An esports arena is taking on the Las Vegas Strip next year

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The Egypt-themed Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip .

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The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first-ever dedicated esports arena in 2018 and its going to change a nightclub at the iconic Luxor Hotel and Casino.

The venue called Esports Arena Las Vegas was announced today by Esports Arena and its investor Allied Esports. The companies currently control esports venues in Santa Ana, California, and Beijing, as well as a pop-up esports arena truck in Europe.

“We have very ambitious stretch programmes over the next two years, and when we realized that a location at Luxor was possible, we hopped at the opportunity to develop our flagship here, ” Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports International, said in a release. “Just as Yankee Stadium, Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium are considered their sports’ most aspirational venues by actors and followers alike, Esports Arena Las Vegas will be the iconic destination in esports and complement the city’s stupendous entreaty, enticing video gaming contestants and followers from around the world.”

The Esports Arena Las Vegas will take the place of a 30,000 -square-foot nightclub at the Luxor and is likely to be lay out for live stream of events. The venue will have various floors, a theatre and screen setup like most esports venues, telescopic room, and “a robust food and beverage offering.”

A mock-up of the Esports Arena Las Vegas.

Image: Allied Esports/ YWS Design& Architecture

Although this will be the first dedicated esports arena to mercy the Vegas Strip, Sin City is no stranger to esports. The fighting sport tournament Evo has taken place at the Mandalay Bay arena for years and the DreamHack Masters Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament lately went down at MGM Grand. Off the Strip, there is the esports arena run by Millennial Esports, which is around 15,000 -square-feet and sits 200 people.

Esports Arena and Allied Esports’ ambitious stretch programmes don’t precisely include the new arena in Las Vegas they plan to announce 10 to 15 new esports arenas in Northern america over the next few years. Esports Arena has already announced a new venue coming to Oakland, California, expected to open this year.

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