Flagship esports arena to open in Las Vegas

Allied Esports and Esports Arena have announced that they are to establish a new dedicated esports venue in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US.

Set to open next year, the Esports Arena Las Vegas will be based at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, joining Allied Esports’ global network of esports properties spanning North America, Europe and China.

Esports Arena, the North American arm of venue operator Allied Esports, will work with Luxor and design firm YWS Design & Architecture to transform a 30,000sq ft nightclub at the hotel into a multi-level venue.

The esports facility will feature a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, food and beverage facilities, and streaming and television production studios.

“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,” Allied Esports International chief executive Jud Hannigan said.

The first Esports Arena launched in 2015 in Santa Ana, California as the first dedicated esports facility in North America. Esports Arena Oakland, also in California, is due to open in the coming months, while the Esports Arena Drive mobile esports truck experience will launch in North America later this year.

Tyler Endres, co-founder and chief operating officer of Esports Arena, added: “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.”