North Texas hosting first-ever home match in eSports history; over 9,000 fans to attend

The eSports team Dallas Fuel is expected to make history on Saturday and Sunday when they host a two-day festival of Overwatch League competition featuring eight teams and 100 of the best professional gamers in the world playing to a sold-out live crowd of more than 4,500 people each day.

The Overwatch League is the first eSports league to offer city-based team competition, and the Bud Light Homestand Weekend represents the first home game for the Dallas Fuel – and the first home game in league history. All live matches were previously played in a studio in California.

The Dallas Fuel take on the Los Angeles Valiant on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. 

On Sunday at 5:15 p.m., the Fuel face off against in-state rivals the Houston Outlaws.

WHERE: Allen Event Center

200 East Stacy Road

Allen, Texas 75002

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28

Saturday – doors open 10 a.m.

Dallas Fuel vs. Los Angeles Valiant 4:15 p.m.

Sunday – doors open 10:30 a.m.

Dallas Fuel vs. Houston Outlaws at 5:15 p.m.

VISUALS: 4,500+ cheering sports fans packing a sold-out Allen Event Center

ComicCon-style festival, with fans in costume, tailgating and more

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.