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New look at sprawling Dallas esports facility for Empire, Fuel, & Envy

Published: 13/Nov/2019 0:54 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:03

by Brad Norton


Team Envy CEO Mike ‘hastr0’ Rufail has unveiled a first look inside the upcoming Dallas-based esports facility that is set to house multiple powerhouse rosters.

Dedicated esports facilities are on the rise throughout North America of late, with organizations such as 100 Thieves and Complexity all locking down enormous headquarters to call home.


With both the Call of Duty League and the Overwatch League kicking off home and away games in 2020, hastr0 has showcased the Dallas-based training facility that his teams will practice out of when not on the road.

From the recently announced Dallas Empire roster to the restructured Dallas Fuel lineup, as well as a wide array of Team Envy players and staff, there’s a space for everyone to hone their craft.


Starting the tour of “one of the premier esports facilities in the world,” hastr0 first walked through the giant office space and addressed the fact that one of the conference rooms would be built into a state of the art production studio.

“One of the things we’ve always wanted to do with our content is [to] create live, scheduled programming,” he explained. From live podcasts to high-quality roundtable discussions with all manner of professional players, content is set to be a huge focus once the facility opens its doors.

Continuing on, it was revealed that the Dallas Fuel and the Dallas Empire teams would be training in close proximity. Backing onto one another, each team will receive its own private space to scrim and strategize at will.


Additionally, the Team Envy Overwatch Contenders roster will have an exclusive space as well as the CS:GO team under the black and blue banners.

Twitter: Dallas EmpireThe Dallas Empire roster from left to right: Clayster, iLLeY, Shotzzy, Crimsix, and Huke.


“All of the support, front-office, back-office staff” will be working out of the new facility in order to truly centralize the organization’s efforts.

Furthermore, hastr0 described how in the future, “people from the public, fans of our organization” will be able to enter the enormous facility and enjoy a luxurious ‘player lounge.’ 


It’s here that Team Envy will host watch parties, meet and greet sessions and a whole lot more in order to get dedicated Dallas-based esports fans engaged in new ways.

Dallas ObserverDallas Fuel were one of the first Overwatch League teams to host a home-game event in 2019


There’s no set date as to when the doors will officially open, however with the Call of Duty League and Overwatch League kicking off in the very near future, it’s a safe bet to assume that early 2020 is the targeted window. 


With various other high-profile organizations having recently revealed large-scale headquarters of their own, it certainly seems as though the trend will continue for many teams down the line.


Fortnite FNCS Season 4 Week 2: results & final placements

Published: 19/Oct/2020 4:27

by Brad Norton


The Fortnite Champion Series is already through to its second week and we’ve got you covered with a complete rundown on all of the latest action.

With the first week of competition being a rather lopsided affair across the board, week two was a chance for most Trios to claim their revenge. From reigning champs to hungry up and comers, this round of the tournament was much tighter than the first.


Following a series of qualifiers, teams had just six matches to prove themselves on the final day. It was intense from start to finish with wins going to a wide assortment of Trios

Another $36,855 was up for grabs, but only one team could walk away with the lion’s share. Here’s an overview of how it all played out in week two.


FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA Eeast recap – Week Two

Bucke, Khanada, & Kreo closed out the NA East win last week, whereas this week, they failed to crack the top 10. It was time for others to launch themselves into the spotlight and that’s just what Zayt, Saf, and Stretch did.

Together, they put up 214 points across the six lobbies. This pushed them into the top spot with a near 50 point lead over the second-best team. While it may not have been quite as lopsided as last week, the top of the pack still led by a considerable amount.

Familiar faces like Reverse2k, Ceice, Bizzlie, and plenty of others all found themselves in the top 10 and in the money this time around. With only one week left before the finals, however, it’s going to be a mad rush to secure a spot in the closing showdown.


FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA East results – Week Two (Top 15)

Place Players Points
1 Zayt, Saf, & Stretch 214
2 Jamper, Bugha, & Avery 168
3 Knight, RogueShark, & Av 164
4 Unkown, casqer, & smqcked 153
5 Clix, illest, & Bizzle 151
6 Deyy, Mero, Reverse2k 145
7 Ajay, Roqz, & vyx 130
8 Commandment, Cented, & Edgey 129
9 Voil, Rocaine, & Teejay 129
10 Chap, Coop, & Whofishy 121
11 Ceice, Furious, & Blake 116
12 Zexrow, Calc, & Mackwood1x 108
13 OliverOG, Pulseonix, & Larson 98
14 Narwhal, Zlem, & Bank 94
15 Kremon, Bucke, & Demonada 93

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA West recap – Week Two

On the opposite side of things, it was pure dominance from a familiar Trio. The same lineup that closed out week one with a commanding lead kept their form heading into week two. Arkhram, rehx, & EpikWhale soared to the front with 236 points across six games.

More than 30 points ahead of the second-best and 75 points over the third-placed team when all was said and done. They’re clearly the frontrunners for the region and that doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA West results – Week Two

Place Players Points
1 Arkhram, rehx, & EpikWhale 236
2 Reet, wavydfavs13, & wavys 204
3 NorCal Mony, jayrosez, & sym 161
4 Kono, Salvo, & Dex 158
5 Beast, Wheels, & Tautai 155
6 Poodle, maken, & kenshi 147
7 BumHuevos, caleb, & verT 142
8 NateXX, 50cal blizy, & spideyy 142
9 SkipperXX, Zinqxz, & egirl slayer7647 135

One week of regular competition remains before we reached the finals for FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4. Keep your eyes peeled for results this time next week.