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The Last Word: Mike Rufail on Friday’s $1M Esports Win by The Dallas Fuel

by | Nov 7, 2022
On Friday night, The Dallas Fuel defeated the two-time world champions San Francisco Shock to become the 2022 Overwatch League Champions, winning the best-of-seven series 4-3. The finale  played out live onstage in front of thousands of fans at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, and was streamed on YouTube for a live audience of an estimated 325,000-plus concurrent viewers.
Longstanding Dallas Esports Franchise Takes on a New Name
by | Jun 28, 2022
Envy Gaming, a well-known name in the esports space, is retiring its branding but the competitive action will continue on.
OpTic Gaming Merges With Envy Gaming to Form a Combined North Texas Esports Powerhouse
by | Nov 8, 2021
The deal brings together Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez and Mike “Hastr0” Rufail—the leaders of OpTic and Envy, respectively—who have been longtime friends and esports rivals.
Envy Gaming owner Mike Rufail
The Founder of Envy Gaming Says the Popularity of Esports Is ‘Enormous and Growing’ in a Virtual Pandemic World and Beyond
by | Feb 18, 2021
2020 was "really an opportunity for esports to shine with traditional sports on hiatus" says Mike Rufail. The esports innovator talks about the team's new HQ in Victory Park, the pandemic's impact on esports, efforts to "get out the gamer" vote, and what's next.