Texas Showdown FAQ

What is Texas Showdown?

Texas Showdown is one of the oldest Fighting Game tournaments in the United States and is primarily located in Houston, Texas.

When and where is Texas Showdown?

Texas Showdown is primarily located in Houston, Texas. The 2024 event will be on April 26-28, 2024.

When does registration begin for Texas Showdown?

Registration is now live!
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Am I able to book a hotel for this year!

Hotel booking info is now live! Texas Showdown 2023 will be held at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria in Houston, Texas.
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Which airport do I fly into?

Houston is served by two airports, Houston Hobby (HOU) and Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Each airport is roughly the same distance to the venue.

Will I be able to take pictures or film video?

You will be able to take pictures and record videos of the event itself at your own leisure. Twitch IRL streams are allowed. Filming video of streamed matches is not allowed. If clarification is needed, contact any staff member throughout the weekend.

Will there be space for casual setups?

We will have a BYOC area available throughout the event dedicated for casual play.

I'm running late for my pool(s). Will you guys wait for me?

NO. The schedule will be posted on the website and social media, and will have a copy onsite. It is your responsibility to show up on time! When your name is called, you have only five(5) minutes to report to your match. Failure to appear after those 5 minutes will result in a loss. Absolutely no exceptions! And no crying about it!

Are children allowed at the event?

YES. Children 10 and under are allowed into Texas Showdown without purchasing a spectator pass. Children that are older than 10 need to purchase a spectator pass and need to be accompanied with a parent at all times.
Persons under are 18 are welcome to compete; however we do require the presence of a parent for them to accept any tournament winnings.

What is the parking situation like?

There is a parking garage behind the hotel, past the valet area. If you are staying at the hotel, parking is $12/day with in and out privileges.

How do I volunteer, commentate or help out at the event?

Click on the Forms link for more information.

What are my food options?

In the hotel, there is an on-site restaurant and a cafe that serves coffee. The immediate area around the Hilton has numerous restaurants that people can go to.

Will there be vendors at Texas Showdown?

We do have vendors at Texas Showdown. We will announce the full list some time in the future.