MONTREAL, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Explosive growth and high-popularity have deemed esports to be an industry to be reckoned with. For the first time in 2019, the global esports economy will top $1 billion, complete with a global audience of over 400 million according to Newszoo, a market intelligence company. No longer relegated to their parents’ dingy basement, gaming fanatics are finally getting the gleaming new arena they’ve only dreamed about in virtual reality. Esports Central, Canada’s first and biggest esports entertainment complex opens its much-anticipated doors on May 31st in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Ascending up the escalators to the complex, you are immediately immersed in an expansive 14,000 sq/ft gaming utopia, overwhelmed with where even to begin. Floor to ceiling windows flank the immense front facade basking gamers in welcoming light. Rows upon rows of 94 high-end PCs entice you to enter their virtual reality. Your head spins from the twenty shiny new consoles to the heart-stopping six D-Box racing simulators. For a complete sensory overload, there are also two awe-inspiring Omni Virtuix VR stations that call you to jump right into the action!
Pre-opening hype has already begun. With solid relationships with leaders in the industry, Esports Central has already secured numerous partnerships and upcoming events in its opening month. Most notably and an international first, Esports Central is honoured to be officially sponsored by ASUS ROG. There’s also an exciting F1 collaboration with renowned Aston Martin Red Bull Racing; the upcoming Red Bull Player One League of Legends 1v1 Canadian national championship; tie-in with Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege; hosting of Montreal Rebellion, Toronto Defiant’s farm Overwatch team; and an extensive collaboration with The Montreal Impact.
At the helm of this ultimate playground is Delilah Kanou, Esports Central’s President. Proving that women are just as game, Kanou brings her years of technology and retail industry expertise to create a comprehensive experience at the esport complex. “It’s more than just entertainment, we’re here to unite the gaming community under one roof,” says Kanou. “It’s a place to grow and thrive with a supportive network of like-minded gamers. It’s the destination where future esports champions will emerge.”
In addition to esports, the complex will be a welcoming place to socialize. Grab a drink or a bite at the in-house resto bar, or sit back and watch the latest gaming events and sports, streaming from the numerous overhead televisions. Esports Central will also offer a multitude of opportunities from streaming, product launches and workshops to hosting tournaments. The space also has private party rooms for corporate events and birthday celebrations.
Gaming aficionados will also be pleased to find a one-stop retail store that sells top-of-the line gaming hardware, accessories and apparel. All of the hardware they love playing with at the complex can be theirs to purchase. Gaming specialists will be on hand to custom-build PCs made according to each gamer’s preference and budget.
Esports Central officially opens its doors on Friday, May 31st, 2019. A private by-invitation-only media and VIP event will be held the night prior on Thursday, May 30th, 2019. Esports Central is located at 1231 Ste. Catherine Street West, 2nd floor, Montreal, Quebec. Hours of operation and details available on the website at www.esportscentral.ca.
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