheating, as determined by the Tournament admins in their sole discretion, will result in an immediate forfeiture and additional penalties depending on the severity of the infraction.
    • Teams and players that violate any of the code of conduct rules set by the tournament organizer are subject to the penalties decided by the tournament admins.


    Controllers

    • All standard controllers, including mouse and keyboard, are legal. Macro functions (e.g. turbo buttons) are not permitted. Wireless controllers are not permitted.


    Captains can report their team's score.


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    ESPORTS TOURNAMENT STAGE PRESENTED BY ALIENWARE AND TWITCH ESPORTS

    The Esports Tournament Stage features the latest trending esports titles with the greatest competitors in their respective scenes. Whether you’re new to the scene or a fan of seeing the highest-level competitive play in your favorite games, this stage will keep you entertained with the best non-stop action.





    Fighters Underground




    ABOUT ESPORTS TOURNAMENT STAGE

    SXSW Gaming hosts some of the greatest up-and-coming esports on the SXSW Esports Tournament Stage with the best professional players from around the world.
    This year, visit SXSW Gaming and enjoy the Fighters Underground, featuring the best competitive Street Fighter players from around the world duking it out over a massive $20,000 prize pool.
    With previous featured games including the likes League of Legends, DOTA 2, Street Fighter IV, and Smash Bros, there’s never a dull moment when the titans of esports clash at SXSW Gaming.
    SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.

    2017 Fighters Underground Competitors:

    • Momochi
    • GamerBee
    • Filipino Champ
    • Justin Wong
    • Ricki Ortiz
    • NuckleDu
    • Snake Eyez
    • Luffy
    • K-Brad
    • Phenom
    • Fourwude
    • Danke
    • Punk
    • Chris Tatarian
    • RB
    • Smug

    Esports Tournament Stage Details

    Date: Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18
    Time: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
    Location: Austin Convention Center | Ballroom A

    WATCH LIVE ON TWITCH