With its grand opening just weeks away, anticipation is building for the upcoming Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino.
To this point, the plans for Esports Arena Las Vegas have been notable for a number of reasons. Set to be The Strip’s first dedicated esports arena, the venue will occupy the former LAX Nightclub space at the Luxor.
While the venue represents the introduction of a new entertainment option on the Strip, it is also a major step for Allied Esports, which is planning to make Esports Arena Las Vegas its flagship venue. The company not only foresees Las Vegas as a strong fit for esports, but believes that the Luxor provides an ideal setting for the arena. More from The Las Vegas Sun:
Esports Arena Las Vegas is not just the first dedicated esports arena on the Strip. It’s planned as the flagship venue for Allied Esports, a joint venture of several international entertainment companies established in 2015 that operates or is building similar arenas in Orange County, Oakland and China. The multi-level Luxor arena will offer a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations and state of the art streaming and television-quality production studios. Of course, there will be drinks and food, too, including a gaming-inspired menu created by renowned chef José Andrés.
“Las Vegas is such a great destination for esports because it already ignites this passion in people all around the globe, and that’s really important to us,” says Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan. “There are very few places that everybody wants to travel to and Las Vegas is one of them, and Las Vegas is key to our offerings because it makes us exciting to a broader fanbase. It’s a city that’s constantly reinventing itself and people are starting to see us as a part of the next version of what Las Vegas is. It’s very exciting to have that kind of foothold.”
If Las Vegas is a great destination for esports, the Luxor is surely the perfect home for this facility — a pyramid formed from shining black glass with a powerful beam of light blasting from its pinnacle sounds like it could be a video game landscape.
“There are few buildings as iconic as this,” Hannigan says. “When we were looking up and down the Strip, we fell in love with this venue within the Luxor, but also thought about how everything we’re doing globally leads to the pinnacle of this pyramid. You can see that light beam from so far away, it’s like a beacon bringing you to Las Vegas and we’re jazzed about being associated with that.”
As announced by Allied Esports last month, Esports Arena Las Vegas will celebrate its grand opening on March 22.
Rendering courtesy Allied Esports International.