thE Arena - A New Esports Arena in Las Vegas

by Matt Best

(Photo: Millennial Esports)

Call it Sin City, the Glitter Gulch, the City of Lights, or the Entertainment Capital of the World. No matter what you choose to call Las Vegas, they've just dipped their toes even further into the world of esports.

Introducing 'thE Arena', Las Vegas' new home for anything and everything esports.

Officially opened and created by Millennial Esports Corp, thE Arena boasts an odd name. In a statement to Yahoo Esports, the formatting is as such because the "E" stands for Esports and the "A" stands for arena. As long as we're all on board with calling it "Esports/esports" and not "eSports", everything is just fine and dandy.

Inside Neonopolis on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Fremont St, the 15,000-square foot studio will be open every single day of the year. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the doors will be open. thE Arena, which is housed downtown Las Vegas has built-in broadcast abilities as well as DJ booths spread out. The main hall can hold 900 crazy esports fans as well as seat 250 of them in stadium-style seats.

So what about the technology? There'll be more than 150 consoles while the company tries to have over 300 consoles and PC's available for use. 

Host City chatted with Millennial Esports Corp's CEO Alex Igelman and said, "I told them [the investors] the future of this industry was in Las Vegas and that we had to build an area and studio there. At first both of them were skeptical, but when I laid out the overall vision they both warmed up to the concept."

Igelman also opened up and thanked the community. Without the community, many esports organizations would flounder and go under. "The feedback from the esports community has been unbelievable. We have received many unsolicited emails congratulating and thanking us for building thE Arena from local, national and international esport fans and community members. We are truly overwhelmed by the response."

thE Arena was recently the host for the North American Halo World Championship Qualifier where OpTiC Gaming punched their ticket into the Halo World Championship Finals.

By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.