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Toronto-Based Millennial Esports Opening Gaming Arena In Las Vegas Next Month

Toronto-based Millennial Esports is "set to open a 15,000-square-foot e-sports arena" in Las Vegas on March 3 with a three-day "Halo" tournament, according to Mick Akers of the LAS VEGAS SUN. The facility "features a 200-seat arena with stadium-style seating and a main room for up to 500 people with a stage, a green room and a VIP room." The main room can "accommodate a variety of activities, including live streaming for participants with an online following." Audio and visual components "include an LED video wall with theater lighting and sound, plus cinema projectors in the arena." The facility also "has a concession stand and a merchandise area where fans can purchase tough-to-find video game-related items." Akers notes a permanent studio above the 200-seat main arena can "host ESPN-style broadcasts." Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman said, "We're building a complete content calendar, and we're in talks with various publishers that have heard about us and what we're doing that are looking to utilize our technologies. We should have multiple events throughout the year, including ones that we put on ourselves, and invitationals" (LAS VEGAS SUN, 2/22).