Lone Star Clash 1 revolutionized the e-sports landscape by bringing together two of the most inaccessible demographics in the world in a two-part StarCraft II tournament. The event hosted two parallel brackets: a 16-person professional player invitational event boasting a $10,000 prize pool and a 14-university collegiate star league bracket with a $1,500 prize pool. The event was viewed online nearly 2 million times from people over 50 countries making it encompass one of the largest viewership bases of any tournament to date. The first Lone Star Clash completely shocked the e-sports community with its impressive production quality, superior professionalism, and unparalleled fan interaction. The event was complete with online HD live-streaming, state-of-the-art automated lighting, and exceptional gameplay. To this day, many consider the Lone Star Clash to be one of the most engaging and exciting tournaments to take place in e-sports.