Dallas, get ready to know your new hometown team: the Dallas Fuel. Team Envy, the NowTV Esports Industry Awards’ 2016 Esports Team of the Year and owner of the Dallas-based team competing in the Overwatch League™, revealed Dallas Fuel as their Overwatch team name for the new major global professional esports league. Owner Mike Rufail and his investment partners at Hersh Interactive Group chose the name Dallas Fuel for its symbolism to their home state of Texas and to appeal to a wide variety of esports fans, traditional sports fans, and gaming fans.
The Overwatch League from Blizzard Entertainment is the first major esports league to feature a city-based franchise structure; 12 franchises including the Dallas Fuel were selected for the inaugural league season. Built from the ground-up for online and team competition, Overwatch is Blizzard’s fastest game to reach 30 million players.
Bringing an Overwatch League franchise to Dallas with the Dallas Fuel is just the beginning…We plan to make the area a hub for esports culture and fandom—with professional teams, an arena for thousands of cheering fans to watch live competitions, training centers and more…
Owner, Dallas Fuel
The Overwatch League begins preseason play on December 6, with a series of exhibition matches featuring all 12 teams. The regular season will begin on January 10 and run into June, with playoffs and finals in July 2018. For more information on the Overwatch League, visit overwatchleague.com
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