Gamerfest 2022: Everything you need to know

Gamerfest 2022 takes place in the RDS in Dublin from Saturday, October 21st to Sunday, October 22nd.
Gamerfest 2022: Everything you need to know

Kenneth Fox

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ireland's biggest gaming and Esports festival has returned.

Gamerfest 2022 takes place in the RDS in Dublin this Saturday and Sunday.

As well as having tons of games on show both old and new, you will be able to try out virtual reality (VR) as well as watch the best of Irish Esports.

Doors open at 11am on both days and will wrap up at 5pm. The main stage will be where most of the action takes place, but there are other stalls to check out.

Here is the schedule of events for Gamerfest 2022:


11:00-Multiverse Madness

12:00-Fifa 23 Grand Final

1:30-Romero Games Q&A

Game developers John and Brendan Romero will take part in a Q&A session.

They will receive the inaugural GamerFest Lifetime Achievement Award for their outstanding contribution to the gaming industry both in Ireland and internationally.

Brenda and John, founders of Romero Games, were chosen as recipients for this award as a result of their unparalleled success in the game development world and their tireless work supporting gaming related projects and initiatives in Ireland.

Brenda Romero is a BAFTA award-winning game director, entrepreneur, artist and is currently game director and creator of the ‘Empire of Sin’ franchise.

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Video game developer, John Romero

John Romero is the creator behind iconic first-person shooters like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D.

After visiting Ireland in 2014, the husband-and-wife duo decided to move to Galway permanently and founded Romero Games, a move that has transformed the gaming industry in Ireland by offering career opportunities in the sector and contributing to the overall growth of gaming in Ireland.

3:00-Valorant Grand Final


11:00-Mario Kart 30-year anniversary

12:00-Rocket League Grand Final

1:30-Seapeeky Q&A (Content creator with Misfits gaming)

2:00- Cosplay competition

3:00- Rainbow Six Siege Grand Final

As well as Brenda and John Romero, content creators like DeeBeeGeek, Antitinkerbell, Jamie Jay Car, The Gara Show and Miss Audrey will all be special guests at GamerFest.

Beyond the main stage there will be other areas to check out such as the Tabletop section and sim racing as well as the games expo and marketplace where you can check out the best of Irish creators.

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