Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel has announced that they will resume live, live events at Esports Arena Arlington on July 9. The Overwatch League team will take the stage against the Houston Outlaws.
This is a huge step forward for esports in returning to the real world after more than a year of mostly online tournaments. This will be the first OWL match to be held at a team’s home ground as the tournament only features online matches. There have been smaller local events and tournaments closed to the public already this year, but this is important as the Dallas Fuel vs Houston Outlaws game will be one of the first major live events. in the United States since the pandemic.
Outlaws will play remotely outside the arena. Masks will be required at the event and the arena will only be at 50% capacity.
It’s part of an emerging trend towards esports, as events reopen to the public around the world. In Europe, the League of Legends European Championship has begun to feature matches against teams in the same neighborhood for the first time since March 2020. Meanwhile, the Call of Duty League announced. that they will reorganize LAN matches for Major IV. .
Tickets for the July 9 game are $15 and will go on sale June 16 to the general public and June 15 to EnvyUs members.