Esports Stadium Arlington Earns SportTechie’s 2018 Outstanding Venue Award

For leading the design of live esports arenas in the United States by being the biggest, newest, and perhaps the venue with the grandest plans, SportTechie has selected Esports Stadium Arlington as its Outstanding Venue for 2018.

The website profiled the City’s new 100,000-square-foot Esports Stadium Arlington, which opened in November as the largest dedicated facility in North America.

Events at Esports Stadium Arlington are managed by NGAGE esports, an event management company that’s part of Infinite Esports & Entertainment. The opening event was an eight-team Counter-Strike tournament that offered a $750,000 prize pool. This month, Esports Stadium Arlington has plans to host tournaments for popular gaming titles such as League of Legends, Rocket League, and Madden NFL.

Esports Stadium Arlington surely won’t remain the largest esports facility in North America for long. With the esports industry expected to reach $1.5 billion in global revenue by 2020, more American cities will likely soon follow Arlington in building venues dedicated to esports, the SportTechie article said.  But the arena in Arlington might serve as a model prototype for the future esports stadiums of America.

“My dream is to pack this house out every weekend, to expand and grow this venue to a 20,000 to 60,000 seating venue one day, so we can compete with the NFLs, the MLBs of the world,” said Jonathon Oudthone, the founder of NGAGE Esports and esports project lead for Esports Stadium Arlington.

Read more about Esports Stadium Arlington here.