One of the biggest growing and most popular sports in the world is actually the phenomenon known as eSports. Electronic sports or eSports is basically where professional games go head to head on various multiplayer video games competitively for spectators. Over the last few years, eSports has really shot to prominence with the biggest titles being the likes of Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike and FIFA. Due to its rapid growth, everyone wants a piece of the action and now Las Vegas is ready to welcome eSports.
The Las Vegas Strip is set to play host to the first eSports exclusive arena in the area, with opening scheduled for the 22nd of March which is just a matter of weeks away. Allied Esports and Esports Arena have teamed up to take a Luxor Hotel and Casino and has a complete renovation done so that it could become the ultimate home of eSports in Las Vegas. Many see Las Vegas as a future hub for competitive gaming and an eSports arena would certainly make Sin City one of the prime destinations for professional video game players, companies and tournaments.
Esports Arena, who have been instrumental in the development of the eSports arena at what used to be a Luxor Hotel and Casino nightclub, have already made moves in the industry, with a competitive gaming venue that is completely mobile. It’s known as Esports Arena Drive and it unfolds into not only an actual gaming arena but it comes complete with a stage, a center for social media and a lounge for VIPs to enjoy too. They regularly host multi-day tournaments, with the next one set to take place at the Daytona 500 on the 18th of February.
The eSports arena at The Luxor is potentially going to be one of the best spots for competitive gaming in the world and what better setting than the Las Vegas Strip where gaming really is brought to life in the many different casinos. It will have a big stage where the action will take place, with advanced streaming and production facilities. Streaming has been a driving force is the rise of eSports, giving it coverage online, so the millions of viewers around the world can stay up to date with the action, while also interacting with other users too.
On the Las Vegas Strip, the venue will be the first of its kind, especially as it will be a full-time arena for competitive gaming. However, with it likely to go on to be a rip-roaring success, it’s highly unlikely to be alone for long. Other eSports venues will appear on The Strip before long, strengthening Las Vegas’ claims as being the competitive gaming hub of the world. There’s already an eSports arena in downtown Las Vegas and there have been murmurings of other locations for eSports venues being looked into. Fans of this growing sport can check out all the latest news and happenings at the home of online betting: Betting.com, which is one of the most reputable sports sites that provide news and information of near enough every sport imaginable.
Las Vegas itself has seen revenue figures decline slightly over the last couple of years, with less people visiting the city. This has seen gambling revenue take a hit too but eSports could change all of that. It could breathe fresh life into the area and attract a completely new audience too.
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