When Rogue was founded, they had to be more resourceful than the competition, stay ahead of the curve, maximize efficiency, leave no margin for error.
As esports continues to explode in popularity, Las Vegas is uniquely positioned to benefit as a potential hub for the booming industry, with a history of hosting esports events, a luxe new esports venue opening at Luxor soon and casinos beginning to take esports bets.
Another esports company is going Rogue.
Luxor’s former LAX nightclub will open as Esports Arena Las Vegas on March 22 with a series of events, including an invitation-only, multiday, live-streamed tournament.
The new Esports Arena at the Luxor, which is set to open in early 2018, will feature food by José Andrés. The celebrity chef’s company, ThinkFoodGroup, has partnered with Allied Esports to design a gaming-inspired food and beverage menu for the venue.
SkillCon, a three-day expo underway at the Rio’s Pavilion, showcases a variety of competitive skills in action. Among them: Rubik’s Cube speed-solving, juggling, bodybuilding, eSports, fidget-spinning, dodge ball, robotics and weightlifting.
In 2015, North Las Vegas-resident Mike Ziethlow had an idea for creating something like a Yelp for independent music, but he didn’t know how to turn that idea into a product.
How is the casino industry supposed to make money from esports, the convergence of video gaming and gambling?
Last year show organizers say there were two sessions dedicated to esports at the Global Gaming Expo, the annual international gaming trade show and conference presented by the American Gaming Association.
Thousands of gaming devices will be on display at the Sands Expo Center for the Global Gaming Expo, the world’s largest gaming industry trade show.