LOS ANGELES — September 27, 2018 - The Houston Outlaws and The London Spitfire, two of the franchises in the inaugural class of the Overwatch League, are partnering up to bring the fans a first-of-its-kind event with the Overwatch Gilded Gala Presented By The Houston Outlaws and The London Spitfire. The event will feature two showmatches, one in London, England and one in Houston, Texas, giving the hometown fans of the franchises a first look at their star players before the next competitive season.
"The Houston Outlaws are super excited to be able to visit the beautiful city of London,” said Matt “Flame” Rodriguez, General Manager of the Outlaws. “As a team with a major focus on fan connection we are beyond pleased to be able to join our friends at the Spitfire to bring positive fan engagements to a passionate esports community and we are really excited to welcome the London team to our home for BBQ and tacos at a later date"
“We’re really excited to have put something special together for the fans, and it’s been great teaming up with the Outlaws to do it,” said Jack Etienne, CEO & Owner of the London Spitfire. “The amount of support we’ve gotten from our hometown fans continues to be phenomenal and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the team in London. The Overwatch Gilded Gala is going to be an event to remember for both the cities of London and Houston.”
The event will feature three to four star players of the Outlaws and Spitfire engaging in unique and fun game modes, such as 1v1s, mystery heroes, fans playing with the pros, and more. In addition to the Overwatch action, the event will feature local social media personalities in attendance, unique giveaways, and cultural highlights of each iconic city. The Overwatch Gilded Gala will bring together the passionate fanbases of both The Houston Outlaws and The London Spitfire for an event dedicated to the fans and where the love of Overwatch can be shared by all.
About The Houston Outlaws
The Houston Outlaws is Infinite Esports & Entertainment's Overwatch League franchise and one of 12 teams competing in the inaugural season of the League, representing Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and neighboring regions. The Houston Outlaws are a team built on their unwavering, passionate, positive community of fans from around the world and players whose drive to win is unmatched.
About The London Spitfire
Founded in 2017, The London Spitfire are proud to be an inaugural franchise of the Overwatch League. During Season 1, the Spitfire became the first-ever Stage Champions, and would eventually go on to become the first Grand Finals Champions in the history of the Overwatch League with a roster that featured four All-Stars.