Millennial eSports To Launch Las Vegas Esports Arena
Las Vegas’ emerging eSports hub will have a new mover and shaker beginning 2017. Las Vegas is fast aligning itself to become North America’s eSports beating heart with a new venture called Millennial eSports. Millennial eSports, which will be an esports arena and production/broadcast facility, is the latest venture to drop anchor in downtown Las Vegas. A few blocks from the Downtown Grand, which holds its own eSports lounge, Millennial eSports is taking over a former movie theatre in the Neonopolis complex on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
Millennial eSports follows in the footsteps of the Downtown Grand, a hotel that launched Las Vegas’ first eSports lounge venue at the beginning of 2016. The 15,000-square foot space will feature a 500 person arena that will host both live, in-person tournaments as well as viewing parties for online gaming events.
The space will also feature a broadcast and production facility as well as resources for online fans who want to stream content on Twitch.
Millennial eSports will be born out of the forthcoming merger between online eSports community Pro Gaming League Inc. and Canadian-based fund Stratton Capital. CEO Alex Igleman says he aims the space will host its first event around the middle of November 2016: The North American finals of the Halo Championship Series Open Circuit. The HCS Open Circuit gives amateur Halo players an online avenue to qualify for HCS’s Pro League.
When those in the arena aren’t watching players compete live in the flesh, Igleman says he hopes to work with publishers to stream live online events that arena attendees can watch and bet on in real time.