Houston Outlaws to host Southwest Showdown at SXSW Gaming Expo
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The Houston Outlaws will make their return to the SXSW Gaming Expo in March, where fans can get a chance to meet the professional Overwatch League team throughout the entire event.

During the weekend-long event, the Outlaws will host their second Southwest Showdown for SXSW attendees. The Showdown will take place from March 15 to March 17 and will feature 6-player free-for-all Overwatch matches. Winners will receive a goodie bag and will be entered into a raffle for a Houston Outlaws painted Mercy statue.

Alongside the Southwest Showdown, the SXSW Gaming Expo will be home to the Halo Championship Series Invitational as well as the sixth annual Gaming Awards to celebrate some of the most popular video game titles and their developers in 2018.

Related - Complete list of nominees for the 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards

With the SXSW Gaming Awards revealed last week, fans can now vote for their favorite candidates in each of the 21 different categories. Categories range from “Excellence in Narrative” to “Trending Game of the Year” to celebrate different areas of video games and game design.

The Houston Outlaws saw an 0-2 weekend in the Overwatch League’s Opening Week after having played the Toronto Defiant and the Boston Uprising. Houston will move forward into Week 2 where they will play the Hangzhou Spark and the New York Excelsior on Friday and Sunday, respectively.