A former nightclub becomes the Las Vegas Strip’s first dedicated Esports arena

YWS Design & Architecture designed the space.

March 29, 2018 |
Final showdown at Esports Arena Las Vegas

Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas

Esports Arena Las Vegas officially opened on March 26 at the Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 30,000 sf, multi-level arena is the first dedicated Esports Arena on the Las Vegas Strip.

(See BD+C's January 2018 report on the rise of Esports facilities.)

Allied Esports, Esports Arena, Luxor, and YWS Design & Architecture joined forces to transform the space, a former nightclub, into the flagship venue with a network TV-quality production studio that includes 24 cameras and HARMAN Professional Solutions; a two-story, 50-foot LED TV wall; a vintage video game cocktail bar; five luxury VIP lounges; telescopic seating; and a gamer-inspired menu created by Chef José Andrés.

 

The main competition stageThe main competition stage. Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.

 

Barring a ticketed event, the public can enter the space for free. The arena has over 100 gaming stations with PCs and consoles that can be used after purchasing an all-day gaming pass for $25. The first floor of the arena will be home to complimentary vintage arcade cabinets such as Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Golden Tee. A VR gaming space, complete with a VR treadmill pad, will also be included. In addition to the daily gaming available to everyone, the arena will host tournaments pitting the world’s top competitors in a variety of games against each other for a chance to win cash prizes.

 

Andrew Woodward competes onstage during the Smite matchAndrew Woodward competes onstage during the Smite Match at Esports Arena Las Vegas. Courtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.

 

A History of Gaming exhibit allows visitors to play some of the most popular and beloved games across eight generations of consoles. The exhibit is equipped with a 360-degree video wall and a custom-built gaming controller chandelier.

Esports Arena plans to announce 10-15 new dedicated Esports arena locations in North America over the next few years.

 

Esports Arena Las VegasCourtesy Esports Arena Las Vegas.

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