Allied Esports and Esports Arena have announced plans for a new dedicated esports venue to be developed at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The new Esports Arena Las Vegas is scheduled to open in early 2018 will become the first permanent esports venue on The Strip. It will be the centre of Allied Esports’ growing global network of esports properties which spans North America, Europe and China. The centre looks set to be a major venue for esports with a 30,000 square foot space and some major investment going into ensuring it is the best of the best.
Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports International stated: “We have very ambitious expansion plans over the next two years, and when we realised that a location at Luxor was possible, we jumped at the opportunity to develop our flagship here.
“Just as Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium are considered their sports’ most aspirational venues by players and fans alike, Esports Arena Las Vegas will be the iconic destination in esports and complement the city’s incredible appeal, attracting video gaming competitors and fans from around the world.”
The companies have a big job on their hands (hence the 2018 open date) as the space in the Luxor is currently home to a 30,000 square foot nightclub. Esports Arena is working with Luxor and design firm YWS Design & Architecture to transform the space into a ‘multi-level arena complete with a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, a robust food and beverage offering, and state-of- the-art streaming and television-quality production studios’.
The arena will provide a ready-to- go championship destination for tournaments, leagues and high stakes match-ups in a setting designed to deliver an unparalleled fan experience.
Tyler Endres, Co-Founder and COO of Esports Arena, said: “Esports Arena Las Vegas will be the ultimate esports environment that people from around the world will strive to experience first-hand. The operation and programming will be unique, as the rest of our locations are very much driven to engage and support local communities, while here in Las Vegas we are developing an approach that will also create excitement for the millions of visitors who come to the city every year.
The choice of location is another string to Las Vegas’ esports bow, and the venue won’t be far away from Millennial Esports’ thE Arena, which is a dedicated 200 seater esports venue in downtown Vegas. Esports Arena has plans to develop a total of ten to fifteen esports venues across North America ‘over the next few years’.
Esports Insider says: This is major news for Las Vegas’ aim of becoming the top global destination for esports. The Luxor is an iconic venue on the city’s Strip, and with an ambitious company in the form of Esports Arena fronting the project there is just cause to be excited.