Since the announcement of the Esports Stadium, a specialised venue for competitive gaming built in Arlington, Texas, fans have been interested in what the proposed arena will be like.
Thankfully, Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez, Will ‘BigTymer’ Johnson and Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop took their popular Texas-based OpTic Podcast on the road, and made the short trip to discuss the future of the Esports Stadium with project head Corey Dunn.
While discussing the plans for the future of the arena, Dunn revealed that the stadium won't be exclusively used for professional gaming events, but will be open to the public during the week, allowing them to test their mettle against each other.
Dunn also announced that they will be running leagues for local players out of the stadium, across numerous games, with players competing for prize pools and the ability to play on the Esport Stadium's massive stage.
the stadium will hold over 2000 spectators in its main competition area, which features the world's largest esports stage, standing at 85 feet wide, along with a huge 85-foot-long LED screen behind it.
Along with the massive main stage, there is also space for side stations to allows numerous matches to take place at once, along with a feature stage connected to the main arena portion of the stadium.
Something that Dunn is proud of is the “8 team rooms” that they have built and are ready for use, which will give teams private areas to practice before their matches.
The Esports Stadium will officially open on Saturday, November 24, and will host the FACEIT ECS Grand Finals, meaning that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be the first competitive game played in the arena.
Disclaimer: OpTic CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez is a minority shareholder in Dexerto Ltd