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In-Game Leaders Summit - Meet esports industry executives & enjoy free play and earn prizes

In-Game Leaders Summit
The Esports Stadium Arlington will host the inaugural In-Game Leaders Summit this Sat., Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This event is designed for students, parents, and all school personnel who may be interested in learning more about esports and in an opportunity to meet some of the prominent universities and employers in the esports space.  There will be several esports organizations represented, including Twitch, LA Gladiators, Microsoft, Night Media, Acer, and Dell (demonstrating Alienware).  There will be professional teams represented, including Dallas Fuel, OpTic Gaming, Complexity, Luminosity, NRG, and the Houston Outlaws.  Several college teams will also be represented, including UT Arlington, Univ. of North Texas, OU, MSU, LSU, and Longhorn Gaming.

Several BISD members have been asked to play prominent roles in this event. Dr. Bret Jimerson, our Superintendent, will moderate the Local Programs Panel. Mr. Shawn Minor, BISD Trustee, will moderate the Vendors & Endemics Panel, and Lt. Col. Walter Blankenship, (ret. USAF) TX-801st AFJROTC, will host the Armed Forces Panel.

Many of you probably saw the recent $3 million win of the 15 year old in Fortnite's first ever solo world championship. While we won't have a prize pool of $3 million at this event, students will still be able to win fun prizes and bragging rights! You will hear the latest information about esports and may check out the vendor booths and obtain free merchandise. Also, the gaming center will be open and free to use by you and your family during this event.

We hope that you will JOIN US at the Esports Stadium this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 1200 Ballpark Way in Arlington, Texas 76011. Admission is FREE for BISD Students and Staff, with BISD ID. Just email your name to: Your name will be placed on the VIP list. (All others pay $5/ticket at this link:

Logo Competition
Based upon student feedback, we understand that students may want to add a symbol to the BISD Vortex logo (or have a symbol replace the logo completely?). As a result, we are opening up a competition so that students may make their voices heard.

If your students would like to create a new symbol for the BISD Vortex Esports Team, would you please encourage share this email with them and encourage them to do so by creating a new BISD Vortex symbol, saving their creation in jpg format, and submitting it via email ( to the BISD Vortex Esports team by Fri., Aug. 30, 2019?

Burleson ISD will launch this year's esports season with the new BISD Vortex symbol created by your student at the inaugural esports Fall Invitational!!! The Fall Invitational will be held at the Esports Stadium Arlington on Sat., Sept. 7, 2019 and will be hosted by BISD and Microsoft.

Games for 2019
If your students have a particular game that they would like to play this school year, we want to hear from them! Would you please ask them to let us know their game(s) of choice by completing the survey found at this link: