Eric Blockie is the general manager of the ASM Global-managed Tech Port Center + Arena in San Antonio, which opened in May. The venue includes a 24-hour gaming area and 2,500-seat technology arena plus a food and beverage offering unique to the live event industry. Tech Port is an expansive community project combining a sports arena, food hall and museum/conference/special event space, which will also serves as a hub for STEM programs. Located seven miles from downtown its LAN center will give gaming enthusiasts a place to meet, compete and sharpen skills with friends. In early May, the venue hosted an Overwatch League match between the Houston Outlaws and Dallas Fuel — the “Battle for Texas” — that marked the league’s first in-person event since 2020.