SXSW Gaming 2019 Takes Over Austin Tomorrow!

SXSW Gaming is about to take over downtown Austin starting tomorrow, March 15th and throughout the weekend. Day one kicks off with an epic schedule of The Evolution of the Overwatch League, Halo Championship Series Invitational, Master of Games: Crafting the World of High School Esports and closing with SXSW Gaming Opening Party, presented by Blankos Block Party till 1am Friday night. The fun doesn’t stop there, SXSW Gaming will be in full gaming swing throughout Austin till Sunday’s SXSW Gaming Closing Party, presented by Alienware.

Most of the larger gaming events that include tournaments require a SXSW Gaming badge are located at the Austin Convention Center. The convention center will also be where SXSW Gaming and SXSW 2019 attendees can pick up their badges or purchase a gaming badge. Fair warning, though the Austin Convention Center isn’t the largest venue I’ve been to, it can be confusing if not from here. I suggest giving yourself a 30 minute grace period to get there AND register if not an hour.

Below is the current schedule provided by SXSW. NOTE: Wristbands will be available for pickup in Ballroom B of the Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) at 9am. Don’t forget to bring your photo ID and please keep in mind that registration will be busiest between 9am – 5pm.

  • Friday, March 15 | 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday, March 16 | 9am – 7pm
  • Sunday, March 17 | 9am – 5pm

More information on SXSW Gaming wristband pickup is available here.

SXSW 2019 Film and Music will still be going on during SXSW Gaming portion in Austin as well. If you already have a SXSW 2019 Interactive, Film or Music badge you will not need gaming wristband.

Not all SXSW 2019 and SXSW Gaming events require SXSW badges, you can check out free events on Eventbrite here:–austin/free–events/sxsw/?page=1.

There is also the SXSW Guest Pass which gets you into free events, shows, and giveaways including the SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake, SXSW Wellness Expo, SXSW Marketplace, Flatstock 69, and more! All free events will be announced through the Guest Pass email list. Below are the instructions of getting your SXSW 2019 Guest pass.

  • Go to
  • Click the “Get Your Guest Pass Now” button
  • Create your account
  • Check your email for your 2019 SXSW Guest Pass
  • Save the email or download your Guest Pass to your mobile phone via Apple Wallet or Google Pay

The official SXSW Guest Pass schedule is already posted on the SXSW Guest Pass page located here:

To view the full SXSW Gaming schedule please visit:

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