Las Vegas eSports arena picks up on latest gaming trends
The HyperX Esports Arena is living up to its hype
Before the Triple Crown Royale kicked off at the HyperX Esports Arena at Luxor, a new video about the facility’s operations began to circulate. That video showed some amazing changes being prepared for the venue and the arena is living up to all of its claims. It is becoming much more than just a video game stadium.
The Triple Crown included competitions in Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends, three of the most popular battle games in eSports. Since then, it has held several more high-profile events, all building on the previous and giving fans an experience similar to what they would find at any sporting event. Commentators, multiple cameras and prize giveaways are all regular fixtures at the games.
According to the VP of Marketing for NewEgg, Mitesh Patel, “We wanted to make it open to the fans. Yet, we also wanted to leverage our relationship with so-called influencers and give people the opportunity to play with and compete against these professionals. The arena allows us to give gamers a chance to play with professionals on the same type of equipment that the professionals play with.” NewEgg is a founding partner and the official eSports partner of the arena.
The GM for HyperX, Nico DeGeorge, adds, “We’re putting more effort into the content space and it’s also helping make people more aware of esports. We have people walk in here every day and try and figure out what’s going on. Events like this can be something fun and informative as well… Now, the broad focus is broadcast in general, being more content driven.”
HyperX now routinely holds different tournaments at the venue – Heartstone, Mario Bros. Rainbow Six are just a few of the events found on a regular basis. Additionally, the facility is available for private events, which are also regularly on the schedule.