Vegas Opens First Esports Venue


The Esports Arena Las Vegas’ will open in the Luxor hotel and Casino on Thursday March 22 as the first dedicated esports venue on the Strip.

The opening day will feature a massive event with multiple esport tournaments plus world-renowned chef Jose Andres will talk about the unique gaming-inspired menu that he created for the arena.

On top of that Twitch and Fortnite streaming sensation Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins will be at the event to make a special announcement on his stream. He has over 150k subscribers and recently held a record-breaking stream with music star Drake.

The Thursday event will see one of America’s most accomplished fighting game players, SonixFox, take on Japan’s King of Anime fighting games in Dragon Ball FighterZ as well as a SMITE match of eUnited vs Spacestation and a Rocket League match of Rogue vs Ghost Gaming.

Then on the following weekend (March 24 and 25) there will be a massive $25,000 (£18k) Super Smash Bros for Wii U tournament which will then be followed by a concert on the Sunday which is headlined by Pegboard Nerds and also features Grimecraft and Trav Piper as support acts.

The impressive 30,000-square feet arena features a competition stage, two bars, ‘The Dome’ which features an interactive display for the history of gaming, a 360-degree videoboard and a one-of-a-kind gaming inspired chandelier.