New recreation area planned at Midland County Horseshoe

Major gaming expo coming to Horseshoe Arena this weekend

Gamers from across West Texas and beyond are set to experience the utlimate gaming expo in Midland this weekend.

Urgent Fury, Patriot Games, Unified eSports Association and Double Dave’s have joined forces to bring the first ever Texas Battle Bowl eSports and Gaming Expo to the Horeshoe Arena in Midland from Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1.

The event will feature tournaments, giveaways and interactive experiences for gamers of all ages. Included are console and PC gaming tournaments, tabletop tournaments and open gaming, according to organizers.

“This event has been a dream to launch in West Texas,” said Urgent Fury Director Shane Bell. “Normally a gamer has to go to other cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Austin or Houston to experience an event on this scale.”

Attendees of the Texas Battle Bowl will have a chance to make a difference in the local community by participating in Rescue Royale, during which players and spectators can make contributions to tournaments to boost the prize pool. Fifty percent of all contributions will go directly to the American Red Cross.

Rescue Royale is a monthlong fundraising event for the Red Cross.

“We are excited to bring a gaming expo to West Texas that is both fun and philanthropic,” said Patriot Games Owner, David Edwards. “This is an opportunity for gamers of all ages to
come together and have a great time while helping the American Red Cross.”

Double Dave’s will be on hand to provide food and refreshments for attendees.

Tickets to the expo are available now online. For more information, visit

Urgent Fury is a longtime eSports tournament organization promoting good sportsmanship in gaming. Patriot Games in Odessa is a Veteran Owned Small Business featuring Retro Video Games, Card Games, Warhammer and more.

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