Poker is Taking Over Esports Arena Las Vegas During WPT Tournament of Champions
Poker is about to take over the new Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor. The venue was most definitely constructed for video game tournaments, but the World Poker Tour will make use of its tech capabilities May 25-28 to host and broadcast the final table of the final tables of two significant events.
The first WPT event to be featured at Esports Arena will be the final table of the WPT Bellagio $25,000 High Roller. The tournament played out earlier this month, widdling its starting field of 54 entries down to just six. After taking an extended break, the six-seat final table will resume competing for the $432,000 first-place prize.
After the High Roller, Esports Arena will host the final table of the WPT Tournament of Champions. The tournament kicks off today at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. Winners from previous WPT seasons can enter for a $15,000 buy-in, while all Main Tour Main Event winners from Season XVI received an automatic entry into the tournament as part of their prize package.
Both events at Esports Arena are open to spectators. The brand-new $20 million facility offers a premium viewing experience that poker players have likely never seen before. Designed for esports, it features tons of cameras and big screens, making it easy to keep an eye on all the action at the same time.
Through May 25 will mark the first time the venue will host a poker tournament, Esports Arena has already hosted multiple tournaments since its March 22 opening.