Posts Tagged ‘esports’

St. Louis Sports Accelerator Launching Program in Frisco

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

A St. Louis, Missouri sports startup accelerator is making its move into North Texas. 

Stadia Ventures announced Friday that it’s aligning with LaunchPad City in Frisco to launch its first accelerator program in the region, which will debut a new …

Change of Venue: SMU Guildhall Planning Move Away From Plano

Posted by Heather Noel

Southern Methodist University’s graduate program for game design is planning to relocate from Plano to the main Dallas campus by 2020.

The forthcoming move comes as the university has put its Plano campus on the market. Though days are numbered, …

Mavs Gaming to Bring Esports Arena Online in Deep Ellum

Posted by Lance Murray

Mavs Gaming will open an a multipurpose esports arena at the Dallas Mavericks’ former headquarters in Deep Ellum, giving Mark Cuban’s esports enterprise a new home that will be ready in time for season tip-off of NBA 2K in May.

Getting in the Game: Arlington Repurposing Convention Center into Esports Stadium

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Competitive video gaming is coming to Arlington, putting roots down the street from where the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys play.

The city announced plans Wednesday to open a 100,000-square-foot Esports Arlington Stadium. The venue could be hosting digital competitions …

Gaming & Esports: Driving Innovation in North Texas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Competitive gaming is big business, with major teams drawing large fanbases, and Dallas-Fort Worth quickly is becoming an esports hub. Several major esports teams are relocating to the region, and have drawn major investments from some of DFW’s most notable

Year In Review | Our Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

Posted by Dallas Innovates

As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take a walk down memory lane at the most popular stories with our readers.

The list encompasses everything from stories about the growth of local startups to capturing how new developments …

Dallas’ NBA 2K Team Announces Name, Logo & Social Media

Posted by Jewels Clark

Dallas’ NBA 2K League team has announced its new name, logo, and social media channels.

Mavs Gaming is the team name and the logo reflects the Dallas Mavericks colors of white, off-white, and royal blue.

“We wanted a symbol that …

Dallas Company Launches First Social Media Index for Esports

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

North Texas is quickly becoming an epicenter for esports and now it’s home to the first social media index dedicated to the industry. 

MVPindex started as a social media index and valuation platform for sports and entertainment. Recently, it announced …

Jerry Jones, John Goff Acquire Esports Giant Complexity Gaming

Posted by Lance Murray

Fort Worth-based real estate magnate John Goff and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ family have entered the global esports arena by acquiring Complexity Gaming, one the nation’s top esports organizations.

Complexity Gaming will relocate its operations from Georgia to The …

Team EnVyUs has Chosen Name for Dallas Overwatch League

Posted by Jewels Clark

Team EnVyUs is making headlines again by announcing its team name and logo for the Dallas Overwatch League.

In August, EnVyUs told ESPN about its relocation to Dallas and continued to make eports news by acquiring the Dallas Overwatch League …

POWERING UP:
The Gaming Industry
in Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas has played a major role in the gaming industry for more than two decades. Here’s a curated list of our esports and gaming news — leading off with a bit of history to get you started. 

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Gaming Goldrush: Is Frisco Poised to Become an Esports Capital?

Posted by Jewels Clark

Esports has everyone scrambling to find their niche inside the rapidly growing market, but industry leaders agree that Frisco ranks high on the scoreboard for a gaming capital.

On Thursday, Frisco’s LaunchPad City hosted a panel of North Texas leaders …

Texas Rangers Co-owner Helps OpTic Esports Team Expand

Posted by Jewels Clark

OpTic Gaming is expanding its reach in the esports world by teaming up with Texas Rangers co-owner and Summer Energy CEO Neil Leibman.

According to ESPN, Leibman led a group of investors, which helped OpTic secure a $20 million …

UNT Hits ‘Play’ for Esports Enthusiasts With The Nest

Posted by Lance Murray

Esports is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the country, and the University of North Texas hopes to get in on the action with a new practice space called The Nest.

The facility inside the Media Library is scheduled to open …

Esports Teams OpTic, EnVyUs Reportedly Relocating to Dallas

Posted by Lance Murray

Two major esports teams — OpTic Gaming and Team EnVyUs — are packing up their computer equipment and relocating to Dallas, according to news reports.

OpTic Gaming, a very successful Call of Duty sports team, is moving its headquarters to …

Deep Space Ventures Closes Two $500K Investments

Posted by Lance Murray

Deep Space Ventures has closed $500,000 investments each for two companies, continuing a busy year and half of activity for the Dallas-based venture capital firm.

The companies are Austin-based Self Lender and Haste, which is headquartered in Atlanta.

Deep Space …