What America wants, America gets and now it has its own mobile esports truck which will debut sometime this summer.
Allied Esports and Esports Arena have teamed up and announced the plans. The truck is the younger sister of Big Betty; the truck that Allied Esports debuted at Gamescom in Europe in 2016. We’ve not seen much of Big Betty since then but we can only presume she has something characteristically big up her sleeve.
As for the younger sibling, Esports Arena Drive will ensure that Californian company Esports Arena can now bring the arena experience to anywhere in North America. Check out the introductory video below…
It transforms from semi-truck to esports stage and studio automatically in less than two hours. As such it’ll be capable of anything from developing local esports scenes to amplifying existing events.
Esports Arena launched in 2015 with the opening of North America’s first dedicated esports facility. It has created both online and offline social and competitive gaming experiences, and its first major expansion is the forthcoming Esports Arena Oakland. This will open in the coming months.
Paul Ward, Co-Founder and CEO of Esports Arena, stated: “Esports Arena Drive will be able to connect our existing Arena’s to all regions across the country, go on nationwide tours, supplement existing esports events, and even bring esports to non gaming events in one streamlined operation.”
Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports International added: “After we saw the incredible success of the Big Betty mobile esports truck and studio in Europe we knew we had to bring it to the US.
“People have been begging for Esports Arena to come to their local city, well, they just got one.”
Esports Insider says: What the Esports Arena Drive truck cost to manufacture and to maintain and run we can only imagine, but we can safely say it cost a pretty penny. The hope now is that there is enough of a demand and opportunity for this ambitious esports project with a difference. A transformation of less than two hours is certainly impressive for a truck of its magnitude.