DALLAS, Sept. 20, 2018 – OP Live Dallas, a premier esports event Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, kicks off Sept. 22-23, 2018 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. The event, which is expected to draw thousands of esports fans to North Texas, is being produced through the collaboration of eGency Global, a leading esports production, marketing and talent management firm and SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top ranked graduate school for video game design in the world.
At OP Live Dallas, esports fans will have the opportunity to meet, mingle with and watch many of their favorite pro esports players, cosplayers, streamers and industry influencers at the two-day event.
Representatives and players from five pro esports teams are scheduled to attend OP Live Dallas, including:
Nationally known (many who are Texas-based) cosplayers, streamers and industry influencers slated to attend OP Live Dallas include: Tiffany Gordan Cosplay, Frostbite Cosplay and R Squared Cosplay; streamers and influencers Belle, But Why Tho?, CareLevelZero, Femennenly, Gubba, L7 TopGun, PhallofPharris, PinkMeatBall, Reclaimjoey, Rover, SodaKite and yo_boy_roy.
OP Live Dallas organizers have scheduled a variety of esports competitions and activities for its inaugural event. Attendees can enjoy a collegiate Overwatch tournament powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, the Bounty Royale Brawl featuring Fortnite, a Hackathon, the latest video games created by SMU Guildhall students and alumni, “Powered Talks” with esports industry leaders and influencers, parent education, exhibitor hall and more.
Funds raised by gamers during OP Live Dallas will benefit Extra LifeTM, an organization that supports local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
OP Live Title Sponsor: Reaction A/V.
Other sponsors include Team Envy & the Dallas Fuel, GameStop, Playful, The Trade Group, Pixio Gaming, Bioworld, Lucid Sound, CLX Gaming, Zowie, and SMU Guildhall.
To purchase tickets or learn more about OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, visit http://www.OPLiveDallas.com/.
About eGency Global:
eGency Global is one of most experienced esports firms in the world 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.
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.
Deputy Director, GameLab
About Dallas Fuel
Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in 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.
Dallas Fuel, public relations
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, 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.
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