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A Look Inside UT's New Esports Arena
"...held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena on October 11, 2023. The arena, coupled with..."

Nov. 16, 2023 Photo Gallery

UT-Austin’s Esports Level Up
A new state-of-the-art gaming arena creates a space for all students
"...but a new eye-catching space, branded the Alienware Longhorn Esports Arena, glows in its lowest level. Surrounded by 30-plus..."

Nov. 17, 2023 Screens Feature by Derek Udensi

Austin Trail of Lights Preview Party Promises Food, a Ferris Wheel, and Asleep at the Wheel
Fundraiser offers early look at annual holiday display
"...ATX • Snap Kitchen • Cabo Bobs • Valhalla Esports Lounge • La Plancha • Zucchini Kill Bakery •..."

Nov. 2, 2022 Arts Post by Ali Juell

Sun Up to Sun Down: Thou Crushed Double-Shift at Oblivion Access
A great, lumbering beast from the bayou treads into Valhalla
"...venue in the Red River Cultural District, not the esports name stealers on West Sixth.) The unique 360-degree bar..."

May 14, 2022 Music Post by Robert Penson

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s xVERDE Competes in eMLS Cup at SXSW
John Bitsoe Garcia enters esports arena as the 11th seed

March 11, 2022 Sports Column by Eric Goodman

TikTok Talents, Metal Gods and Comedy Provocateurs Added as SXSW Keynotes and Speakers
With a week to go, the fest expands its speaker and podcast list
"...and host Kate Yeager as they discuss the metaverse, esports and the future of new and premium gaming experiences...."

March 1, 2022 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Atari Announces Plans for Austin Hotel
Yeah, like the games – but don't get too excited
"...for Austin, some hotels (sites TBA) will have dedicated esports venues and studios. Considering the rapid expansion of professional..."

Jan. 28, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UT Students Break Into E-Sports Through Longhorn Gaming
The university's independent organization gains notoriety in the competitive gaming world
"...UT, back when it was part of the Texas eSports Association (now called Tespa and partnered with Blizzard Entertainment)...."

Oct. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Derek Udensi

A Timeline of Collegiate E-Sports in Texas
"...July: Concordia opens its e-sports arena...."

Oct. 4, 2019 Screens Feature by Derek Udensi

Concordia University Unveils Facilities for New Esports Program
Local school enters the wild west of collegiate esports
"...by static purple screensavers glowing with the university’s new esports logo...."

July 30, 2019 Screens Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Announces Gaming Awards Winners
From Nintendo blockbusters to local faves
"...Esports Game of the Year PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds..."

March 17, 2018 SXSW Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Gaming at a Glance
From the Expo to the Awards, it's time to play
"...Battle­grounds mastermind Brendan Greene and former NBA champion, unofficial eSports ambassador, and owner of team Echo Fox, Rick Fox...."

March 16, 2018 Screens Feature by Milo Webb

Darren Aronofsky Speaking at SXSW
Mother! director, plus Keith Urban and more added
"...announced its headliners, including Turner Sports' vice president of Esports Christina Alejandre...."

Oct. 10, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Gaming Announces Dates and Headliners
The festival hype train leaves the station
"...titles and technology, as well as watch the top eSports players go head-to-head. The awards celebrate the best interactive..."

Sept. 14, 2017 Screens Post by Bailey Shelden

SXSW Gaming Events
The little brother of the Fest grows up
"...Competitive types should seek out the Esports Stage, where high-level players of League of Legends, DOTA..."

March 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Tucker Whatley

SXSW Announces Gaming Award Nominees and Hosts
WWE star Xavier Woods to co-host ceremony in March
"...Esports Game of the Year Awarded to the online game..."

Jan. 25, 2017 Screens Post by James Renovitch

No Badge Required
Your guide to free events at week two of SXSW
"...of dollars will be on the line at the Esports Tournament Stage as teams go head-to-head in Super Smash..."

March 18, 2016 Features Feature by Tucker Whatley

SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists Announced
Mix of blockbusters and indie faves top the list of noms
"...Irish YouTube personality Séan "Jacksepticeye" William McLoughlin and professional esports host and interviewer Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico. You might not..."

Jan. 26, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

The Luv Doc: Medicate as Needed
Nothing takes the edge off dealing with edgy people like a blissful buzz
"...I have a friend who once spent nearly eight..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

SXSW Gaming Finalists Announced
Local noms include The Banner Saga, Talos Principle, & Rooster Teeth
"...Most Valuable Esports Team..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Local Video Game News
Esports news on the web, Barfcade comes to town, and more
"...of the best news sites covering the world of esports over the last few years. The joint venture, called..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Interactive Just Got Nerdier – and More Fashionable
Meet the new names picked up by the Conference
"...host of Nerdist News, as well as a veteran esports reporter and a lead writer on Daylight, a Zombie..."

Jan. 29, 2014 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

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