Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Partners with Spawn Point to Launch Regional Esports Academy
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Grand Prairie, TX. May 20, 2019 – Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie today announced that they have partnered with esports specialists at Spawn Point to produce a series of events designed to entertain and educate families and esports enthusiasts throughout the region.
Named the Lone Star Park Esports Academy, the events will be held Saturday’s during the track’s Quarter Horse racing season beginning September 21st through October 26th. Admission to all events will be free. The Academy offers players the opportunity to experience esports firsthand while interacting with industry authorities and professional esports athletes.
“We partnered with Spawn Point because of their extensive knowledge and resources within the esports space,” said Paul Monroe, Director of Marketing at Lone Star Park. “This series of events promises to deliver a new and entertaining experience to the track.”
The Lone Star Park Esports Academy will include:
Esports Career Seminars
Led by esports industry authorities, the seminars are designed to orient players and their family toward possible careers in esports. Topics covered will include:
- An overview of the esports business – what it is and is not and the various careers involved
- Becoming a Pro Player – whether attaining professional status is right for you, how to get started and how to handle the rigors of being an esports athlete
- Becoming a Streamer – how to build a following as a content creator by cultivating and entertaining your audience; what opportunities are available for content creators
Beat the Pro Days
A series of fun competitions where regional esports players can go head-to-head against professional esports athletes from around the country. Prizes will be awarded.
A series of ad-hoc esports competitions designed for amateurs to try out new games in a simulated tournament environment and win prizes. Players can also network with esports professionals.
“Our mission was twofold,” said Hai Ng, Co-Founder of Spawn Point. “Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie looked to us to create a community-friendly series of events that are designed to de-mystify esports while introducing people of all ages to what has become a billion-dollar global activity that attracts players and spectators from multiple demographics.”
Spawn Point provides a full range of solutions for the burgeoning esports industry where it interacts with regulated gaming and integrated entertainment resorts industries. Specializing in creating advanced competitive environments, the Company provides hard-to-find expertise from these industries. For more information, visit www.spawn.pt
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and Global Gaming LSP. The track offers a 44-day 2019 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 18 and concludes on Sunday, July 21. Live racing will be held select Thursdays and select Fridays at 6:35 p.m. Saturday and Sunday race programs start at 2:35 p.m. (except Sexton Mile Day, April 28, Triple Crown Days; May 4, May 18 & June 8 which all have a 1:35 p.m. start). A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.
Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.