Esports & Competitive Gaming

Ireland's Best

Whether it’s throwing fireballs, deactivating bombs or summoning rifts, GXI’s roots are in competitive gaming. We want to give you the opportunity to fight your opponents in the best conditions possible!
Tournaments will be taking place all weekend in our custom made competitive zone. Join us to find all the fan favourites- as well as some surprise new comers!

Get ready for the next battle.

Top Spec - Latest Tech

Our PC & Console gaming zones will be kitted out with the latest peripherals and in addition to our tournaments, there will be casual and impromptu skirmish games happening throughout both days. Take advantage of trying out ZOWIE's 240Hz that the professional gamers use to compete!

Retro Competitions & Prizes

GXI will be holding retro gaming competitions and giving spot prizes on the day. We have retro consoles from the 70's 80's and 90's as well as a mix of slightly new ones for free play and tournaments. This is an event not to be missed.

Scheduled Tournaments:
Street Fighter II Turbo on the SNES
Tekken 3 on PS1
Mario Kart 64 on the N64
Melee on Gamecube
Mario Kart on Snes

Esports Tournaments

We'll be announcing our tournaments and prizes soon, so you can practice your combos or get your team ready to guard your lanes! We will also be announcing our qualifying schedule of events leading up to the main event in November. Some of the tournaments will require pre-qualification at either online or live offline events.

Registration for tournaments here:
https://smash.gg/gxiesports
Note: You will need an entry ticket for GXI in addition to registering for tournaments.

Tournaments currently scheduled:
Saturday:
FIFA 18
Street Fighter V
Splatoon 2
Tekken 7
Marvel v Capcom Infinite

Sunday
Smash Bros 4 WiiU
ARMS
Rocket League
Hearthstone
MarioKart 8

We will be adding prize information soon to compliment the prize pot form entries.

Table Top Gaming at GXI

In addition to our esports tournaments, we have a full table top gaming area dedicated to bringing you the very best tournaments and games from the world of Table Tops. Our good friends in Sandbox are providing Magic the Gathering, Yu-gi-Oh and more. You can sign up on the day to compete at our table top gaming arena with a host of tournaments and games being played.

Schedule of Table Top

Tournaments
The following tournaments will be run at scheduled times, however MTG drafts will be available during these times on demand, just come talk to us to organise your own private group!

SATURDAY

Game: Magic The Gathering
Event: Ixalan Draft
Price: €15
Registration : 10:00-11:00
Times: 11:00, 14:00, On Demand
Blurb:
Draft is a format in which all players open booster packs together, take one card and pass the pack to the player next to them. This continues until all packs have been opened and players then build decks with a minimum of 40 cards with no card limit.
All participants will be grouped into pods of 8 players and play in a short 3 round tournament. The top 4 players in each pod will receive additional boosters
Game: Magic The Gathering
Event: Chaos Draft
Price: €25
Registration : 13:00-14:00
Time: 14:00
Blurb:
Chaos Draft works just like a regular Draft except the packs received are random.
The full list of packs in the pool are:
Shadows Over Innistrad
Scars of Mirrodin
Dragons of Tarkir
Mirrodin Besieged

Judgement
Torment
Conspiracy
Conspiracy Take the Crown
Oath of the Gatewatch
Modern Masters 2
Modern Masters 2017
Eternal Masters

Game: Magic The Gathering
Event: Commander
Price: €10
Registration : 13:00-15:00
Time: 15:00
Blurb:
Commander Grand Melee Free-For-All!

Each player will receive three Booster packs. As you eliminate players you will take half their packs. When you leave the table to walk away with all the packs you have gathered but you can only concede during your upkeep.

Infinite Combos when shown to eliminate all other players will take 1 pack from each player and immediately step out of the game if they cannot be countered, retaining all packs they received during the game.

Game: Yu-Gi-Oh
Event: Yu-Gi-Oh Constructed Tournament
Price: €10
Registration : 11:00-12:00
Start Time: 12:00
Blurb:
Constructed format using your own tournament legal decks. Top prizes include YGO Playmats and booster packs.

SUNDAY

Game: Yu-Gi-Oh
Event: Local Tournament
Price: €15
Registration : 11:00-12:00
Start Time: 12:00
Blurb:
Constructed format using your own tournament legal decks. Top prizes include YGO Playmats. OTS Packs on entry.

Game: Magic The Gathering
Event: Hour of Devastation Sealed
Price: €20
Registration : 13:00-15:00
Time: 12:00
Blurb:
Sealed events involve all players receiving 6 booster packs and building a deck from that pool of cards. 
All participants will be grouped into pods of 8 players and play in a short 3 round tournament. The top 4 players in each pod will receive additional boosters

Game: Magic The Gathering
Event: Chaos Draft
Price: €25
Registration : 13:00-14:00
Time: 14:00
Blurb:
Chaos Draft works just like a regular Draft except the packs received are random.
The full list of packs in the pool are:
Shadows Over Innistrad
Scars of Mirrodin
Dragons of Tarkir
Mirrodin Besieged

Judgement
Torment
Conspiracy
Conspiracy Take the Crown
Oath of the Gatewatch
Modern Masters 2
Modern Masters 2017
Eternal Masters

Hosted Games

Saturday/Sunday All Day

Game: Ultimate Werewolf
Players: Unlimited
Description: 
You are part of a quiet rural village, with the exception of Werewolf attacks. Players will be guided through the day phase by our Town Mayor and try to suss out who among them is a Werewolf.
The Werewolves must survive to the end to win, while eliminating suspicious players during the night phase!
Werewolf is a very simple bluffing/guessing game, a fun quick play through between events is highly recommended!

Game: Avalon
Players: 10
Description:
A quest to seek out the Holy Grail, Half the table is good, half is... dubious at best. Each round players will select and vote on a party to send on the mission, 5 missions in total will see victory to either side. Make sure you choose your allies wisely.... Merlin knows who the villainous players are from the beginning, but if the Assassin finds out who Merlin is, the kingdom loses.

Game: Zombie Dice
Players: Unlimited
Description:
A simple Dice Game where you are a zombie trying to eat as many brains as you can find! Roll out three dice and gather your brains, get three shotguns in a single turn though and you lose everything!
You can bank brains at any stage after rolling for the turn but you can also risk it all and roll as many times as you have guts!
Best played in Hordes.

Game: Exploding Kittens
Players: 6
Description:
Exploding Kittens is a card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. In this highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian Roulette, players draw cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten, at which point they explode, they are dead, and they are out of the game -- unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

At this time we will also have the following open copies of board games available for free play:
Settlers of Catan
Smash Up
Machi Koro + Harbour Expansion
Pandemic
Pandemic Contagion
Munchkin
Camel Up
Carcassonne
Boss Monster
Epic Spell Wars
Dominion
Love Letter