The Biggest Ever GamerFest Comes To Dublin This Weekend

The Biggest Ever GamerFest Comes To Dublin This Weekend
Luke Delaney
By Luke Delaney
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For avid gamers and lovers of all things in the gaming world, this weekend is bound to be one of the best in the calendar year. On Saturday, the biggest ever GamerFest will take place at the RDS in Dublin and Balls will be there as official sports media partners. With a stacked schedule throughout the weekend, it's destined to be one of the best yet.

For the first time ever, XBOX will be in attendance of the event and there's a range of activities and events planned.

Gamerfest full weekend schedule

Here's a full list of everything to expect at the RDS this weekend.

The latest in immersive VR technology to the convention to highlight all things eyes and ears. The Esports Grand Final of EA FC24, VALORANT, Counter Strike 2 and Rocket League will also come to the Dublin venue.

If you're someone who is keen on a career in the gaming industry, some of the top gaming companies in Ireland including Black Shamrock Studio and 2K Games will be there to help and shape your future role.

Gaming music composer Eimear Noon will also receive the GamerFest Lifetime Contribution Award.

There's a range of different zones at Gamerfest this weekend including the Play Zone, Compete Zone, Connect Zone and Discover Zone.


What is the Play Zone?

In the PLAY Zone, visitors to GamerFest can get hands on with the very latest upcoming games including EA FC24, Sonic Superstars and Mortal Kombat 1.

2K games will also be present with the latest NBA 2K24 amongst other titles and Pot Noodle will be serving up a delicious taste of Apex Legends and Rocket League. The latest VR racing experiences will also be playable with Official Network Partner eir, as well as Official Car Partner CUPRA teaming up with gravity defining Trackmania.


Curry’s will be setting the fastest F1 lap with GamerFest’s new Racing Sim Zone while cutting edge immersive VR gaming titles will be on show with Official Drinks Partners Club Loaded and Energise. The Retro Area will also allow gamers take a trip down memory lane and play the old classics on retro consoles including Mega Drive, Super Nintendo and Atari.


What is the Compete Zone?

The COMPETE Zone at GamerFest is all about esports. Check out the Grand Finals on the Live Esports Stage as Ireland’s top esports talent battle it out across a selection of titles including VALORANT, Rocket League, EA FC24 and Counter Strike 2.


Visitors to GamerFest can also take part in various casual tournaments at the event including Counter Strike 2 and EA FC24. Fans of racing can test their skills in the Curry’s Fastest Lap Challenge, competing in cutting edge sim racing rigs for prizes.

What is the Connect Zone?

A hugely important part of GamerFest is community, and the CONNECT Zone is the place to meet Ireland’s leading content creators. The Mooju Live Stage will also host a packed line-up of content for the whole weekend including gaming challenges, the Cosplay Challenge and content creator Q&As. Visitors to the event can also purchase the latest gaming equipment and merch from companies including Trust Gaming and GG Machines.


What is the Discover Zone?

For everyone that wants to learn more about gaming, the DISCOVER Zone highlights the incredible education and career opportunities that the games industry offers, with leading companies and colleges including 2K Games, Black Shamrock Studios and Pulse College in attendance.

Visitors can also check out the latest games from Ireland’s indie game developers and give their valuable thoughts and feedback. Budding PC gaming enthusiasts can also take part in workshops provided at the event showing How to Build a Gaming PC with thanks to GG Machines.In addition, gaming music composer Eimear Noone will receive the GamerFest Lifetime Contribution to Gaming Award during the weekend, to honour her incredible contribution to bringing the gaming experience to the next dimension.Founded six years ago, GamerFest has firmly established itself as a diverse, community-led gaming event for everyone with a passion for gaming, with over 25,000 visitors to date.



Balls Media are official sports media partners of GamerFest and will be speaking to Buck Eejit Games about their upcoming GAA video game that's due to be released next year.

If you want to buy tickets to the event, you can do so here.

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