GamerFest Dublin 2024 summer esports tournaments announced

GamerFest Dublin 2024 esports tournaments

GamerFest Dublin 2024, the Irish gaming culture event, has announced its line-up of live esports for its upcoming summer festival.

There will be tournaments in competitive shooters Valorant and Counter-Strike 2 (CS2).

Players from across Ireland and beyond can compete for an overall prize pool of €1,500 (€750 per game).

The Valorant tournament at GamerFest Dublin 2024, delivered in partnership with Valorant Éire, will see teams face off across online qualifiers, followed by live stage battles for the semi-finals and grand final on Sunday May 26th.

Fans of Counter-Strike 2, meanwhile, will be able to once again find an esports tournament at the event, following the addition of CS2 at GamerFest in 2023, in partnership with the Irish Challenger League.

Counter-Strike 2 returns for GamerFest Summer, also featuring online qualifiers followed by semi-finals and a grand final on the live stage on Saturday May 25th.

The event is a huge gathering of players, fans and industry professionals. Taking place in May and October at the RDS, GamerFest provides a diverse line-up of content, exhibitions and interactive activities, celebrating the gaming community.

“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 Stuart Dempsey, founder 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.”

In addition to esports tournaments, visitors to GamerFest can also expect to see VR gaming, sim racing, retro gaming, multiple live stages, tabletop gaming, cosplay and more. 

The news of course comes ahead of England’s biggest gaming festival – Insomnia 72 – kicks off later this week in Birmingham, featuring a mix of esports activities.

For further esports information at GamerFest Dublin this May 25th and 26th, visit

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