Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first dedicated esports venue on The Strip, opened its doors Thursday, March 22 at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Opening night showcased professional esports, high-stakes tournaments, food and beverage service, world-class production and interactive entertainment. Some of the most popular talent in the gaming sphere faced off with a live show match lineup.
Allied Esports and Esports Arena joined forces with Luxor to bring the ultimate competition gaming and entertainment experience to the Strip. This flagship venue features a state-of-the-art gaming and broadcast center that will entertain both amateur and professional gamers looking for world class competition or high tech nightlife.
The 30,000 square foot multi-level arena includes a competition stage, 50 foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, unique food and beverage offerings from Jose Andres, and a network tv-quality production studio.
What is esports?
Most commonly, eSports take the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players. The most common video game genres associated with esports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Evolution Championship Series and the Intel Extreme Masters provide live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money to competitors.
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