South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) has announced that Brendan Greene, aka PLAYERUNKNOWN, will be a featured speaker at SXSW Gaming 2018. Greene is the Creative Director behind the 2017 phenomenon PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, which has sold more than 20 million copies since its launch on Steam Early Access in March 2017.

Founder and chairman of Fnatic, Sam Mathews, and Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn, also join the stellar lineup of Featured Speakers at SXSW Gaming that includes esports luminaries Christina Alejandre (ELEAGUE), Steve Arhancet (Team Liquid), Brendan Donohue (NBA 2K League), Nate Nanzer (Overwatch League), and Pete Vlastelica (Major League Gaming).

SXSW Gaming announced that it will be working with Next Generation Esports (NGE) to bring some of the most competitive gaming titles to this year’s Tournament Stage. If analog is more your thing, Cascade Games will have you covered with the Tabletop Experience. During the Tabletop Experience, you can test your might against some of the best Star Wars: Destiny players in The Star Wars: Destiny Galactic Qualifiers. Stay tuned to the SXSW Gaming website for more information on how to sign up.

Attention Game Developers: 

The entry deadline for the SXSW Gaming Awards is Friday, December 8. Highlighting the best of the gaming industry in over 24 unique categories, enter your game for a chance to receive world-class recognition from thousands of gaming fans and industry pros at the SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony.

The Gamer’s Voice Awards recognize the best in independent game development, open exclusively to indie titles and teams. Enter the SXSW Gamer’s Voice Awards for the opportunity to be nominated and receive a complimentary booth on the Gaming Expo floor.

Want to host a tournament featuring your favorite video game or tabletop adventure this March? Apply to the Organized Play program at SXSW Gaming. Bring your unique game idea or ongoing project to the SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition. The deadline to participate is Friday, December 8, so make your play today.

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