New Vegas eSports Arena OpensJake Cooper | 04 Apr 2018
Thursday the 22nd of March marked an important date on the calendar for the Las Vegas Strip, as the first facility dedicated exclusively to eSports was officially opened at the Luxor. The long-anticipated eSports Arena Las Vegas is located on the popular spot where the former LAX Nightclub used to be situated.
The impressive eSports Arena Las Vegas was introduced as Allied ESports’ flagship location. Chief Executive Officer for Allied ESports, Jud Hannigan, said that Las Vegas was the only location that would do the arena justice as the history of Las Vegas tied in closely with the history of gaming, from the newest technologically advanced titles right back to the old classics like Pac-Man and Pong.
The 30,000 square foot complex was born from a partnership between Allied eSports and MGM Resorts International, and comprises of the Main Hall, The Dome and The Lobby. The arena is situated in a prime location on the main casino floor, right next to the Flight Bar.
The Main Hall houses the main competition stage, a double-story video wall where all of the gaming action is digitally displayed, various gaming stations, two bars where alcoholic beverages and other refreshments may be enjoyed by attendees, upper and lower VIP rooms and operational rooms and production facilities.
The Dome is an interactive area and features retro games as well as a 360 degree digital video board. Additional interactive gaming stations can be found in The Lobby, where players can enjoy a streaming booth as well as a virtual reality area for the ultimate interactive gaming experience.
The flagship arena is one of six other major eSports facility arenas and will play host to major ESports gaming events culminating from smaller events that will take place at the five smaller arena’s throughout the gaming year.
Hannigan went on to say that the idea behind the main arena being situated in Las Vegas was to tap some of the gaming energy of Vegas, and that this location would be the ultimate championship destination in the world of eSports.
eSports will most definitely remain the main focus of the arena, but other fun and engaging tournaments will also be staged in the same location, one of which will be the annual World Poker Tour final event table.
Gamers and visitors will have free access to the arena daily between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 a.m. An all-day gaming access card will cost no more than $25 per day.