A Game Tournament:
By Game Devs, For Game Devs.

Preliminaries: October 6th 2016 | Finals: October 8th 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia

Game Studio Smackdown is a gaming tournament - created by game developers, for game developers.
Join us as we watch studios go head to head in the battle of the year.

Why are we doing this?

We believe that a unified industry of game studios should celebrate each other by playing the games its members admire. Plus, how often do you get the opportunity to bring honor to your studio in the most epic way possible? Our community of studios selects two games each year that they do not make and play against other studios.

Who Can Compete?

Anyone who works in the Atlanta games industry and who is age 21+ can compete - this includes professionals in HR, Biz Dev, Programming, Art, Legal, you name it. You simply must be involved in the world of games in or around the Atlanta area.

How Does it Work?

Submit a team to compete in Rocket League or submit yourself to compete in the game chosen for our individual tournament. Indie developers can also combine with other studios to create teams. Add prizes to our growing pile of plunder for the tournament. Consider things like, framed pictures of your dev team for the winner to keep.

Compete in Rocket League

Submit your team of 3 players to compete in Rocket League! Teams will play 1 to 3 matches per bracket depending on the number of teams participating.

Applications close Oct. 4th

Compete in Mario Kart 8

Submit yourself as an individual competitor in our Mario Kart 8 tournament! Multiple individuals from each studio can compete!

Applications close Oct. 4th

Attend as a Viewer

Want to hang out to watch the live tournament? Arrive at 6:45PM, Oct 6th to enter your name in our raffles! SIEGE pass required to enter the venue.

SIEGE pass required for entry.

RSVP & Share our Facebook event - let friends know you're attending!


Tournament Preliminaries

Employees from local game studios will battle it out to see which two studio teams will be competing in the finals for our Game Studio Smackdown Rocket League Tournament and which four individuals will be competing in the finals for our Mario Kart 8 individuals tournament. Come compete or watch your friends compete in the most epic event of the year!

Location: SIEGE Conference

Atlanta Marriott Northwest
200 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 USA

Doors Open For Check-In

Cobb Ballroom

Duel Tournaments Begin

Drink Tickets Provided by Ker-Chunk Games

Event Raffles Begin

Preliminaries End & Top Teams Declared

Tournament Finals

Two Rocket League teams from the preliminaries will battle to see which studio will be crowned the winner of Atlanta's Game Studio Smackdown. Four individuals will also compete to see who will be crowned the champion of Game Studio Smackdown's Mario Kart 8 tournament.

Location: SIEGE Conference

Atlanta Marriott Northwest
200 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339 USA

Winners Check-In

Cobb Ballroom

Rocket League Finals

Lunch Sponsored by Hi-Rez Studios

Mario Kart 8 Tournament Finals

Lunch Sponsored by Hi-Rez Studios

Prizes Rewarded

Presented by IGDA Atlanta

The Preliminaries and Finals will be held at

The Atlanta Marriott Northwest

Our tournament would not be possible without our amazing sponsors who provide us our venue space, hardware, and prizes. This includes all the studios and organizations mentioned below. If you do not know how to reach our event, visit the Marriott website for directions.

Please thank our sponsors.

This event would not be possible without the help of an amazing game development community. Please help us thank these sponsors and competing studios who are helping to bring game developers together for a tournament of fun and friendly community competition!

Organizational & Venue Sponsors

Hardware & Licensing Sponsors

Competing Studios, Food, & Prize Sponsors

Get in touch

Questions? Want to talk to IGDA Atlanta more about the event? Email us at gamestudiosmackdown@gmail.com. Please do not use this e-mail to apply to participate in the tournament. Instead click "Participate" above for more info!

Contact info

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