Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first permanent esports venue on The Strip, is now open at Luxor. The impressive 30,000-square-foot venue occupies the space that used to be home to LAX nightclub. The multilevel arena will host every form of competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments. The arena features a competition stage, 50-foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations and a network TV-quality production studio.
Unique elements like virtual reality platforms, retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive menu by world-renowned chef José Andrés set the arena apart as an unrivaled entertainment experience in Las Vegas. This venue was designed for both casual and professional gamers and even non-gamers who want to see what esports is all about.
“We opened Esports Arena Las Vegas to be the championship destination for our global network of properties and a daily hub for all gaming communities,” said Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan. “This city inspires excitement and anticipation like no other, making it the ideal location for our global epicenter of dedicated esports arenas.”
Esports Arena Las Vegas offers more than just hosting occasional esports events. Here’s a look at some other experiences available at the new venue inside Luxor:
- Playing Through History – The History of Gaming exhibit sits beneath a 360-degree video wall and a custom-built gaming controller chandelier. Eight generations of gaming consoles give any visitor the chance to play history’s most beloved games for free, like Pong on the Atari or Super Mario on the NES.
- “Free” Nostalgia – A collection of arcade favorites and throwback classics create a retro vibe in the arena’s first-floor bar. Games like Pac-Man, Street Fighter, Golden Tee and Big Buck Hunter are complementary to play while enjoying José Andrés’ food and cocktail menu. This is “free” after spending money on food and/or drink.
- Virtual Reality – Two Virtuix Omni boards put players head-to-head in an immersive virtual reality gaming environment. The compact VR platform’s treadmill pad allows competitors to live out the action by running and moving through each game while staying in one place, like having an entire explorable world in one square meter.
- Daily Gaming – Las Vegas locals and tourists who like playing video games will enjoy Esports Arena Las Vegas thanks to more than 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. All-day gaming passes are $25 and local discounts are available.
- A Menu For Gamers, By Gamers – Chef José Andrés used his love of video games to design a culinary program specifically for esports. The menu was designed to be practical for the gaming environment, and includes offerings like rice and poke bowls, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, Maki and ice cream mochi.
Not everyone who visits Las Vegas grew up watching and participating in esports. The arena is a good excuse to see what it’s all about. There are plenty of esports events scheduled during the first full month. If you don’t want to watch other people play video games you can just grab a drink and play the classic video games.