Favor Delivery Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for First Overwatch League Tournament of 2022

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Favor Delivery Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for First Overwatch League Tournament of 2022

Esports Stadium Arlington readies to host Dallas Fuel Kickoff Clash tournament (June 2-5)

 

**If you are a member of the press and interested in attending to cover the June 2-5 event or interviewing Dallas Fuel or Esports Stadium Arlington staff, please email [email protected]**

 

ARLINGTON (May 19, 2022) – The Overwatch League is headed to Texas, marking the first stop in the global esports league’s fifth season with competition at the Dallas Fuel Kickoff Clash presented by Favor held June 2-5 at Esports Stadium Arlington. Eight teams from the West region, which spans North America and includes the hometown favorites the Dallas Fuel, will qualify to compete at the tournament for a prize pool of $225,000. Thousands of fans in attendance will get the first chance to see their favorite teams and players compete on the arena stage in multiple matches over multiple days of Overwatch 2, the much-anticipated video game sequel in the Overwatch franchise. Overwatch 2 beta gameplay will also be available to fans onsite at Esports Stadium Arlington.

 

Tickets are on sale for the Dallas Fuel Kickoff Clash presented by Favor at fuel.link/kickoffclash.

 

Texas-based on-demand delivery service Favor, which sponsored the first-ever esports homestand weekend in 2019 and is a multiyear partner of the Dallas Fuel team, recently signed on as presenting sponsor of the event. The event sponsorship is incremental to Favor’s team deal with the Dallas Fuel, which includes Favor’s designation as the Official Delivery Service of the Dallas Fuel, and the brand plan to activate onsite with fan giveaways and VIP experiences.

 

Each day of the four-day tournament, one fan will win a VIP seat upgrade, signed Dallas Fuel jerseys, and an exclusive Swag Bag by participating in the Favor VIP Experience contest – all fans must do to enter is scan a dedicated QR code on their ticket. Favor will offer all fans in attendance access to an arcade, claw machine games, and the fan-favorite sign making station at their onsite booth.

 

Additional fan and brand activations onsite include:

  • Exclusive meet & greet with Gaku Space, voice of Overwatch hero Genji (this event is ticketed).
  • Cosplay Photo Station – Overwatch themed cosplay is encouraged and welcomed at the event, with appearances by special cosplay guests including Frostbite Cosplay and opportunities for fans to snap photos with their favorite Overwatch themed props.
  • Aim Lab Challenge – Fans can compete in Aim Lab’s training courses to achieve the daily high score and win exclusive prizes from the Dallas Fuel and Aim Lab.

 

Jack Link’s and Aim Lab are also sponsoring the event. Doors open at Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest turnkey esports facility in North America, for the Dallas Fuel Kickoff Clash presented by Favor on Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Bracket competition dependent on team seeding will follow throughout the weekend with the championship match scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at 3:30 p.m. CST.

 

North Texas is no stranger to hosting live esports events; in 2019, Envy Gaming hosted the first home team matches in front of a live crowd to a sellout crowd of 4,000+ attendees per day. Esports Stadium Arlington is now operated by Envy Gaming, the Texas-based esports and entertainment company that owns professional esports teams, operates content networks, and maintains a live and digital events business. Esports Stadium Arlington previously hosted the 2022 Call of Duty League Major I, 2021 Call of Duty League Major IV and Major V, as well as opening weekend for the 2020 Overwatch League season.

 

For more information, visit dallasfuel.com.

 

Event Specifics/Media Attendance Details

Where: Esports Stadium Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011. Parking at Esports Stadium Arlington is pay-to-park. 

 

Press Credentials: Approved media are allowed to come and go from the arena throughout the day with a Press Credential. Press Check In is required each day of the tournament. Each Press Credential will also grant the member of the press one general admission ticket to spectate from the arena floor. Backstage access is NOT allowed to members of the press.

 

Video/Photo Guidelines: Broadcast video footage is limited to capturing 10 minutes of footage during live matches. Certain areas of the event may have restricted filming or photography access. Press are not permitted on the competition stage at any time.

 

Food/Drink: Food and beverages are available for purchase at Esports Stadium Arlington. Outside food and drink are not permitted.

 

Press Visuals/B-Roll: B-Roll footage is available at this Dropbox link.

 

PR CONTACT: [email protected] or Greg Miller (call/text 214-542-9582) with any questions, interview requests, or if you require early access to the venue.

 

About Envy Gaming

Envy Gaming, Inc., is an entertainment and esports company based in North Texas. Founded in 2007, Envy is one of the most winning esports organizations in the world and has grown to include a network of competitive gamers, content creators and esports teams with global reach. Envy also operates Esports Stadium Arlington. Envy’s ownership group includes superstar Post Malone, esports industry pioneers Mike Rufail and Hector Rodriguez, and Gray Television. For more information, visit Envy.gg.

 

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