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Carolina Games Summit and XP League North American Finals

  • Dates: August 6, 2021 - August 8, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: See website for daily times
  • Admission: Three-day weekend pass, $49.99


Carolina Games Summit and the XP League will co-host the first major in-person esports event in 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center from Aug. 6-8, 2021. XP League will be hosting its inaugural North American Finals, and the Carolina Games Summit will be hosting its 15th annual esports and gaming event.

Carolina Games Summit has been continually hosting professionally run esports events since 2006. Their downtown Raleigh debut will quadruple the size of last year's event by expanding to over 50,000 square feet of ballroom space between the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel and the Raleigh Convention Center. Over 30 esports tournaments across all competitive genres including fighting games, first-person shooters, racing, sports games and more will be showcased on hundreds of consoles and high-end gaming PCs.

XP League’s North American Finals will include 32 of their top performing teams from around the U.S. and Canada. These 224 kids, aged 8-15 years old, have been preparing for their invitation to showcase their skills at this event over several seasons. 

The event is the first of its kind for children in this age group. Over the course of two intense days of game play, an XP League North American Champion Team will emerge victorious. With all the elements, feelings and spectacle of a professional esports event, the stage is set for an unprecedented experience.