Home » H-E-B Joins Houston Outlaws As Official Partner In ESports
Grocery Industry Home Page Slider Independent Store News Marketing News Southwest Store News

H-E-B Joins Houston Outlaws As Official Partner In ESports

H-E-B Houston Outlaws partnership

Last updated on April 9th, 2019 at 03:57 pm

San Antonio, Texas-based H-E-B and the Houston Outlaws have partnered to bring the family-owned food retailer into the world of eSports through the team’s South Texas representation in Activision-Blizzard’s Overwatch League.

This partnership marks Houston Outlaws’ first partner branding integration on the sleeves of their uniforms, with H-E-B adorned on all home and away jerseys. The Houston Outlaws will make their first appearance with the H-E-B logo on their jerseys during the opening match of Stage Two, taking place on Saturday, April 13.

Through this partnership, the companies will collaborate to create unique reusable grocery bags, available exclusively at select H-E-B locations within the Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas.

With Houston Outlaws’ continued focus on community growth and fan engagement, H-E-B will act as the official food delivery partner of select Houston Outlaws watch parties. Fans also will have additional opportunities to meet their favorite Houston Outlaws players in-store at select H-E-B locations throughout the year.

“Our local communities comprise key elements of the Houston Outlaws’ identity, and H-E-B continues to play a major role in supporting the Houston, Austin and San Antonio markets,” said Ryan Musselman, president of Infinite Esports and Entertainment. “Through H-E-B, we can ensure our players have the proper food and nourishment they need to continue competing at the professional level.”

“We are excited to be an official sponsor of the Houston Outlaws,” said Cory Basso, H-E-B Group VP of marketing and advertising. “Our customers are participating in eSports, and we’re looking forward to our first eSports sponsorship in the Overwatch League.”

As one of the leading organizations competing in the Overwatch League, the Houston Outlaws represent Houston, San Antonio, Austin, College Station and surrounding areas. Boasting some of the most memorable personalities in the circuit, as well as an industry-leading localized outreach program, the Houston Outlaws also represents a significant milestone in the development of eSports history. Houston Outlaws’ #AnteUp ethos acts as a frontier toward shaping the new norm in eSports community engagement.

Infinite Esports & Entertainment is a diversified eSports and entertainment holdings company led by Neil Leibman (co-owner, Texas Rangers) and Musselman. Based in Texas, Infinite is building an ecosystemic structure around its teams and organizations and is looking to shape the future of eSports. Infinite is home to OpTic Gaming, Houston Outlaws and Obey Alliance; industry-defining eSports, media and entertainment organizations known for their global communities and successes across multiple eSports titles.

About the author

Treva Bennett

Senior Content Creator

After 32 years in the newspaper industry, she is enjoying her new career exploring the world of groceries at The Shelby Report.

Featured Photos

Featured Photo IDDBA Annual Convention
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX