Serving a “gaming-inspired food and beverage menu” from “avid gamer” José Andrés and his ThinkFoodEntertainment company, Esports Arena Las Vegas now has an opening date at the Luxor.
The 30,553-square-foot, two-level space takes over the shuttered LAX Nightclub, launching on Thursday, March 22, with an “invitation-only, multi-day, live-streamed tournament.”
Once open to the general public, COO and venture co-founder Tyler Enders believes entry prices will be in the $20 range, with extra purchases needed for access to premium events or witnessing the globally viewed contests.
The contribution from José Andrés has yet to be unveiled, but he promises the menu will be “delicious, but also practical for the gaming environment. The development process has been a lot of fun as we determine what gamers will want to enjoy while playing!”
Inside, guests will encounter a bar, a competition stage, a huge LED video wall, plus, “telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, and state-of-the-art streaming and television-quality production studios.”
Locals YWS Design & Architecture have contributed to the interior design, well known for their work on Topgolf Las Vegas, Hakkasan, and Fiamma at the MGM Grand and Bardot Brasserie at Aria. Early paperwork revealed the substantial, non-casino gaming environment was investing $8,650,000 to cover the estimated construction costs of overhauling the nightclub.