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Vancouver-based Myesports Ventures Ltd. announced today via press release that it plans to open Canada’s first esports stadium in 2019. “The Gaming Stadium,” a first-of-its-kind esports stadium for the area, will be built in Richmond, British Columbia.
The aim of this venture is to provide a community-driven location for players of all ages and skill levels who will be able to watch and participate year-round. If you live in Vancouver or anywhere in Canada, it sounds worth a trip next year just to check this out.
“Today is an exciting day for me and the entire team at The Gaming Stadium. We have been working hard to get this off the ground,” said CEO Dan Cybak. “Our team is made up of people who have been organizing and participating in tournaments in this city for years. We have built a group that covers all aspects of esports. This facility is truly built by gamers for gamers.”
Their focus will not solely be on the pros – they want to harvest tomorrow’s talent and are utilizing the space to do that. It’s also exciting for Canadian esports fans to have their very own stadium.
“We are focused on more than top-level players or hosting major events. We are aiming to cultivate the next great gamers as we will be holding leagues for all skill levels while also offering coaching for those who want to take their skills to the next level,” said COO Matthew Low. “We are going to be the Little League, Junior League and Major League home of all things esports in Vancouver.”
- Large main gaming stage
- Seats up to 250
- Gaming area with over 40 setups
- Casual area for players to drop in
- Broadcasting studio
- Food and beverage offerings
This sounds amazing and if it works well in Vancouver, maybe other provinces could see the same thing happen. If you want to check out more information on the Gaming Stadium, head on over to its official site here.