New Esports Entertainment Venue to open in Melbourne CBD
Esports in Melbourne has always been a staple for some of the biggest events in Australia as well as being a hub for amazing communities that helped develop Australia’s very best esport talent! As we said farewell to a very successful event last weekend (MEO – https://melbourneesportsopen.com.au), none of us were expecting some of the biggest news surrounding Australian esports was about to drop.
Just today, Fortress Esports announced plans for a one of a kind entertainment venue right in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Set to open its doors, early 2020, the building will host a bunch of PC, console, streaming, tabletop and functions rooms as well as providing bars, restaurants and snacks!
Naturally, being esports focussed, the venue itself will play host to events and tournaments all year round and holy God where do I buy my ticket to Melbourne already!? Just check out this list of features taken directly from the organisation itself:
- Purpose-built, dedicated esports arena with retractable 200 seat grandstand on the lower ground
- 50+ networked PCs within arena when seating is retracted
- Esports “sports” bar to complement arena
- Broadcast and production facilities
- 400+ sq/m themed basement “tavern” bar and restaurant
- Dedicated 56 PC LAN lounge
- 4 streamer pods
- 200+ sq/m function room with 40 extra PC’s for private events, birthday parties
- Dedicated area for RPG and tabletop gaming
- Professional esports boot camp room & training facilities
- 5+ big screens across both floors of the venue, broadcasting live tournaments and international playoffs year-round
- Purpose-built “casual console” gaming suites throughout the venue
- Merchandise store with esports apparel and tech
This is incredible news for Australian esports and one that we all hope proves to be successful as the company plans to open up more venues across Australia and New Zealand in the coming years.
Want more information? (Rhetorical question, of course you do):
Website – https://www.fortressmelbourne.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FortressAustralia/
When he’s not crunching hours in the IT world, Adam is gaming on anything that takes his interest. With a keen eye for quality, Adam keeps his finger on the pulse on the eSports scene, mainly focussing MOBA, RTS and Fighters. Even though he loves the competitive scene’s of games, the best memories are always those gaming moments he shared with his friends as they always remind him that gaming can (and always should be) fun!