The new Esports Arena Las Vegas venue will open on March 22, it has been announced.
The venue will be located at MGM Resorts International’s Luxor Hotel and Casino. The multi-level arena will feature a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, and state-of-the-art streaming and television-quality production studios.
The opening day will feature a series of events, including an invitation-only, multi-day, live-streamed tournament. Further details will be announced at a later date.
“Esports Arena Las Vegas is the cornerstone of our property, brand and content development and will allow us to engage esports communities, brands and stakeholders like never before,” said Jud Hannigan, chief executive of Allied Esports. “With Las Vegas rapidly becoming a hub for esports, Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor will be the city’s home for competitive gaming and interactive entertainment.”
Allied Esports, the company behind the arena, also announced an exclusive partnership with Harman Professional Solutions, a leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, for the venue. The deal covers the integrated AVLC systems for the 30,000-square foot venue and production studio.
Mark Aichele, director of hospitality and broadcast business development for Harman Professional Solutions, said: “We are proud to be chosen by and aligned with Allied Esports whose development of the Esports Arena Las Vegas further solidifies their leadership position in the massively growing competitive gaming space.
“By exclusively bringing a Harman audio, video, lighting and control solution to the Esports Arena, we will deliver a completely immersive experience to powerfully connect the fans to the games.”
Allied Esports also launched its latest mobile solution, Esports Arena Drive, which it claims is North America’s first mobile esports touring arena. The 80-foot, 18-wheel, 35-ton semi-trailer unfolds with the push of a button to reveal a self-contained mobile arena complete with a competition stage, production facilities, caster studio, social media centre and VIP lounge.
Last month, the arena partnered with ThinkFoodGroup, through which world-renowned chef Jose Andres will create a gaming-inspired food and beverage menu for the venue.