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BIG Festival starts today in São Paulo

BIG Festival starts today in São Paulo

O BIG Festivalthe biggest games festival in Latin America, starts today (29) and the first day of the event is already full of attractions and special actions for game lovers.

Already on the first day, visitors will be able to follow a special lecture with DJ Alok, a Free Fire showmatch, sessions of Meet&Greet with influencers and several lectures with industry experts. In addition, it will already be possible to test more than 300 independent games and those from major publishers and the worldwide launch of the new game by ATARI and Orbit. Check out the highlights:

eSports arena

The eSports Arena will receive a special talk with Brazilian DJ Alok at 1 pm. He will make a special virtual appearance at the festival to talk about the process of creating his character’s new look and skill in Free Fire. The Arena will also host a Battle Royale showmatch, at 2 pm, between the LBFF Magic Squad and Fluxo teams.

For the followers on duty, the Arena will also receive Meet&Greets with influencers Level-UP (5:40 pm-6:20 pm), IGorila (6:20 pm-7:00 pm) and Bak (7:00 pm-7:40 pm). To participate in these sessions, just show up on site.

Lectures by industry experts

Brazil: Industry Overview and 2nd Annual Industry Survey

Presented by Carolina Caravana (ABRA/AbraGames), Rodrigo Terra (ABRA/AbraGames) and Marcos Vinicius Cardoso (AbraGames/GA Consulting), the panel will present an overview of the national industry and preliminary information on the 2nd Mapping of the Brazilian Games Industry.

When: 10:20 am to 11:10 am

Where: Stage 2 by Sabesp

Optimizing the Gaming Industry: From Student to Professional

Jason Lepine, CEO of XP Gaming, will speak about the gaps between education, recruitment and business in the gaming industry.

When: 11:50 am to 12:15 pm

Where: Stage 1 by Sabesp

How Games Are Driving the Future of All Things Digital

Simon Benson of Talent for Tech talks about the expanding influence of techniques used in video game creation in other sectors and how this is underpinning a new generation of human-computer interaction.

When: 1:05 pm to 1:30 pm

Where: The Enemy Stage by TNT

The Future of Journalistic Coverage of the Games Market

Barbara Gutierrez, Matheus de Lucca (IGN/MGG), Rebeca Pinho and Tiago Ribas (Folha de S. Paulo) talk about the changes in the sector, the increase in the general public’s interest in news about the games market, how the specialized journalists, the diversity of the sector and the opportunities and demands of the public.

When: 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm

Where: The Enemy Stage by TNT

Brazil Games Project: Brazilian Games Worldwide!

In this chat, it will be possible to learn a little more about how studios from all regions of Brazil have grown and become more sophisticated in the global games business. The Brazil Games Project is a partnership between ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and Abragames (Brazilian Association of Games Companies).

When: 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Where: stage 2

Abragames presents: BlackThorne Keep & Kakele Online

Abragames presents sensational games, recently released or still in development, from its associated companies. In this session, we will get to know two fantastic RPGs: BlackThorne Keep by Limiar Studios and Kakele Online by ViVa Games

When: 2:40 pm to 3:05 pm

Where: The Enemy Stage by TNT

Sailing Towards Success: A Dive into the Minds of Great Game Influencers

Exclusive meeting at BIG Festival between two of the biggest game influencers in Latin America (Antronixx and Jeanki), to talk a little about what the gaming influencer marketing scenario is like here.

When: 5:00 pm to 5:40 pm

Where: eSports arena

A theme park in the desert or a pop-up store in the oasis?

Jungsuk Jay Lee, Ecosystem Director at ZEPETO, talks about how his virtual world with 400 million users attracts Unity experts and Roblox developers and why #ZEPETO on TikTok and YouTube has more views than Animal Crossing, IMVU, SIMS and Avakin Life combined.

When: 5:05 pm to 5:30 pm

Where: Stage 3 by Sabesp

ATARI and Orbit worldwide launch

ATARI and Orbit officially launch the Hunted House game.

When: 6:10 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: The Enemy Stage by TNT

Interview with the organizers of the BIG Festival award

The Enemy team will interview the organizers of the BIG Awards and will comment on all categories and the main selection criteria in a warm-up for the grand prize.

When: 7:20 pm to 7:40 pm

Where: The Enemy Stage by TNT

Games available to play

Throughout the event, visitors will be able to test various games, from major releases to indie games. Among the games available in the Panorama Mundo area are more than 200 names, such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo IV, Hogwarts Legacy, Free Fire, World of Warships, Live a Live, Haunted House, Street Fighter 6, Just Dance, Undawn, Quantum: Recharged, among others.

In addition, visitors will be able to play the 110 games indicated to the BIG Awardsthe festival’s award ceremony, and the titles selected for Panorama Brasil by Banco do Brasil, an exclusive exhibition with 40 Brazilian games.


Another big news for the 11th edition of the event is the presence of Twitch at the festival. The company will be present at the event promoting the largest gathering of streamers in the country. the first day of BIG will have the possibility to meet with the streamers daikifpss & bizarreat the Twitch booth at 3pm.

Other sessions include:

How to become an eSports presenter

With: Ana Xisdê It is Felipe Christov

When: 2 pm to 2:40 pm

Where: creators lounge

From 0 followers to millions on TikTok: the journey of growth

With: Ana Woycick It is Thaddeus Tannouri
When: 4pm to 4:40pm

Where: creators lounge

BIG Festival 2023 and full program in your hand!

O BIG Festival prepared yet another great novelty for this year’s audience. The festival has made available a website so that the visitor can easily access the complete schedule of each day, map of the place, guests and much more. The site is completely mobile-oriented and will allow BIG’s audience to access all information about the event wherever and whenever they want.

To check, just access the link.

The tickets for the BIG Festival 2023 — with game demos and lectures — can be purchased at site. In the fourth batch of sales, the ticket price for one day of visitation is R$80 for the full price and R$40 for half price. Banco do Brasil Ourocard customers are entitled to a 30% discount on ticket purchases.

In the business meeting area (Area Business), tickets are available at Business Platform of BIG Festival 2023. More information about tickets available at event website.


Date: June 28 to July 2, 2023

Time: 10:00 to 20:00 (except the 28th — 16:00 to 20:00)

Local: Sao Paulo Expo

Address: km. 1.5, Rod. Dos Imigrantes — Vila Água Funda — São Paulo, SP

Income value: from R$40

event website

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