Blizzard Arena: opens in Los Angeles, a building entirely dedicated to esports
The famous software house producer of video games will open in Los Angeles, the Blizzard Arena, the first palazzetto esports which will be opened on 7 October
The place of entertainment par excellence, with a legendary past, will host a full calendar of competitions, live high level, including the Overwatch League, Hearthstone Championship Tour, and much more.
Starting from today all the esports belonging to the galaxy, Blizzard, the famous software house producer of video games, they will have a new home dedicated to them in which to show off: the Blizzard Arena, a dedicated set of measurement for the competitions digital of the third millennium, able to accommodate in the best way the players and spectators and by providing lotus all the necessary services.
This particular stadium has big screens, advanced transmission systems, control rooms for the management of the sound and everything that can make more and more immersive and exciting every experience or event that lived inside of the property located in Burbank in Los Angeles county, for example the Playoff Overwatch Contenders scheduled for October 7 and 8, that will lead to the eArena.
Here, below, is the press release with which Blizzard Entertainment has presented to the world his new “home” for the live events:
The esports world have a new home in the capital of entertainment. Blizzard Entertainment today introduced the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, a new home with spectacular live events that will delight professional players, fans of the eSport and all those who love high-level competition.
The legendary Burbank Studios, formerly the seat of the revolutionary talk show, have been redesigned specifically to become the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, the home of exciting live events broadcasted all over the world. At the opening, which will take place on the 7th of October, the most famous players in esports Blizzard will be the new stars of one of the most celebrated stages in the history of television.
“We are at the culminating point of the esports and we are now entering a new era of entertainment and competitive,” said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Opening the doors of Blizzard's Arena Los Angeles, and accepting here the fans around the world, we are honored to present the best esports Blizzard on the same stage that some of the most famous names of the entertainment are considered to be home.”
With different sets, rooms director, and workout facilities, the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles has been built to support a rose full of competitive events throughout the year. In addition, the arena of Burbank in California will also host a retail store of Blizzard, to provide to the participants of the various events accessories based on the competitions in progress.
The Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will open its doors to the public for the first time on 7-8 October, with the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs of the Season on the main stage. The culminating point of the formidable competition in summer, european and north american, the Overwatch Contenders Playoffs will crown the best teams of each region.
Starting from the 13th of October, the Summer Championship of Hearthstone® Championship Tour will bring the best professional players in Hearthstone in the arena for a weekend full of competition, with $ 250,000 in prizes. The world tournament will close the third act of the HCT and will pave the road to the Hearthstone World Championship, which will be held at the beginning of 2018.
The first battles of the Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship (HGC) Finals and the World of Warcraft® Arena Championship will be held at Blizzard's Arena Los Angeles at the end of October, with the most talented players of Heroes of the Storm and the arena of WoW® that you will battle to reach the stage of BlizzCon, the annual celebration of the community of Blizzard, which will be held in Anaheim, California, on 3-4 November.
Then, later in the course of the year, some of the best players of Overwatch® of the world will make the first steps towards the celebrities in the arena, when the Overwatch League will kick-start a new era esports professional. With these players to open the road, the teams of the Overwatch League set a new standard for excellence in esports.
If you find yourself near Los Angeles, or do you want to seize the opportunity for the much coveted trip to the States and attend the inauguration of the Blizzard Arena, the tickets for the Overwatch Contenders Playoff and the HCT Summer Championship, are already available.
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