Press release:
TULSA, Okla. – Oct. 10, 2017 – VisitTulsa is proud to announce that the XPO Game Festival’s newest sponsor, Osage Casino, will present a number of eSports tournaments at the show! These events will be managed by Oklahoma eSports, and registration is open to the public. Tournaments include League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League, and Halo 5. Additional console fighting tournaments for Super Smash Bros. 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will be managed by Dragonslayer Games and Game Over Entertainment.

XPO is excited to provide a $10,000 prize pool for the League of Legends tournament, in addition to prize money for all competitions.

Building on the success of last year’s event, XPO 2017 boasts a jam-packed lineup of entertainment, attractions, and activities – including professional cosplayers, retro lounge, tabletop play, laser tag, VR showcase, indie alley, and musical acts. Attendees have much to look forward to October 13-15 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma!

Official XPO Schedule:

Schedule

“We’re excited to have Osage Casino on board as a presenting sponsor for our eSports tournaments,” says Matt Stockman, event manager at XPO Game Festival. “We’ve been working hard to create a bigger and better experience for our attendees – and our lineup of entertainment and attractions is proof of this. Every facet of game culture will have a spotlight at XPO!”

Highlights: Entertainment, Attractions & Activities
● Console Free Play – Xbox One pods and Surface device bar: Microsoft Store
● PC Free Play & Tournaments – League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Rocket League and Halo 5: Oklahoma eSports
● Console Fighting Game Free Play & Tournaments: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Super Smash Bros. Wii U: Dragonslayer Games and Game Over Entertainment
● Retro Lounge: OKgamers – Attendees can enjoy full-sized arcade cabinets and retro game consoles on CRT televisions.
● Laser Tag Arena: Bad Wolf Ops
● Cosplay Contest: Mythos Creations – Master-level costumers Saya, Hikaruhime, and Tsukiko who have won 25 awards (including 9 “Best in Show” prizes) will be judging the cosplay contest this year!
● VR Showcase: Novastar Gaming – Attendees can enjoy the latest (and greatest!) VR titles running on HTC Vive rigs.
● Tabletop Gaming Free Play & Tournaments – Magic: The Gathering: Alien Games
● Made in Oklahoma Showcase: Features local developers who have made games right in XPO’s backyard
● Indie Alley: This area will be packed to the brim with indie games and developers from around the world.

eSports Tournament Schedule

Game Day Time

League of Legends
Registration
Friday, October 13 –
Saturday, October 14 1:00pm (start)
4:00pm (end)

Overwatch
Registration
Saturday, October 14 –
Sunday, October 15 4:00pm (start)
1:00pm (end)

Hearthstone
Registration
Saturday, October 14 1:00-5:00pm

Rocket League
Registration
Saturday, October 14 2:00-4:00pm

Halo 5
Registration
Saturday, October 14 3:00-5:00pm

Super Smash Bros. 4
Registration Onsite Saturday, October 14 1:00-5:00pm

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Registration Onsite Saturday, October 14 3:00-5:00pm

Live Music
This year’s XPO Game Festival will also highlight some of the best in music – providing entertaining performances from Bit Brigade, The Returners, Heatbox, and Metroyd Myk:
Friday, October 13
8:00-9:00pm

Metroyd Myk
Most people don’t consider a vintage Nintendo Game Boy to be a musical instrument. Those people haven’t met Metroyd Myk.
9:00-10:00pm

The Returners
Everyone’s favorite game music played like never before – from Zelda to Undertale.
Saturday, October 14
7:00-8:30pm

Heatbox
The definition of “a one man show,” Heatbox takes the stage to deliver an incredible beatboxing performance. Get ready for both popular gaming tunes and original songs from this superlative indie artist. 8:30-10:00pm

Bit Brigade
Speedrun rockers Bit Brigade return to XPO for an encore performance. Attendees will get to watch them speed through classic Nintendo games while playing the soundtrack live! On the menu this year: Castlevania, Batman, and … DuckTales!

Pricing & Availability
XPO Game Festival tickets are available for purchase online through Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xpo-game-festival-tickets-30763390128

Weekend Passes (Friday-Sunday) are available for $65 with Single Day Passes (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) available for $35 each. A 25% discount is available for students only. Just type “Student” (capital “S”) after clicking on “Enter Promotional Code” when ordering through Eventbrite. All ages are welcome!

Registration for all eSports tournaments is available through Oklahoma eSports:
http://www.tournaments.oklahomaesports.com

Attendees can sign up onsite for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Super Smash Bros. 4 tournaments – along with other activities such as the cosplay contest and tabletop play.

XPO Game Festival
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GamesXPO
Twitter https://twitter.com/GamesXPO
Google Plus https://plus.google.com/101752100284261942731
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gamesxpo
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/xpogamefestival
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3IChA7GWlyxOFkhqeUnzw

VisitTulsa
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/visittulsa
Twitter https://twitter.com/VisitTulsa
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/TulsaCVB/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/visittulsa

About Osage Casino
Ever since Osage Casino opened its first casino in 2002, it hasn’t stopped growing. Osage Casino now boasts seven locations, all in Osage County. Located in Tulsa, Bartlesville, Sand Springs, Ponca City, Skiatook, Hominy and Pawhuska, Osage Casino prides itself on serving customers’ individual needs and exceeding guests’ expectations. All seven properties feature exciting gaming action as well as a variety of dining choices from a casual drink to an all-you-can-eat buffet. Overnight lodging is currently available in Ponca City and Skiatook, and a brand new resort hotel is now under construction in Tulsa. Scheduled to open in 2018, this addition will feature a brew pub, expanded event center and conference facilities. Osage Casino is committed to delivering exceptional personal service and offering guests the best gaming experience in Oklahoma. For more information on Osage Casino, please visit http://osagecasino.com.

About VisitTulsa
VisitTulsa, a division of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa Regional Tourism, is dedicated to promoting the Tulsa region as a premier destination for global leisure travel and convention business. VisitTulsa partners with area hotels, attractions and restaurants – leading a united effort to draw visitors to the region and grow the economic impact of the tourism industry. For more information on VisitTulsa, please visit http://visittulsa.com.

About XPO Game Festival
Presented by VisitTulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation, XPO is a festival for gamers, fans, developers, and game industry leaders. Join thousands of other gamers in Tulsa for a packed expo floor, panels and speakers – and a first look at new gaming technology. For more information on XPO, please visit http://xpotulsa.com.

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