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ESL announces 1000 seater "esports arena"

By Michael 'Zechs' Radford
Jan 12, 2009 18:30


ImageESL has announced plans for the world's first purpose-built esports arena.

Situated in what is fast becoming the capital of esports, Chengdu, China, ESL's "esports arena" will be the first ever venue built solely for professional gaming. Jens Hilgers, CEO of ESL's backers, Turtle Entertainment, called the stadium "a clear sign of growth."

Inside there is room for 1,000 spectators to enjoy 2,000 square meters of electronic entertainment. Designed purely for esports, the building houses 200 top spec gaming machines for what ESL calls "the athletes of 21st century."

The arena will be opened at this weekend's Extreme Masters Continental Finals. Coverage of this event can be found here.

Pictures of the venue are available here.


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