By R.V. Baugus Bob Hunter, CVE, is known to just about everyone in the public assembly venue industry. By the same token, he knows just about everyone and has seen just about everything. Until now. Hunter, the industry veteran associated forever with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertain
The Allen (TX) Event Center hosted the first Overwatch League home games in esports history. The Bud Light Homestand Weekend was held April 27-28 and attracted more than 9,000 people, the largest spectator crowd ever to watch a live regular season Overwatch League event. The weekend f
There was a sold-out event this past weekend at Madison Square Garden and it had nothing to do with music, hockey, or basketball. The event was the regional championship for the video game “League of Legends.” “The dimly lit stadium was arranged around a stage featur
KeyArena in Seattle played host to 12,000 professional video game players last week for the International Dota 2 tournament—an event that offers a $6.5 million prize for the first place winner. To compare, Jordan Spieth netted $1.8 million for winning the 2015 Masters Tournament. So,
The notable rise of eSports is sparking an entirely new content opportunity for venues of all types, as stadiums, convention centers, and everything in-between prove to be a potential host for the on-screen battles. Joining the mix is the new eSports Arena, the first venue in the U.S.