After its successful debut in summer 2021, LEVEL UP will enter its second round in exactly one week, from July 1 to 2, 2022. Then gamers, technology enthusiasts and eSports fans can experience the world of video games over two days and more than 20,000 square meters at the Messezentrum Salzburg. Tickets are available at or at the box office.

LEVEL UP brings visitors together to celebrate the passion of gaming in all its facets. © LEVEL UP / Fabian Stoffers

What can visitors expect at LEVEL UP?

The Program of LEVEL UP is once again hard to beat in terms of diversity this year. On more than 20,000 square meters, not only eSports enthusiasts and hobby gamers will get their money's worth, but also retro lovers, virtual reality enthusiasts, cosplayers, and purely analog card and tabletop gamers. In addition, the games festival is extremely family- and child-friendly, as a separate FSK16+ area spatially separates games with age restrictions from those that are suitable for children. In addition, admission is free for under-12s accompanied by parents/grandparents. For the first time, there is a division into four large areas: The Gaming Zone, the Mainstage, the LEVEL UP LAN and the FSK16+ Area.


Fun and entertainment on 20,000 sqm: The LEVEL UP area covers the entire Hall 10 of the
Messezentrum Salzburg an an outdoor area. © LEVEL UP

The Gaming Zone: gaming and testing for everyone

In the Gaming Zone everything revolves around trying out, experiencing, playing and having fun. Whether big or small, professional or amateur gamer, there is something for everyone in the Gaming Zone. Visitors can plunge into virtual reality worlds together, solve puzzles there, playfully promote their own physical fitness or experience the fusion of VR and remote-controlled cars. All details about the Gaming Zone and a detailed list of exhibitors are available here


C64 to Gameboy: the Retro Area is made for lovers of devices and games from the 70s to
90s. © LEVEL UP / Lorenzo Herrera

The Mainstage: the stage eSports deserves in Austria

The Mainstage is the heart of LEVEL UP. Here, eSports fans can cheer on top-class games and shows continuously. For this, the organizers were able to put together a colorful potpourri of well-known tournaments and game titles. Clash of Leagues by A1 eSports is a pan-European tournament format played on mobile devices. The Red Bull Solo Q National Qualifier will be held on the LEVEL UP stage for the first time this year. One of the absolute highlights is the final of the alpenScene CS:GO tournament with a total prize money of 6,500€. A special extra is the livestream of the program, which will be broadcast by Letsplay4Charity on the streaming platform Twitch, the proceeds of which will be donated to charity. More information about the Mainstage program is available here.

High-class eSports action: On July 1 and 2, the best teams will come to Salzburg to compete in
different tournaments to play for victory. © LEVEL UP / Fabian Stoffers

The LEVEL UP LAN: the revival of LAN parties

The LEVEL UP LAN is the hotspot for group gaming. In the era of broadband internet, the tradition of LAN parties was born, where video game fans came together to play together and against each other. The LEVEL UP LAN brings back this sense of togetherness, offering both tournaments and free game time for those who like to play all day and night. A separate ticket is required for this area of the festival, which can be purchased through the LEVEL UP LAN info page .

Why you shouldn't miss LEVEL UP even if you're not a gamer

To the organizers of the Messezentrum Salzburg and the agency Rookies at Work aim to bring the scene from the virtual space together in one place. No matter if you are an eSports organization, a hobby gamer or a game-loving family, after two pandemic years, visitors can look forward to the most diverse offer the gaming scene in Austria has seen so far. You can meet friends and stars of the scene, play together at will and chat about the latest gaming trends at the numerous bars & food trucks. Surprise shows and after parties round off the festival experience.

Burgers, grilled food and vegan options: LEVEL UP is also a food fest this year!
© LEVEL UP / Paula Vermeulen

Tickets already starting at 12€!

What to do now? Secure your tickets and tell all your friends, because we are counting the days until the gaming event of the year! The 1-day pass is available for youngsters from 12€, the 2-day pass from 20€. For under 12-year-olds accompanied by parents or grandparents, the entrance is free! To the LEVEL UP Ticketshop!


LEVEL UP is the first Austrian gaming and eSports festival that brings together gamers, gaming fans, as well as creators and stars of the scene in an experience-oriented atmosphere to experience new trends and celebrate the common passion.