GamerFest, Ireland’s largest gaming and esports festival, returns to the RDS, Dublin on October 22ndn.d & 23rd. The epic weekend celebration of gaming entertainment will include the latest games, VR games, eSports and gaming challenges, a host of special guests including top creators on Twitch and YouTube, and a variety of live stage content.
Organizers have also announced an exciting new partnership with Lucozade, 2022 title sponsor of GamerFest, who will make a big appearance at the event and support a wide range of gaming activations throughout the weekend.
Since its inception in 2017, GamerFest has established itself as a diverse, community-led gaming event for anyone with a passion for gaming, whether casual gaming with friends or those participating in competitive eSports tournaments, game development and design, or content creation.
In recent years, GamerFest has become a hub for content creator talent in Ireland, with a host of special guests from YouTube and Twitch set to attend the October event. Content creators confirmed so far include Antitinkerbell, Jamie Jay Car, The Gara Show, Audrey and event hosts All Cast Irish Gamers with more special guest announcements coming soon.
Fans of esports will witness a packed line-up of competitive activities on the GamerFest Main Stage including an official partnership with Ubisoft and the launch of the GamerFest Rainbow Six Siege Ireland Open. This tournament offers an incredible opportunity for Irish teams to qualify for the UK Ireland Nationals (UKIN) and ultimately gain a professional place in the Rainbow Six Northern Premier League.
Organizers have also confirmed a ground-breaking partnership with Legion Collegiate Esports, Ireland’s dedicated third-level student esports league in Ireland, which will see some of the best student esports talent in the country go head to head across a range of titles including Rocket League, Apex Legends and FIFA.
Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to get hands-on with HADO, the very latest in Augmented Reality (AR) gaming, where players battle with virtual energy balls and shields on a real course. HADO will also launch the first ever Irish HADO Championship at GamerFest where the winning team will represent Ireland at the upcoming HADO EC in France.
The wide range of gaming entertainment offered at GamerFest includes:
- The latest titles, VR games and technology
- A showcase of the best in Irish gaming content creators with a new ‘Creator Zone’ giving visitors the chance to meet their favorite creators on Twitch and YouTube
- An exhibition hall and marketplace to get the latest gaming gear and equipment
- A host of eSports tournaments featured on the GamerFest Main Stage
- A range of special guest performances and Meet + Greet opportunities
GamerFest CEO Stuart Dempsey says:
“Just like our visitors, the team behind GamerFest are gamers. Ever since our first event five years ago, we’ve kept an absolute focus on one thing – the gaming community. Community guides us in everything we do, ensuring we have the best games, content , special guests and entertainment available at all our events.”
“Like all live events, it’s been incredibly tough not seeing our community since 2020 during the Covid pandemic. So we’re incredibly excited about that see the anticipation for the return of GamerFest this year. It will be wonderful to see people come together in person and celebrate all things gaming, bringing to life all the incredible friendships and relationships that have developed online over the last few years.”