There are planners who plan sporting events, and then there are ones who plan esports events, or competitions using video games.
For those who plan the latter, the newly opened Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino will make your job a whole lot easier. The first permanent esports venue to reach The Strip, the 30,000-sf arena has the capabilities to host any form of competitive gaming. That includes a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations and a network TV-quality production studio.
And let’s just say that’s only the beginning to this competitive gamer’s paradise, which is now the flagship venue of Allied Esports’ global property network that spans North America, Europe and China. Of note is the delicious menu from celebrity chef Jose Andres, who is also a self-proclaimed gamer. He even designed the menu to accommodate the gaming environment, with rice and poke bowls, sandwiches, salads and flatbreads available.
The venue includes two Virtuix Omni boards that give players the option to go head-to-head in a virtual reality environment to explore entirely new worlds within the confines of about 10 sf. A nod to the history of gaming, the arena also features The History of Gaming exhibit, situated underneath a 360-degree video wall and touting, believe it or not, a gaming controller chandelier. Attendees can even bring history to life, playing nostalgic games for free on one of the eight generations of video game consoles available. Similarly, a collection of traditional arcade games—Pac-Man, Big Buck Hunter, you name it—are available to play in the arena’s first floor bar.
VIP groups can also rent out space in the five VIP rooms that each come with their own gaming systems, dedicated server and catering. Other private event space rentals are available in the lobby, second floor and main hall for groups simply looking to meet within the venue and take in all the gaming world has to offer.