Philadelphia-based Nerd Street Gamers has announced plans to build a Localhost esports facility in Los Angeles.
The venue will be available for use by both amateur and professional players and is set to open in summer 2020.
Localhost Los Angeles will be 26,000 square feet, stocked up with 375 gaming PCs and consoles, and have facilities for refreshments and apparel. Nerd Street Gamers plans for the facility to host tournaments of up to 120 teams with room for “hundreds of spectators.”
John Fazio, Founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers, discussed the venture in a release: “This is going to be an iconic gathering place for the entire community – pro gamers, amateur competitors, and people that just want to have a blast with their friends. Los Angeles is the cultural capital of the gaming industry. This facility sets a new standard for public esports facilities, and matches the scale of the passion and the community.”
Earlier this week, Nerd Street Gamers tapped architectural design firm Populous to design its future Localhost venues. As part of the partnership, it will indeed be in charge of designing Localhost Los Angeles.
The company plans to build over 100 Localhost venues in the next five years, including facilities connected to Five Below stores and esports facilities on university campuses.
Esports Insider says: Nerd Street Gamers continues to make moves in a rather competitive sector of esports: venues. The likes of Allied Esports with its affiliate network is also looking to build a huge roster of esports-dedicated venues but NSG certainly appears to be in good shape to reap the benefits of its efforts if the interest is truly there from prospective customers.