Esports Arena: Las Vegas Strip venue planned for 2018

Esports Arena have announced an expansion into their fourth location, with the latest arena planned at Las Vegas.

The company has partnered with Allied Esports and MGM Grand International in the planning and construction of a new multi-level Esports Arena situated at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with a target opening window of early 2018.

A 30,000-foot space currently occupied by one of the Luxor’s nightclubs will be refurbished for the new esports complex, and among the planned facilities of venue will include a competition stage, LED video wall, and high-end television production studios.

The Esports Arena began life with their first venue built in Santa Ana, where it hosts weekly esports competitions, including Wednesday Night Fights and Mega Smash Monday weeklies, and most recently served as one of the locations for the Hearthstone Americas Winter Championship.  They currently have another new venue that is set to open later this year.

In addition, the organization also recently partnered with ECS to broadcast the online portion of ECS Season 3 for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and are also putting together a mobile esports venue called ESA Drive that’s set to launch this summer.

There had been no shortages of esport events when it comes to Las Vegas. DreamHack Masters Las Vegas was hosted at the MGM Grand, and the upcoming EVO 2017 tournament will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, but the future Esports Arena will be the first permanent and dedicated esports playing ground on the Las Vegas strip.

Meanwhile, Millennial Esports had also announced plans previously to open its own venue at Neonopolis, but it will be located off the strip in downtown Las Vegas.

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