Month: October 2018

24 Oct 2018

The OP Live Hackathon: Bringing GameChangers to a Game-Changing Event

A celebration of esports and gaming culture was recently held in North Texas. The event was called OP Live Dallas, and it was the first of its kind. OP Live featured two major esports tournaments: the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas and a day-long Fortnite “Bounty Royale Brawl” ProAm. However, as a collaboration […]

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23 Oct 2018

OP Live Teamed with Extra Life to Help Gamers “Play Games, Save Lives”

When the first OP Live Dallas esports event was held at the Irving Convention Center, it was designed to benefit the entire community of North Texas. Gaming fans benefited because they were able to watch the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas and a day-long Fortnite “Bounty Royale Brawl” the following day. Students benefited […]

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12 Oct 2018

OP Live Odyssey Turned an Entire Esports Event into One Big Game

Dallas, Texas was recently the host city for the very first OP Live esports event. Produced by eGency Global in collaboration with SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall and powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, this family-friendly video gaming event was thoughtfully designed to feature something for everyone. There were esports competitions, including the […]

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09 Oct 2018

Student Empowerment: At OP Live, Tyler Schrodt Discussed the 6 Steps for Establishing a Collegiate Esports Program

The first OP Live Dallas esports event was recently held at the Irving Convention Center. The event served as both a thrilling esports competition and esports educations summit. For example, it included the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas and provided ways to help students in attendance to create their own esports programs at […]

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05 Oct 2018

Twitch Director Mark “Garvey” Candella at OP Live Dallas: The Future of Esports is High Schools and Colleges

The inaugural OP Live Dallas esports event recently took place at the Irving Convention Center. In addition to hosting the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament in North Texas and a day-long Fortnite “Bounty Royale Brawl,” a significant focus of the event was to educate attendees about various aspects of gaming and esports. There were workshops for […]

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04 Oct 2018

OP Live Dallas Wraps Up Inaugural Esports Event, Winners Announced

The one-of-a-kind, family-friendly esports event brought students, parents, academia and industry together for lively gaming competitions, education sessions, meet and greets with esports pros, interactive experiences and more. DALLAS – October 4, 2018 – Over the weekend of Sept. 22-23, 2018, more than 2,500 esports fans, parents, academics and industry leaders attended the first annual […]

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01 Oct 2018

Sports: The Heart of the Overwatch League is Still Beating

“Basketball is not a sport. Basketball is a game. The NBA makes it a sport by wrapping structure and fanfare around it.” Pete Vlastelica, Chief Executive of Esports at Activision Blizzard, said that in a recent interview with the New York Times. This gets to the heart of it, doesn’t it? Peruse the comments for […]

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