Mainline Hosts First-Ever Overwatch Watch Party
We are thrilled to announce that one of our Founders, Houston-based esports company and studio, Mainline, will host the first-ever, official <a href=”https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/”>Overwatch League</a> video game fan “watch-party,” <b>this Thursday</b>, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The inaugural season opening-week match played in Los Angeles, between Overwatch League gaming teams, the Houston Outlaws and the Philadelphia Fusion, will stream and broadcast in real-time onto screens inside the expansive warehouse at the center of The Cannon Campus.
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“We are proud to host the first, official esports league season opener at the current Mainline studio and future gaming facility,” said FanReact founder and CEO Chris Buckner. “Houston has a proud fan base that is loyal to its home teams, and we’re excited to enable and energize esports enthusiasts who follow the Houston Outlaws.”
The Overwatch League’s twelve, city-based teams from across the globe are established as permanent franchises. The league’s Atlantic and Pacific Divisions consist of six teams each and will compete in this year’s initial, five-month season for the Overwatch League championship, which comes with a $1 million first place prize and up to $3.5 million in performance payouts and bonuses.
The Houston Outlaws, owned by the firm, Optic Gaming, has a roster of ten players who sport names like Clockwork and Rawkus. Each player is assigned a specialized character role, with the team goal to complete the virtual mission set forth by various Overwatch game challenges and missions.
Admission to the local watch-party is free and open to the public. Complimentary self-parking is available onsite. Six Houston-area food trucks will serve an array of dining options, and No Label Brewery will host complimentary beer service for guests 21 and over. This is a family-friendly event, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We’ll see you there!