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April 2, 2018

Las Vegas' First Esports Venue Officially Opens

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Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first permanent esports venue on the Strip, is now open at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The 30,000-square-foot, multilevel arena is designed to host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments.

The arena showcases a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations, and a network TV-quality production studio. Accompanying elements like virtual reality platforms, retro gaming consoles, and a menu by chef José Andrés complete the entertainment experience.

The multidimensional arena at Luxor provides guests with immersive experiences throughout the space:

  • “A Menu for Gamers, By Gamers” – Chef José Andrés used his love of video games to design the first-ever culinary program for esports. The menu was designed to be practical for the gaming environment, and includes offerings like rice and poke bowls, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, Maki and ice cream mochi. “I’m a gamer myself, and my team and I have had a lot of fun creating this menu – getting into the head of the gamer to determine what they will be craving when they play and compete,” said Andrés.
  • Virtual Reality – Two Virtuix Omni boards put players head-to-head in an immersive gaming environment. The compact virtual reality platform’s treadmill pad allows competitors to live out the action by running and moving through each game while staying in one place.
  • Playing Through History – The History of Gaming exhibit sits beneath a 360-degree video wall and a custom-built gaming controller chandelier. Eight generations of consoles give any visitor the chance to play historic games like Pong on the Atari or Super Mario on the NES.
  • Production Studio – Esports Arena Las Vegas’ production facility uses 24 cameras and HARMAN Professional Solutions to deliver network broadcast-quality content to the arena’s 50-foot-long, two-story LED video wall and live streams across the world.
  • Free Nostalgia – A collection of arcade games and throwback classics can be found in the arena’s first floor bar. Games like Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Golden Tee and Big Buck Hunter are complimentary to play while enjoying José Andrés’ food and cocktail menu.
  • VIP Upgrade – Five VIP rooms complete with their own gaming systems, dedicated server and catering are available to rent for small parties as a special experience during evening events or as a private escape during the day. In addition, other areas of the arena including the front lobby, second floor, main hall – and the entire arena – are available for rent.
  • Tournaments – As Allied Esports’ global flagship arena, players around the world will compete for the chance to play in Las Vegas against the world’s top competitors across multiple titles. In addition to players, commentators and analysts will cover the action for those inside the arena and for viewers tuning in.
  • Daily Gaming – Las Vegas locals and visitors can use the more than 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. All-day gaming passes are $25 and local discounts are available.

For more information, visit www.esportsarenavegas.com.

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