OP Live Dallas to Feature Largest Collegiate Overwatch Tournament in North Texas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel

August 17, 2018

The Dallas Fuel and Team Envy are owned and operated by Dallas-based Envy Gaming, one of the largest esports organizations in the world. OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel is a premier esports event running Sept. 22-23, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

DALLAS – August 17, 2018eGency Global, a leading esports production, marketing and talent management firm in collaboration with SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top ranked graduate school for video game design in the world, are pleased to announce the addition of a collegiate Overwatch tournament powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel to the line up of events at OP Live Dallas.

According to Geoff Moore, President of Envy Gaming, “Everyone at Envy Gaming is excited to bring the real-life competition of the Overwatch League to the big stage of OP Live Dallas. Envy Gaming and our Dallas-based teams, the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy, look forward to bringing local fans a competition they will never forget with the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas at OP Live Dallas.”

The Overwatch tournament at OP Live Dallas will feature 16 collegiate teams that will vie for the title of Over Powered Champ and a special prize package provided by the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy. Individual participants will also receive a welcome package from the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy.

Collegiate Overwatch teams interested in participating in the tournament can contact Cole Thatcher via email at cthatcher@tradegroup.com.

Along with cheering on their favorite collegiate Overwatch teams, fans will have the opportunity to meet Dallas Fuel head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins, Dallas Fuel general manager Mat “TazMo” Taylor, as well as Envy Gaming owner Mike “Hastr0” Rufail. In addition, the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy staff will be onsite for autographs, fan coaching sessions, educational sessions and more. Dallas Fuel and Team Envy swag will also be available to fans at the event.

Chris Stone, CEO of eGency Global, is pleased to be partnering with Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel for OP Live Dallas’ inaugural event. “Whenever we put on an esports event, fans are always our number one priority, just as they are for Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel. We couldn’t dream of better partners to help us kick off OP Live Dallas than Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel,” Stone says.

Along with the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas, OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel will feature other gaming events, the latest video games created by SMU Guildhall students and alumni, pro esports player meet and greets, interactive experiences, a High School Hackathon, education about esports, sponsorship opportunities, an exhibitor hall and more.

To purchase tickets for OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel and get event updates, visit http://www.OPLiveDallas.com/. For information on sponsorship opportunities (digital, event app, brand activations, signage, event/activity/workshop sponsor, broadcasting rights, and more) or securing exhibitor space, contact Ward Eastman, eGency Global Director, Strategic Alliances at 214-957-7870 or weastman@egencyglobal.com.

 

About eGency Global:

eGency Global is one of the most experienced esports firms in North America offering a full suite of services from event production, customer/fan engagement, sponsorship and talent marketing to data analytics, media and strategic marketing. eGency Global is the leading strategic advisor in helping brands, event and media properties, and teams looking to navigate and capitalize on the rapidly expanding esports ecosystem.

Press Contact:

Stephanie Chavez

Marketing Director

eGency Global

972-323-6354

schavez@egencyglobal.com

 

About SMU Guildhall:

SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit guildhall.smu.edu.

Press Contact:

Mark Nausha

Deputy Director, GameLab

SMU Guildhall

972-473-3563

 

About Dallas Fuel

Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc. Envy was founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 and has grown into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. The internationally diverse Dallas Fuel roster consists of the best talent from around the globe. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.

Press Contact:

Greg Miller

Dallas Fuel, public relations

214-891-7668

greg_miller@richards.com

 

About Envy Gaming

Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Rocket League, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit Envy.gg or follow @Envy on Twitter.