THE FRAG PRESENTED BY THE DR PEPPER ARENA
ABOUT THE FRAG
Frisco is the ultimate destination for sports fans of all kinds. It is home to five professional sports teams, multiple world-class facilities, prestigious medical and sports rehabilitation centers, national and international athletic organizations and an emerging esports community. Frisco is continuing to define the definition of a modern city by partnering with new esports and events group Metanine to bring you The Frisco Roundup of Advanced Gamers (Frag). The Frisco Frag combines the excitement of esports competition with an open Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) event.
Attendees can bring their gaming PC to the event and participate in coordinated live gaming with other attendees, or team up and take on opponents from the Internet.
Metanine is a new company created to focus solely on esports and community events. Metanine has created The Frag in order to bring the excitement of live competitive gaming to a new audience. Events will be held at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco and are designed to draw players, spectators, and sponsors from around the world. esports is the fastest growing sport in the world, and The Frag and The Frisco Invitational events are poised to make the city of Frisco a major hub for esports both now and in the future.
ATTEND THE FRAG
BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) is a gathering of people with computers (aka LAN Party) and is referred to by gamers as the ultimate social experience for gaming – playing online is awesome but meeting people you’ve been gaming with online takes it to the next level.
The ultimate way to experience a LAN party is to bring your gaming gear, plug into our network and have a great time.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LAN?
Ticket holders with BYOC seats will be able to play in BYOC Tournaments, play casually with friends, meet new people and check out everything else happening. The event will also include some PS4 tournaments, a VR showcase, and prize raffles.
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AT THE FRAG
Our events are focused on most everything you can do with computers, consoles and other forms of digital entertainment and culture. We organize tournaments and create a fun and safe atmosphere for all attendees.
Our LAN events are jam packed with fun activities and surprises every day. At our invitational events you will find many of the largest and most innovative companies that will be showcasing their latest hardware, games, gaming gear, and cool gadgets. In attendance will be many local game developers, pro gamers, and pro athletes. Invitational events include professional esports competitions featuring some of the most respected professional teams complete with cash prizes.
The Frag is located at the Dr Pepper Arena in the heart of Frisco. Surrounding activities include Stonebriar Mall, and The Star complex, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Frag host hotel, the Drury Inn hotel Frisco is located next door to the Dr Pepper Arena. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of our group rate, ID 2332048 for those that would like to stay as close to the event as possible (https://www.druryhotels.com/locations/dallas-tx/drury-inn-and-suites-dallas-frisco)
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The Frag brings together old school live gaming to today’s audience. It is expected that everyone who attends treat the community and community property with respect.
- All BYOC attendees will be required to register for an event pass.
- Computer and/or console hardware must go through event registration upon arrival and on departure.
- The most important rule is to have fun!
The Frag will provide tables, seating, power, and a lightning fast professional network. You bring the game.
- Personal computer or gaming consoles.
- Display / Gaming monitor.
- Keyboard, mouse, and/or appropriate console controllers.
- Headphones / gaming headset.
Please refer to the Dr Pepper Arena website here for a complete list of venue policies and prohibited items.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here are some questions that we get asked from time to time
1. What is the FRAG?
Frisco Roundup of Advanced Gamers, the FRAG. The Frag was the first professional esport standalone event that took place in Dallas back in 1997 and stood for the Foremost Roundup of Advanced Gamers. The same team that put together that historic event is bringing gaming home to Frisco. Frisco is the home of Sports City, U.S.A. which is home to seven professional sports teams and multiple world-class facilities and now becoming the home to the emerging esports community.
2. When are the FRAG events?
The second FRAG event will be April 27-29. The doors will open at 6pm on Friday the 27th and the event will close Sunday the 29th at 3pm.
There will be three FRAG events for 2018 with the first happening Feb 9th-11th, then April 27th to 29th and the last one for 2018 will be Sept. 14th to 16th.
