The Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is about to become a mecca for serious e-gamers. While “gaming” has long been the chief moneymaker in Las Vegas since sin city opened its gates, this new concept of gaming might open a whole new revenue stream for the city, and the Luxor is at the forefront of the movement.
The Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor is a 30,000-square-foot facility that will act as the premier location for video gaming tournaments. Exhibition matches in a variety of video games can be seen on a 50-foot LED video screen, and there will be multiple stations for console and PC video games, as well as virtual reality stations. The arena will host a multitude of tournaments, from combat-style “fight nights” to team events. They’ll even host cosplay nights, where fans can come and party dressed as their favorite video game characters.
As for money, the only way to win prizes at the Esports Arena is to compete in events and defeat other gamers. While some laugh at the thought of “Esports” being compared to actual sports, the potential prize money can rival and surpass many other athletic events. In fact, many Esports events offer prize purses of up to $20 million!
The Esports Arena Las Vegas isn’t the first of its kind. There have been other arenas built throughout the country, but being that this one is in Las Vegas, it has to have the Vegas flare. The venue at the Luxor is truly over the top. More akin to a nightclub, the Luxor facility will have six luxury VIP rooms that can be rented out for private parties. Gamers who work up an appetite while competing can order from a menu created by executive chef Jose Andres. If gamers find themselves in need of a cocktail, the bar will serve classic drinks while you play classic video games.
Price-wise, $25 will currently get you an all-day pass to the arena and unlimited gaming to any guest over the age of 13. When it comes to Vegas, that’s a price that’s pretty hard to beat!