Arlington is dedicated to being above the curb online and off, which is why we are proud to welcome Esports Stadium in Arlington to our Entertainment District. With over 90,000 square feet of event space, and some of the most cutting-edge custom LED setups in the world, Esports Stadium in Arlington will be the largest Esports Stadium in the United States, a pinnacle for Esports fans around the world.
eSports isn’t new on the scene, but now more than ever it is claiming its stake in the global arena. What is eSports? eSports, also known as electronic sports, “is a form of competition using video games,” and over the years it has created a massive business generating unheard of economic impact, prize money and fans.
In 2016 alone, eSports were expected to make $493 million, growing to take over almost 50% of the international gaming market. Expanding beyond PC and console, developers have brought eSports tournaments and competitions to a mobile audience – creating options for eSports gamers to connect and play anywhere!
As of October 2017, the Olympics considered eSports for competition events to win actual Olympic medals. While still in the works for Paris in 2024, the discussions are on their way to possibly having eSports a recognized Olympic sport.