DALLAS FUEL TO HOST FANS FOR LIVE OVERWATCH LEAGUE MATCH PLAYED AGAINST HOUSTON OUTLAWS
Fuel players will take the stage at Esports Stadium Arlington on Friday, July 9
DALLAS (June 14) – The Dallas Fuel are bringing live Overwatch League events back to North America. Owned by Dallas-based esports and entertainment company, Envy Gaming, the Dallas Fuel will welcome back fans to Esports Stadium Arlington (ESA) on Friday, July 9, for a day of Overwatch League viewing and fanfare.
ESA, which will operate at 50% capacity for the event, will open early to esports fans that want to meet up to watch the day’s other Overwatch League matches on the stadium’s giant LED screens and cap off with the Dallas Fuel players competing live from the stadium’s custom-built stage in the fan-favorite Battle for Texas series against in-state rivals the Houston Outlaws.
The Fuel are 2-1 versus the Outlaws in the 2021 Overwatch League season, having recently beat Houston in the knockout rounds to advance to the June Joust midseason tournament.
Tickets for the Dallas Fuel home event are general admission seating and cost $15. The public sale of tickets, as supplies last, begins Wednesday, June 16, at 11 a.m. CT on DallasFuel.com. All fans in attendance will be asked to wear masks.
Members of EnvyUS, Envy Gaming’s free membership club for esports and gaming fans, will receive exclusive presale access to purchase tickets for 24 hours before general admission tickets go on sale to the public. The EnvyUS presale will launch on Tuesday, June 15. EnvyUS Gold members will also receive a free VIP section upgrade including front section seating and a special swag bag. To sign up as an EnvyUS member, visit envy.gg/envyus.
Fans attending in person can purchase exclusive Dallas Fuel merchandise onsite and experience unique activations and rewards from Favor, Jack in the Box, Jack Link’s and more. Food and drink, including alcohol for guests over 21 years of age, will be available for purchase at ESA. Overwatch-themed cosplay is encouraged, with the Dallas Fuel offering special prizes to fans that participate. Parking at Esports Stadium Arlington costs $5 and is not included in the event ticket price.
“Our Dallas Fuel match is an important step in the return of live esports events in North Texas following nearly 18 months of online play,” said Justin Rojas, VP of Events at Envy Gaming. “Our fans have been clamoring to see our team play in person this season and we’re excited to finally be able to make that happen. We can’t wait to see the energy the crowd brings to the arena when our players take the stage.”
The Dallas Fuel are the first team in North America to host fans at an in-person Overwatch League event in 2021. Only the Dallas Fuel players will be competing from the arena stage at Esports Stadium Arlington; Houston Outlaw players will be patched in remotely.
The Dallas Fuel previously hosted Opening Weekend of the 2020 Overwatch League season at Esports Stadium Arlington and were the first Overwatch League team in history to host a live esports match in a home arena, as more than 4,000 people each day attended the sold-out, two-day Dallas Fuel Homestand Weekend series at Allen Event Center in 2019.
The Dallas Fuel v. Houston Outlaws match will begin at 5 p.m. CT on Friday, July 9, and will be broadcast on YouTube and OverwatchLeague.com. Fans can watch online to earn Overwatch League tokens for in-game rewards.
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Esports Stadium Arlington – July 9, 2021 Schedule (all times CT; match times are approximate and subject to change)
1 p.m. Doors open for EnvyUS Gold members, with on-stage photo opportunities
1:20 p.m. Doors open for General Admission
1:30 p.m. Watchpoint pregame show airs
2 p.m. Washington Justice v. London Spitfire match airs
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Gladiators v. Toronto Defiant match airs
5 p.m. Dallas Fuel players take the stage for Dallas Fuel v. Houston Outlaws match
About the Dallas Fuel
The Dallas Fuel is one of 20 teams competing in the 2021 season of the Overwatch League. The Dallas Fuel is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc., one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world, and fields a roster featuring the best talent from around the globe. The Dallas Fuel is the first team in Overwatch League history to host a home match in its home market. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.