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Australia’s largest esports arena opens in Melbourne
Fortress Melbourne, Australia’s biggest esports arena, has opened in the Victorian capital.
Described as the largest esports arena in the Southern Hemisphere, Fortress Melbourne covers over 2700 metre² and includes a range of purpose-built attractions including a 200-seat esports arena, VIP game booths, streamer pods, and an arcade gaming area.
It also offers function spaces, food and beverage outlets, and two bars.
The F&B spaces include the Tavern, a showpiece medieval-themed restaurant area complete with bookcases, chandeliers, flags and themed wall decorations.
Carolyn Viney, Chief Development Officer for Vicinity Centres, the real estate company behind the development, told the Daily Esports website “Melbourne continues to grow as an international city and will become Australia’s most populous city by 2021.
“With the night-time economy now contributing more than A$3.5 billion to the state every year, Fortress Melbourne is part of our market-leading destination strategy to introduce new entertainment concepts to attract and engage people who live, work or play in the CBD.
“Melbourne already hosts major game events like the Melbourne Esports Open and PAX Australia, and we’re excited to join that list of premium game experiences and open our doors to offer an amazing entertainment space that everyone can enjoy.”
Alienware and Dell’s sponsorship of the venue has seen Dell supply its main technology infrastructure for the entire venue while the arcade gaming area is equipped with over 160 fast Alienware PCs.
Fortress Melbourne is located at 23 Caledonian Lane, Melbourne.
This week has also seen the ininal Esports Arena open in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
11th March 2020 - Seven Network partners with esports media company
24th December 2019 - Fortnite esport event returns to Australian Open
16th September 2019 - NRL partners with esports media company to evolve Grand Final week
30th August 2019 - MotoGP eSport continues to expand
15th August 2019 - Gfinity Esports Australia to close
2nd August 2019 - Money In Esports Summit coming to Sydney
27th June 2019 - China esports market value to hit US$1.9 billion this year
31st May 2019 - New guide explores the future of esports venues
19th February 2019 - Telstra to explain rise of esports at SPORTELAsia convention
9th January 2019 - Esports media company LPL acquires Australian esports company CyberGamer
16th November 2018 - New research shows increasing professionalism in eSports
5th September 2018 - Inaugural Melbourne Park eSports event attracts thousands
24th July 2018 - QUT launches eSports student scholarship
8th May 2018 - AFL to co-host eSports League of Legends event in Melbourne
5th February 2018 - eSports arenas to be launched in Hoyts cinemas
1st February 2018 - FFA launches new eSport league
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