Aspiring professional gamers in Richmond, B.C., will soon have a training facility to help take them to the next level.
Capitalizing on a growing base of people playing and watching competitive video games like Overwatch, Fortnite and Starcraft, the Gaming Stadium, a business catering to esports events, is taking over a former car dealership on No. 3 Road to build a showcase arena — the first of its kind in Canada.
The temporary facility, which is set to open in June, will feature seating for 110 spectators, concession stands, and a large stage and screen to watch players compete.
With 2 new events announced and numerous player-sponsorship deals in place, The Gaming Stadium’s Spiro Khouri drops by for a check in. Max and Spiro review The Pinnacle 2018, preview The Pinnacle 2019, and look forward to The Gaming Stadium’s Summer Circuit.
Canada’s first dedicated esports arena—where up to 110 spectators can watch Richmond’s top video game players showcase their skills—will open at Lipont Place art exhibition centre on No. 3 Road at the end of May.
The Gaming Stadium will include bleacher seating, a stage that spotlights 10 featured players, massive display screens, a live-streaming broadcast with a play-by-play announcer (known as a shoutcaster), and an additional 48 stations outfitted with top-of-the-line PCs and high-end gaming chairs for gamers to play what’s most popular in the gaming world: Fortnite, Apex Legends, League of Legends and Overwatch, to name a few.
This week, Max chats with Spiro Khouri, VP of Marketing for The Gaming Stadium, about building the arena and the company’s goals moving forward. Then he sits down with VP of Operations Matt Low aka Matticus, to talk about organizing and running esports events.
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Esports in British Columbia has just taken a massive step forward.
Local group Myesports Ventures Ltd. has announced the building of “The Gaming Stadium,” a one-of-a-kind (and the first of its kind!) eSports stadium.
The arena is currently being built in Richmond with plans to open for public use in 2019.
The Gaming Stadium was featured recently on Engadget.
The US has a few dedicated eSports arenas, but what about its northern neighbor? Don’t worry, you’re covered there, too. Myesports Ventues has announced that it’s opening The Gaming Stadium, billed as Canada’s first eSports stadium, in Vancouver (specifically Richmond) sometime in 2019. It won’t be a massive location, but it will have room for 250 fans, 40 gaming stations and broadcasters. You can expected food and drinks, of course, as well as an open casual gaming space. The creators are promising competitions at “all skill levels” as well as coaching for those looking to boost their talents.
Listen to Dan as he chats on the Sportsnet 650’s The Playbook with Satiar Shah and Jawn Jang as they discuss The Gaming Stadium and esports in Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, August 1, 2018 – Local group Myesports Ventures Ltd. is proud to announce The Gaming Stadium, a first of its kind esports Stadium in Canada, being built in Richmond, British Columbia with an opening date 2019 (to be announced).
The Gaming Stadium will be custom built with one goal in mind; to provide a community driven location that is open for players of all ages and skill levels to watch and participate year-round. “Today is an exciting day for me and the entire team at The Gaming Stadium. We have been working hard to get this off the ground” said CEO Dan Cybak. “Our team is made up of people who have been organizing and participating in tournaments in this city for years. We have built a group that covers all aspects of esports. This facility is truly built by gamers for gamers.” “We are focused on more than top-level players or hosting major events. We are aiming to cultivate the next great gamers as we will be holding leagues for all skill levels while also offering coaching for those who want to take their skills to the next level” said VP, Operations Matthew Low. “We are going to be the Little League, Junior League and Major League home of all things esports in Vancouver.”