2020 will see the unveiling of first-ever esports arena dedicated to racing games. The Allinsports Arena will be located in the Florida city of Miami and it will be created by Millennial Esports. It marks a move by the Canada-based esports brand to try and professionalize global esports racing.
ALL ABOUT THE ALLINSPORTS ARENA
The Allinsports Arena will be located in Miami’s entertainment hub of Wynwood. Miami is well known for it’s car-racing culture, and it was the logical location for the esports brand. Millennial Esports have raised $2.8 million in financing to build the arena that is due to open in early 2020.
The 12,000 square-foot arena will include space for 30 separate racing simulators. These will be able to be played separately, or they could be linked up with other simulators in the arena.
There will also be the option for global gaming networks to allow real-time competitions all over the world. The Allinsports Arena will also include a full-size racing simulator that offers a full-motion simulation of major professional races.
It’s just the first of many esports arenas that Millennial Esports are planning to build. The company want their esports arenas to be used for local and international racing esports tournaments. There are also plans for the arenas to host amateur and professional driving training sessions, as well as corporate events.
WHO ARE MILLENNIAL ESPORTS?
Millennial Esports was founded in Toronto, Canada in 2011. The company have operations in North America and Europe, and they run esports events, produce gaming content, and promote specialist hardware. Brands linked with Millennial Esports include Eden Games, Allinsports, Ideas + Cars and StreamHatchet.
Last month saw the launch of the second season of the World’s Fastest Gamer tournament. This is one of Millennial Esports’ flagship events. It allows gamers to race against each other for a share of a prize pool that’s worth more than $1 million.
The grand final will feature the ten fastest racers and the winner will get to try a year’s worth of real-life racing for R-Motorsport and Aston Martin. The contest has received the approval of Formula 1 stars like Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello.
A BIG BOOST FOR THE ESPORTS RACING COMMUNITY
If you go to any esports betting site, then the chances are that they will focus on games like CSGO, League of Legends or Dota 2. But there’s been a significant growth in sports simulator esports recently.
Alongside the successes of FIFA and NBA2K, racing esports like the Formula 1 Esports Series are enjoying increased popularity. Racing games like F1 2019 benefit from a sense of realism that can be missing from simulators for sports like football and basketball.
It’s a concept that Millennial Esports have taken to the logical conclusion with their Allinsports Arena. With a stunning arena benefitting from advanced features like a full-scale racing simulator, it’s sure to be a massive shot in the arm for racing esports.