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Esports Tournaments Announced for Upcoming GamerFest Dublin

6,000 visitors to witness top esports talent go head to head in VALORANT and Counter-Strike 2 this May 25th & 26th at the RDS, Dublin

GamerFest Dublin, the ultimate convergence of Irish gaming culture and competition, has announced its line-up of live esports for its upcoming summer festival. 

Continuing the festival’s commitment to delivering top-tier competitive gaming experiences in Ireland, GamerFest has unveiled tournaments featuring titles VALORANT and Counter-Strike 2.

Attendees can gear up for an incredible experience as top players from across Ireland and beyond converge, competing to win in two €750 prize pools. Whether visitors are tactical shooters esports legends or casual gamers looking to hone their skills against top talent, GamerFest promises an unforgettable spectacle that showcases the very best of Ireland’s esports talent.

The VALORANT tournament, delivered in partnership with VALORANT Eire, will see teams face off across online qualifiers, followed by Live Stage battles for the Semi-Finals and Grand Final on May 26th. With its passionate community and incredible gameplay, VALORANT has become a mainstay in competitive esports, with GamerFest providing a platform for players to showcase their skills in front of a raucous live audience. 

Fans of Counter-Strike 2, meanwhile, will find themselves immersed in intense firefights, strategy battles, and nail-biting clutch moments. The addition of Counter-Strike 2 at GamerFest in 2023, in partnership with the Irish Challenger League, was a huge success with an electric atmosphere as teams competed on the GamerFest Live Stage. Counter-Strike 2 returns for GamerFest Summer, also featuring online qualifiers followed by Semi-Finals and Grand Final on the Live Stage on May 25th.

“We’re thrilled to host both VALORANT and Counter-Strike 2 tournaments at GamerFest, offering players and fans an incredible experience at Ireland’s biggest gaming event,” said Adam Conway, Esports Co-Ordinator of GamerFest. “These tournaments shine a light on the incredible esports community in Ireland, and we can’t wait to see the very best teams go head to head.”


With its unrivalled combination of gaming, esports and community, GamerFest Dublin continues to cement its reputation as a must-attend event for gamers in Ireland and beyond. In addition to esports tournaments visitors to GamerFest can also expect to Bring Gaming to Life with an array of VR gaming, sim racing, retro gaming, multiple live stages, tabletop gaming, cosplay and more. 

For further esports information at GamerFest Dublin this May 25th & 26th visit GamerFest.ie/esports

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