Vegas PokerGO eSports Studio Opening SoonJake Cooper | 16 Apr 2018
Gaming content provider, ESP Gaming and sister company, Poker Central have teamed up to create PokerGO, an eSports studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Located within the Aria Resort & Casino on the celebrated Las Vega Strip, the PokerGO studio will host a range of live eSports and poker events once it launches next month.
Its proprietors describe the PokerGO studio as a uniquely intimate setting for events that are usually hosted in massive venues. This, say ESP and Poker Central, will provide a close-up VIP experience for spectators and players alike.
Private Setting & Live Broadcast
Unlike the enormous stadia usually used to host esports events, the PokerGO studio can only accommodate a maximum of 300 people, with space for up to 120 fans. While this will create a more exclusive atmosphere for the fortunate few who are able to attend the events in person, everybody else will be able to enjoy the action via live video broadcast.
PokerGO Studio Layout
The studio may be small, but owner and operator, Poker Central will make the most of the space. In addition to the main studio, the PokerGO venue will feature a spectator area, break desk and lounge. Within this flexible layout, PokerGO will be able to accommodate a wide array of poker and esports events.
Events on the Schedule
The first PokerGO event for fans to look forward to in the new venue is a special edition of Poker After Dark. This popular event is scheduled for 16 to 18 May, 2018. Many such poker and other live events will be hosted at the PokerGO studio in the months and years to come.
Additionally, ESP Gaming recently signed a deal with Super Evil Megacorp, creator of the Vainglory Premier League. Thanks to this deal, the PokerGO studio will play host to this year’s run of the immensely popular Vainglory esports tournament.
Esports in Las Vegas
With virtual gaming pursuits becoming very real competitors for traditional land-based casinos, Las Vegas venues are making the smart move to join them rather than try to beat them. As part of this, more and more esports organisations are looking to Vegas as the perfect venue for their events.
Just last month, Allied Esports and MGM Resorts International lunched the Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. Venues like this are sure to become increasingly commonplace as the popularity of esports increases.