LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – Longview ISD partnered with prominent video game developer Gearbox for their Lobo Game Fest on Saturday.

The event was held at Foster Middle School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a press release, there was a variety of video game industry speakers and vendors at the festival including presentations from:

  • Gearbox, developer of the Borderlands video game series
  • Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M’s collegiate gaming program
  • Tray Thompson with the Dallas Mavericks NBA 2k Team, Mavs Gaming
  • Jody Farmer, Intercollegiate Esports Coordinator at OU
  • Matt Miller from the Texas Film Commission
Photo courtesy of Longview ISD.

“This event is a celebration of the gaming industry and the creative talents of Longview ISD students. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a casual player, or simply curious about the gaming industry, this festival has something for everyone.”

Longview ISD

They hosted a Guilty Gear Strive Tournament with a grand prize of $1500, a Smash Bros Tournament for elementary students with a $150 GameStop gift card grand prize, a cosplay competition, a student gaming project and creation showcase and a Hall of Gamers to showcase independent game studios.

To learn more about Lobo Gaming Fest email Longview ISD Community Relations at ask@lisd.org, call 903-381-2235 or visit Longview ISD online.