Esports Stadium Arlington will open on Thanksgiving Weekend on November 24-25th with none other than FACEIT Esports Championship Series Season 6 Finals.
The stadium, located in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, is a $10 million, 100,000 square foot dedicated esports facility purpose built with esports competition in mind. The stadium was designed by Populous, an award-winning architectural firm and will feature a “Competition Showroom” with a 85ft LED wall with an immersive sound and theatrical lighting system.
The studio will also feature a dedicated Observer Room, Caster Studio, Data Center and Control Room. The dedicated “Team Area” will include 8 “Team Rooms” for private discussion and practice as well as a player lounge and dedicated rooms for media, staff and talents.
Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest gaming and esports events facility in North America, celebrates its grand opening with FACEIT’s Esports Championship Series Season 6 Finals, a $750,000 prize pool Counter Strike tournament. The ECS Season 6 Finals are scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving Weekend on November 24-25, offering esports and CS:GO enthusiasts a new fan experience to complement the iconic football festivities of the season.
“Arlington is always on the forefront of economic development trends and opportunities,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “With Esports Stadium Arlington, we have positioned ourselves as both a national and international leader in the emerging esports industry. I can’t wait for people to see this state-of-the-art facility, the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country. The opportunity to provide jobs combined with growing tourism is phenomenal.”
The arena will have a baptism of fire with FACEIT’s $750,000 tournament headed straight to the arena for the opening. “There was never a doubt that we would want to bring the action and excitement of ECS Season 6 to the Esports Stadium Arlington,” said Michele Attisani, CBO and Co-Founder of FACEIT. “Already the largest esports venue in the United States, it’s also extraordinarily innovative and we felt that no other arena could offer the electric combination of fan, team and production resources found at the Esports Stadium Arlington.”
The Esports Championship Series, founded by FACEIT and supported by YouTube, will conclude its sixth season with a four-day Finals event that will see the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams compete for the title of ECS Champions and the grand prize of $250,000 USD, the largest piece of the $750,000 USD prize pool for Season 6.
“There was never a doubt that we would want to bring the action and excitement of ECS Season 6 to the Esports Stadium Arlington,” said Michele Attisani, CBO and co-founder of FACEIT. “Already the largest esports venue in the United States, it’s also extraordinarily innovative and we felt that no other arena could offer the electric combination of fan, team and production resources found at the Esports Stadium Arlington.”
Upon Esports Stadium Arlington’s grand opening, fans will be able to purchase esports apparel and merchandise in the dedicated retail store called “ES Shop”.
Gamers will also be able to play in recreational LAN’s or local tournaments, watch Twitch streams on the giant LED screen and enjoy food and drinks via the community building gaming center, “ES Play.”
“We are extremely excited to have partnered with an amazing city such as Arlington that shares our vision of building a foundation for growth in the competitive gaming ecosystem. By working with FACEIT to host the ECS Season 6 Finals as our inaugural event, we will be able to show the world that our facility truly is one of a kind.” says Jonathon Oudthone, President of NGAGE Esports.