AUSTIN, TEXAS - June 26, 2018 - Rooster Teeth, the entertainment and media company behind the wildly popular comedic Halo-inspired series, Red vs Blue, are collaborating with the Houston Outlaws of Blizzard’s Overwatch League at RTX Austin to produce Rooster Teeth’s most ambitious crossover since the RWBY cast showed up in a fighting game.
The Houston Outlaws are riding into town, drawn by the immense gathering of gamers and fans settling into Austin for the weekend. They’ve laid down a challenge - to throw down against the Funhaus crew, to pit themselves against the combined might of the city of Austin, and they are challenging the gaming community to prove their mettle against other local gamers.
Here are the activities that the Houston Outlaws have planned for RTX Austin:
ROOSTER TEETH SHOWDOWN
Attendees are encouraged to show up and face off against each other in 12-player Free For All battles to be the last gunner standing. Winners are entered into a raffle for a one-of-a-kind statuette.
OUTLAWS VS FUNHAUS
Some of the world’s best Overwatch players will battle it out in live, on-stage show matches, as the Funhaus crew go up against the Houston Outlaws. Triumph, comedy, or tragicomedy awaits - fans won’t want to miss this!
OUTLAWS VS AUSTIN
Gamers can take your shot and prove themselves by signing up to take on the Houston Outlaws. How well can gamers fare against one of the best Overwatch teams in the world? Do Austin gamers have a chance to come out on top? Only one way to find out!
The last time Third Label showed up with handfuls of limited-edition Outlaws apparel, the speed in which it all got snatched up left a whirlwind in Houston. Now they’ve taken their fan-favorite designs and merchandise to Austin. Gamers are encouraged to get their merch fast. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
The team is coming for the Austin Outlaws fans - with gifts! Fans should get it quick; it’ll go fast.
RTX Austin takes place at the Austin Convention Center, JW Marriott, Fairmont and Hilton in downtown Austin August 3-5. Single Day and Weekend tickets to RTX Austin can be purchased for $50 - $110 at rtxaustin.com. To receive up-to-date information on RTX’s programming and exhibitors, follow RTX and Rooster Teeth on Twitter.
ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group.
ABOUT HOUSTON OUTLAWS
The Houston Outlaws is OpTic Gaming's Overwatch League franchise and one of 12 teams competing in the inaugural season of the League and represents the South Texas region of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. The Houston Outlaws is a significant milestone in OpTic's history and an opportunity for the organization to continue to shape the future of esports. Learn more and follow the team on the team’s official YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/Outlaws