3. Where will the FRAG take place?
The FRAG events for 2018 will take place at the Dr Pepper Arena located at 2601 Avenue of the Stars Frisco, Texas 75034. The event will be in main arena show floor.
4. How do I participate in the BYOC?
Register for the event by purchasing tickets, and decide which competitions or activities you wish to get involved in. Or perhaps you would like to organize your own community tournament?
5. Where can I stay?
The Drury Inn & Suites is right next door to the Dr Pepper Arena and we have negotiated a group rate for out of town attendees, or those that would like to stay close to the action.
Drury Inn & Suites Dallas Frisco
2880 Dallas Parkway Frisco, TX 75034
Flat rate of $139+tx/ngt pricing for the FRAG event
All guestroom rates to include the following amenities:
The Extras Aren’t Extra!
- Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
- Free 5:30 Kickback® – Hot Food & Cold Beverages (cocktails, beer or wine)
- Free Wireless Internet
- Free 60 Minutes of Long Distance
- Free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm)
- Free Local Phone Calls
- All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves for our guests.
- Drury Gold Key Club Loyalty Program
The Drury Inn & Suites Dallas Frisco also features:
- Two-Room Suite Upgrade
- 24-Hour Business & Fitness Centers
- Indoor Pool & Whirlpool
- Outdoor Roof Top Terrace
- 24-Hour Guest Pantry & Laundry Available
- Same Day Dry Cleaning (M-F) Available
- Free Parking in Covered Parking Garage
6. Is it safe to bring my hardware to the event?
Yes! 24 hour security will be provided by off-duty Frisco Police, and local Constables. All hardware brought in will be tagged and assigned to attendees. In order to be removed you will pass through event check-out where tags, identification, and descriptions will be checked to ensure event security. It is not recommended to leave loose peripherals, personal items such as wallets, cellular phones, or other devices of value unattended. The Frag is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
7. Do I need to bring any networking equipment or cables? What about wireless?
No. The Frag will be connected to the Dr Pepper Arena network which features a multi-gigabit Internet connection. In addition The Frag will provide a wired network for attendees. You may bring your own network cable if desired, ensure that it is Cat5E rated (or better). Additional hardware such as wireless routers, or network switches are not permitted. WiFi may be available for devices which specifically require it. Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are restricted, please check with the network operations team for channel assignments before use.
THE FRAG IS DEDICATED TO
Jerry Wolski is one of the un-sung heroes of the esports community, and was instrumental in conceptualizing competitive computer gaming prior to the term esports being coined.
Jerry, or P0liSh as he was known in the gaming community was one of the first competitive gamers in the early 1990s in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the undisputed home of 3D gaming. Such titles as Doom, Quake, and Duke Nukem were developed here. Everyone in the gaming community knew Jerry. His knowledge and experience was well known, and he spent many a late night at local studios helping developers refine and hone their games. He attended the first QuakeCon in 1996, and became one of the principal organizers in 1997 which was the largest gaming event in the world at the time.
While he was a very modest and humble person he also had a larger than life persona. He was always talking about the future in grand terms, and in exciting ways. His huge smile, animated story telling with large gestures — and always plenty of laughter — were unforgettable. Jerry wasn’t selling anything, he could see what the future was going to be and wanted to share it with everyone. His kindness and generosity combined with incredible enthusiasm compelled those around him to believe. He used this to help build success for himself and those around him. These qualities endeared him to all that knew him.
Jerry was a key contributor to The Foremost Roundup of Advanced Gamers (Frag) in 1997. As the director of events, he was deeply involved in the first open LAN tournament event to feature professional players and cash prizes. Jerry also designed the logo, website, and back-end technology that powered the event. It is from these beginnings that today that we have The Frag – The Frisco Roundup of Advanced Gamers.
Jerry passed in 2007 at the age of 32. We at Metanine would like to dedicate The Frag to his memory, and would like to take the opportunity to share our memories about a man who helped pave the way for the esports community.