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  • Why esports has rich guys plunking down millions to buy in now

    Until Dallas energy mogul Ken Hersh invested $35 million to buy a large chunk of Team Envy and move the team's 50 professional players and headquarters to Dallas, many of us hadn't paid much attention to esports — where professional gamers square off in teams to the delight of thousands of spectators gathered in arenas.

  • Team Envy’s move to Dallas, Overwatch franchise come together in rapid-fire marriage

    Meetings with more than a dozen possible partners hadn’t borne fruit and the clock was ticking. Video game publisher Activision Blizzard was just weeks from announcing charter members of the Overwatch League, and on June 1, Riot Games demanded applications for permanent spots in its League of Legends circuit by mid-July.

  • Esports scene flourishes in Dallas-Fort Worth

    When Nabil Pervez moved to Frisco, Texas, in 2003, the then-13-year-old felt out of place.

    Pervez rode through the small suburb of Dallas, with roughly 34,000 people at the time, and saw hills of green and cattle. Originally from Chicago, the big-city teen's life had certainly changed.

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