GamerFest, Ireland’s biggest gaming and esports festival, has announced that Lucozade is to be the Title Sponsor of its return to a live event at the RDS on October 22nd and 23rd.

The weekend celebration of gaming entertainment will include the latest games, VR gaming, esports and gaming challenges, as well as a host of special guests including top Twitch and YouTube creators, and a variety of live stage content.

Lucozade will be supporting a wide range of gaming activations across the entire weekend.

Since its creation in 2017 GamerFest has established itself as a diverse, community-led gaming event for everyone with a passion for gaming, whether that be casual gaming with friends or those who engage in competitive esports tournaments, game development and design or content creation.

Over the last number of years, it has become a hub for content creator talent in Ireland, with a host of YouTube and Twitch special guests set to attend October’s event.

Content creators confirmed to date include Antitinkerbell, Jamie Jay Car, The Gara Show, Audrey and event hosts All Cast Irish Gamers with more special guest announcements coming soon.

There will be a packed line-up of competitive action 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 opportunity for Irish teams to qualify for the UK Ireland Nationals and ultimately earn a professional spot in the Rainbow Six Northern Premier League.

Organisers have also confirmed a ground-breaking partnership with Legion Collegiate Esports, Ireland’s dedicated esports series for third-level students 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 do battle with virtual energy balls and shields on a real-life court.

HADO will also launch the first ever Irish HADO Championship at GamerFest which will see the winning team representing Ireland at the upcoming HADO European Championships in France.

There will be an expo hall and marketplace and we are also planning a Sport for Business opportunity for brands and agencies who want to be guided through the festival to join us and learn more.

“Like our visitors, the team behind GamerFest are gamers,” said CEO Stuart Dempsey. “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 possible at all our events.”

“Just like every other live event, it’s been incredibly tough not seeing our community throughout the Covid pandemic. So, we’re incredibly excited to see the anticipation for the return of GamerFest this year.”

“It will be wonderful to see people physically come together and celebrate all things gaming, bringing to life all the incredible friendships and relationships that have developed online over the last number of years.”