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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25 Sep 2018

Esports Viewers Believe Sponsors are Essential to the Success of the Sport

Seventy-two percent of esports viewers believe that sponsors are critical to the success of esports. That’s according to a recent survey conducted by Simmons Research on behalf of Activision Blizzard. The video game producer was looking for information regarding viewer attitudes about the premiere season of its Overwatch League. “While we’ve been led to believe […]

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20 Sep 2018

Get Ready North Texas’ Premiere Esports Event – OP Live Dallas!

OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel will kick off this past weekend, Sept. 22-23, 2018, at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. Purchase tickets. The event is produced by eGency Global in collaboration with SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top-ranked graduate school for video game design in the […]

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20 Sep 2018

Esports Events and Second-Party Data

Esports knows data. After all, the very field on which matches are played is actually a series of ones and zeros. But there is another set of data that’s equally as important to successful events – marketing data. Recent issues, such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal (where a political firm gathered Facebook user data in […]

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