Pro Football Retired Players Association (PFRPA), a retired NFL player association chaired by sports and NFL icon, Jim Brown, will host its first Gridiron Gaming Tournament at the Mavs Gaming Hub this week in Dallas on Saturday, June 22, 2019. This PFRPA Media event will create an interactive experience for traditional sports fans and eSports fans alike.
Attendees will be able to engage with some of their favorite retired NFL players. As a family-friendly event, the Gridiron Gaming Tournament will offer attendees an opportunity to interact with retired NFL players; win prizes; visit with partnering businesses; and listen in on panel discussions.
Leaders in eSports will provide attendees insights on the growing industry. An “Investing in eSports” panel will discuss the ecosystem of eSports, and how to strategically interact with this growing industry. A “Traditional Sports Media vs eSports Media” panel will highlight challenges and success stories, focused on the convergence of eSports and traditional sports media. An “eSports For Social Good” panel will discuss the philanthropic initiatives created through eSports.
The Mavs Gaming Hub, site of the Gridiron Gaming Tournament, is one of the premier eSports facilities in the nation, located in the heart of the DFW metroplex. The venue is a 13,000-square foot state-of-the-art gaming facility just east of downtown Dallas. It features a 4,800-square foot gaming arena, including a 36-foot stage, with 5v5 gaming desks and a 35-foot gaming screen. It also houses the Mavs Gaming Team, which is part of the NBA 2K League.
Added Hall of Famer and PFRPA Vice-chairman Dave Robinson, “The rapid development of gaming provides an opportunity for retired NFL players to connect with fans in the U.S. and around the world. The eSports industry is thriving, and it allows retired players to be part of exciting, new possibilities.”