Thursday, February 29, 2024

LEVEL UP: Only one week left until the game festival


After the successful debut in the summer of 2021, LEVEL UP will enter the second round in exactly one week, on July 1-2, 2022. Afterwards, gamers, techies and fans of the esports can experience the world of video games over two days and over 20,000 square meters at the Salzburg Exhibition Center. Tickets are available at or at the box office.

What can visitors expect at LEVEL UP?
The LEVEL UP program can hardly be beaten in terms of variety this year. Not only esports players and hobby gamers get their money’s worth in more than 20,000 square meters, but also retro lovers, virtual reality enthusiasts, cosplayers, and purely analog card and table gamers. In addition, the games festival is extremely family-friendly and kid-friendly, because a separate FSK16+ area separates age-restricted games from kid-friendly ones. For the first time it is divided into four large areas: The game area, the main stage, the LEVEL UP LAN and the FSK16+ area.

The Gaming Zone: play and try for everyone
Gaming Zone is all about trying, experimenting, playing and having fun. Whether you’re big or small, professional gamer or hobbyist, there’s something for everyone at the Gaming Zone. Visitors can immerse themselves in virtual reality worlds together, solve puzzles there, playfully promote their own fitness, or experience the fusion of virtual reality and remote control cars. All details about the Gaming Zone and a full list of exhibitors can be found at

The main stage: the stage that eSports deserves in Austria
The main stage is the heart of LEVEL UP. Here, esports fans can enjoy high-quality games and shows on a constant basis.

The organizers were able to put together a colorful potpourri of tournaments and well-known game titles. A1 eSports Clash of Leagues is a European tournament format played on mobile devices. The Red Bull Solo Q National Qualifier will take place on the LEVEL UP stage for the first time this year. One of the highlights is the alpenScene CS:GO tournament final with a total prize money of €6,500.

A special extra is the live broadcast of the program, which Letsplay4Charity implements on the Twitch streaming platform and whose proceeds go to charity. More information about the main stage program is available at

LEVEL UP LAN: the revival of LAN parties
LEVEL UP LAN is the access point for group play. The era of broadband Internet gave rise to the tradition of LAN parties, where video game fans would gather to play games together and against each other. LEVEL UP LAN brings back that feeling of togetherness, offering tournaments and free play time for those who like to play day and night. A separate ticket is required for this area of ​​the festival, which can be purchased on the LEVEL UP LAN information page.

Why you shouldn’t miss LEVEL UP even if you’re not a gamer
The organizers of the Messezentrum Salzburg and the Rookies at Work agency want to bring the virtual space scene together in one place. Whether it’s an esports organization, a hobbyist gamer, or a gaming-loving family, after two years affected by the pandemic, visitors can look forward to the most diverse range of offerings the gaming scene has ever experienced. Austria to date. You can meet friends and stars of the scene, play together however you like, and discuss the latest gaming trends in the many bars and food trucks. Surprise shows and after parties complete the festival experience.

The 1-day youth pass is available from €12 and the 2-day pass from €20. For children under 12 accompanied by their parents or grandparents, admission is even free. Click here for the ticket shop!

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Ebenezer Robbins
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