The UK is getting its own dedicated eSports venue (well, for a while) from March thanks to a partnership between Gfinity and Vue – you know, the cinema people.
The venue, named the Gfinity Arena, will actually be a dedicated section of Vue’s Fulham Broadway multiplex capable of holding 600 people. It’s expected to host 25 events over the course of its lifespan. Some of those will be part of the Gfinity Championships (their own eSports tournament featuring StarCraft 2, Call of Duty, CS:GO, Hearthstone and FIFA 15) but there’s also the potential for other events. As a spokesperson told me via email:
“The Gfinity Championships will focus on this elite level, however, we will also be staging open events, so that UK amateur teams can experience playing in the arena.”