HyperX Esports Arena to open in just over a month
The massive eSports arena has been shut down because of the coronavirus
eSports action will be back soon to Las Vegas. Allied Esports has announced the official reopening date for the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, its flagship venue, which will be available for daily play and weekly tournaments. This gaming venue, located at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, has followed all the necessary health and safety measures like physical distancing and sanitization guidelines across the entire venue. If everything goes according to plan, HyperX will reopen on June 25.
At the entrance of the arena, there will be masks, hand sanitizers and gloves available, even though, per Nevada law, the use of masks is not mandatory (Casino regulators have different policies in place for casinos). The gaming stations need to be separated by a minimum distance of six feet and all stations, including peripheral and equipment, will be sanitized after every use. There will also be limited food and beverage services, among other changes. This plan also complies with the one prepared by MGM Resorts, which is the owner of the Luxor Hotel & Casino.
“The health of our communities will always come first and foremost, and we’ve taken the necessary steps to create an environment where gamers can come together again,” said Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports. “We’re confident that with our safety protocols in place players and fans will still be able to enjoy the thrill of the on-site experience that HyperX Esports Arena is known for.”
As of next week, when the arena opens, there will be two different options for guests to experience the venue. First, a front lobby section in which walk-up video gameplay on PCs and consoles will be available from Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 11 PM. Second, the main arena will host a weekly tournament, but, for now, it will restart on a limited basis: Wednesday Whiffs (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate only), Friday Frags (Fortnite) and Saturday Night Speedway (Mario Kart 8).