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Overwatch League sells out first-ever home games

Overwatch League’s first-ever home market esports games at Dallas Fuel Homestand Weekend has already sold-out.

More than 4,500 fans are expected to attend across each of the two days at the Allen Event Center on April 27-28.

The Dallas Fuel Homestand Weekend is the first of three Overwatch League homestands this season in local markets.

“We’re excited to make history as Dallas hosts the first home game in Overwatch League history,” said Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail. “Homestand Weekend is going to be a great show for fans in North Texas, as many of the world’s top professional players will face off in eight live matches over two days. We’re proud to share this experience with the fans in attendance and the entire community watching around the world.”

The event will feature sponsor activations, a cosplay contest, Overwatch-themed photobooths, merchandise, and a live performance by electronic dance music artist Karma Fields.

Fans not in attendance can stream the matches on Twitch, the ESPN app, overwatchleague,com, the Overwatch league app and select international streaming platforms.

Starting in 2020, all 20 Overwatch League teams will be required to play half of their games in their respective home cities and the other half on the road.

Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, said: “After witnessing the amazing fan and community reaction of playing the 2018 Grand Finals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, we were excited to take the Overwatch League on the road again in 2019.

“We’re thrilled that the Fuel are hosting the first-ever home-market matches. This historic event is a true benchmark on the path to full home and away schedules in 2020.”

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