New Gaming Venue in Oakland—the Fourth Dedicated Facility
From Esports Arena in North America—Officially Opened
Its Doors to The Public on Saturday, May 12
OAKLAND, CA (May 17, 2018) — Jack London Square announced today that Esports Arena Oakland the fourth dedicated facility in North America—officially opened its doors on Saturday, May 12 with “Smash Royale,” an all-day, multi-genre event featuring Super Smash Brothers (Smash 4, Melee), Street Fighter V and Fortnite tournaments that brought out nearly 400 players and spectators to the new gaming facility.
Located in Oakland’s popular Jack London Square waterfront, Esports Arena Oakland is the fourth dedicated gaming arena and production facility in the Esports Arena network, which also includes venues in Orange County, Calif. and Las Vegas, and mobile touring arena Esports Arena DRIVE.
The 16,000-square foot Bay Area battleground is designed to host every form of competitive gaming from daily member play to high-stakes esports tournaments and features a modular design for events of all sizes, a competition stage, PC and console gaming stations, and a full bar and menu.
The arena’s grand opening saw a number of top players take home victories, including@Tempo_Storm’s @AlexMyersFGC in Street Fighter V; @RazoPch, who traveled from Southern California to dominate the Smash 4 event; and renown caster @ycz6 in Melee. The Fortnite tournament pitted consoles vs. PCs with 14-year-old PC player @Arkhram74taking down an Xbox opponent more than twice his age for the crown. Participants and spectators also received giveaways throughout the day from partners TechniSport, EVGA, Intel Gaming and Red Bull Esports.
Bay Area gaming community members can become an Esports Arena Oakland member for $25 per month. For additional information, follow @ESAOakland and visitEsportsArena.com, and to learn about Esports Arena Elite Membership, visitEsportsArena.com/elite.
In addition to the grand opening event that was held Saturday, May 12, Esports Arena Oakland will welcome VIP attendees of the Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival this coming weekend (May 18–19), for an exclusive VIP Party featuring eats, local winery favorites, games, entertainment, and live music.
About Esports Arena
Esports Arena is North America’s premier network of esports venues, community hubs and production facilities. The first Esports Arena, located in Orange County, Calif., launched in 2015, and additional arenas in Las Vegas and Oakland opened in early 2018. Esports Arena’s unique modular facilities allow for small-to-large-scale, professionally produced esports and entertainment events, in addition to daily video game competitions. Esports Arena is the North American arm of the Allied Esports Property Network consisting of dedicated esports venues and mobile esports touring arenas spanning North America, Europe and China. For more information, visit EsportsArena.com and AlliedEsports.gg, and follow @EsportsArena and @AlliedEsports.