Esports Awards 2021: North Texas in international spotlight

Just after remaining held in London for its first various a long time, the Esports Awards has located a dwelling in North Texas at Esports Stadium Arlington.

ARLINGTON, Texas — All eyes of the aggressive gaming world will be on North Texas this weekend as the Esports Awards holds its second party in the Lone Star Condition.

The internationally regarded awards display planted its roots back again in 2016 in London and held its first a few gatherings throughout the Atlantic Ocean.

But now, the CEO of the awards clearly show tells WFAA the event has identified a property in Texas many thanks, in element, to Esports Stadium Arlington, which sits appropriate future to the houses of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.

The celebration is established for Saturday at 8 p.m. and will be livestreamed on Twitch.

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What are the Esports Awards?

The Esports Awards is a celebration of the competitive gaming marketplace with awards handed out to a variety of companies, experienced gamers and party hosts.

Esports as a full is continuing to make a name for itself between the general sporting world. In accordance to facts from the awards exhibit, the esports sector marked its to start with billion-greenback year in 2021. It can be envisioned to hit 1.61 billion by 2024.

The exhibit honors these in the sector with awards ranging from firm of the 12 months to Personal computer participant of the calendar year to even collegiate program of the 12 months.

The awards exhibit includes nominees from across the entire world to honor achievements in aggressive gaming.

Esports Awards CEO Michael Ashford credits the neighborhood for esports’ ongoing growth even for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is a genuinely good time for the industry. And I assume a great deal of

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Kansas shocks Texas again as Longhorns drop five straight games for first time since 1956

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Just 10 games into the Steve Sarkisian era at Texas, the Longhorns matched a historic low on Saturday night with a 57-56 loss to Kansas in overtime. It was Texas’ fifth straight loss, marking the first time the Longhorns have dropped five straight since … 1956! Kansas, meanwhile, picked up its first Big 12 road win since 2008. 

The last time Texas lost five straight games in 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, “The Ten Commandments” was the biggest movie in the world and the Longhorns’ lone win of the season was on the road against Tulane — an SEC program at the time. The last time Texas lost to Kansas in football was 2016, and coach Charlie Strong was fired at the end of that season. 

Kansas scored 21 unanswered points during an 85-second flurry at the end of the first half thanks to a fumble and pick-six from freshman quarterback Hudson Card, one of two quarterbacks that the Longhorns used against the Jayhawks. 

Texas came back from a 49-35 fourth quarter deficit to tie the game and force overtime thanks to some heroics from quarterback Casey Thompson. The upperclassman threw a touchdown to Cade Brewer with 22 seconds left to force overtime and completed an 8-yard pass to Marcus Washington in the first overtime. However, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels made an unbelievable play on a two-point conversion to clinch the win. 

Daniels was brilliant in his first start of 2021 for the Jayhawks, throwing for 202 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Running back Devin Neal rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns of his own to keep pace with the Longhorns. Texas quarterbacks Thompson and Card combined for four turnovers. 

By the end of the fourth quarter, Kansas fans were chanting “S-E-C” at the

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