Each year we at SXSW Gaming task ourselves with creating a unique event for gamers where they can play, engage with, and learn about the games they love and the people and companies behind them. Just like our attendees, games are our passion and we strive every year to create the type of event that we would want to attend.

We felt like 2018 was the best representation of that goal yet. We hosted the best-ever PC Arena and incredible competitions on the Gaming Expo floor. The Tournament Stage featured some of the most unique esports tournaments we’ve ever had, including the Clash Royale Super Magical Cup. Our conference programming — featuring speakers like Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer, PUBG creator Brendan Greene, NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue, Echo Fox owner Rick Fox and more — was more popular than ever. And we capped off the weekend with a wonderful Gaming Awards Ceremony honoring an incredible year of games.

With all of that in our rear-view mirror, we’re already hard at work on SXSW Gaming 2019 and we’ve got some exciting things planned. Mark your calendars now, because we’re happy to announce that the dates for SXSW Gaming 2019 will be Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 17. Expect three days chock-full of the greatest games of the current generation and amazing new releases.