UST Partners with the Houston Outlaws on Inaugural Most Wanted Content Creator Search Finals
University of St. Thomas serves as a production partner with the Houston Outlaws for their inaugural Most Wanted Content Creator Search Awards Show that will broadcast LIVE on the Outlaws’ Twitch and Youtube channels on Thursday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m (CST). Other production partners include OAM Live, Megaphone.com and Astro Gaming. Two UST students interested in Esports also have the opportunity to work on the broadcast production and garner real-world experience.
3 Finalists to Receive Contracts with Houston Outlaws as Content Creators
At this LIVE event, celebrity judges will choose three content creators from four contestants, who will join the Outlaws to help the team entertain and capture key video moments throughout the year, as well as expand and provide more insider access to its players, their games and gamer lifestyle.
- Promo link for show: here: https://twitter.com/Outlaws/status/1338948433382674435/photo/1
- Original Video to solicit contestants for the MWCCS: https://twitter.com/Outlaws/status/1329092228321566720
UST Esports Program – Competitive Team and Academic Minor
University of St. Thomas jumped on the esports bandwagon, a multi-million dollar sports gaming business last year, and has formed a competitive team this February. UST will also offer an academic minor in esports beginning in fall 2021 teaching students about the industry within an ethical business framework. UST is the first university in Houston to have a competitive esports team and an academic program in esports.
UST and Houston Outlaws Esports Partnership
Justin Pelt, UST’s assistant director for Esports and Team Coach, said, “We are really excited to be collaborating with the Houston Outlaws on this event. We are honored for them to trust us to be a part of this decision-making process for their organization. I believe this is a great start to our partnership with them, and we have plans for further collaborations. Stay tuned for more details as UST looks to be trailblazers in this collegiate/professional esports partnership market.”
UST’s VP of Marketing Jeff Olsen is on the Celebrity Judge Panel
UST’s Vice President for Marketing Jeff Olsen is on the judging panel for the final event. Olsen is a former producer for MTV, WWE and Disney. Olsen will broadcast live from UST’s new micro-campus in Conroe, TX, the USTMAX Center located on Main Street.
He joins other celebrity judges Jake Lyon (Player, director of Talent Development & Brand Ambassador for the Outlaws & Overwatch League), Chris David G (CEO of Major Level Creative, founder of MLC Connect and former creative director of the Houston Astros & Dynamo) and DJ SKEE (world-renowned DJ, founder of Dash Radio, TV & Radio personality and official Minnesota Vikings Gameday DJ).
The Live Show Host is Malik Forte a former professional gamer, writer, television host and veteran in the video game landscape.
“The Outlaws are thrilled to select the winners of our 1st Annual Content Creator Search,” said Beasley Esports Chief Operating Officer Lori Burgess. “We have an exciting year planned and know that their creativity, fresh approach to content and love for the Overwatch game and Outlaws will be a hit with #OutlawsNation!"
During the broadcast, the team will also officially announce details of the Outlaws’ first VIP Membership Club as well as unveil the Overwatch League’s first approved team merchandise collection!
The event, sponsored by H-E-B, Samsung and Zenni, will be broadcast live on the Outlaws Twitch Channel.
The Houston Outlaws organization is part of Beasley Esports, the newest division of Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 62 stations (46 FM and 16 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States.
ABOUT BEASLEY ESPORTS:
Beasley Esports is the newest division of Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 62 stations (46 FM and 16 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. As a company, we are committed to creating high-quality cross-platform content for consumers; catering to esports and video game fans and fanatics. Beasley Esports brands include the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws, CheckpointXP, CheckpointXP on Campus, and Team Renegades, Beasley Esports is committed to delivering premier content and entertainment for professional and casual gamer.
The University of St. Thomas is Houston’s Catholic University. For more than 70 years, UST has graduated students into successful careers in medicine, education, business, public administration and more. As Houston grows, UST will continue to provide the strong leaders and skilled workers needed to meet those demands.