South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...The Outlaws – along with the league they're a part of – are relatively new to the world of competitive gaming. In this case the competition takes place in the world of Overwatch, a 6v6, first-person shooter..."
"...Meanwhile gamers should get ready when e-sports heavy hitters the Houston Outlaws run Overwatch tournaments, while Full Sail University will bring its Full Sail on Tour truck to the show to launch their new collaboration with Rooster Teeth, Eighties-inspired game Fury Strike...."
"...In addition to that news, SXSW also announced the nominees in the awards’ 23 categories (read the full list below). No big surprises in the nom list as 2017 critical darlings Dishonored 2, Doom, Overwatch, and Inside lead the pack..."
"...As for the players, Valdoria is putting together a team focusing on Blizzard Entertainment's shooter Overwatch and Riot Games' popular League of Legends. The scholarships being offered, about 10 for the first year, ranging from $5,000 to $18,000 per student, should help attract some of the best and brightest to the fold..."
"...Some significant names are coming to SXSW Gaming this year with Nate Nanzer (commissioner of Overwatch League), Christina Alejandre (GM of ELEAGUE and VP of eSports for Turner Sports), Brendan Donohue (managing director of NBA 2K League), and Pete Vlastelica (president and CEO of Major League Gaming). These industry titans will be the centerpieces of the gaming sessions, which act as conversations between fans, developers, personalities, and the like..."